- women of color's information seeking on social media for their decision making,
- health (in)equity in New Mexico, and
- behavioral intervention through communication technology for health risk prevention.
Lian earned a BA (Dean's list) from Kyonggi University in Seoul, South Korea, where she double majored in Journalism and in Visual Media & Art. She received an MA in Communication from West Texas A&M University. Before moving to the United States, she worked on TV documentaries at the Korean Educational Broadcasting System. She is a research member of Digital Media and Communication for Health & Politics Research Group at C&J.
Outside of academia, Lian loves running, hiking, yoga, writing, and learning about individuals. She is a big fan of FC Barcelona.