Senior Editor: Corey Angst

University of Notre Dame

Term: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2021


Research Background and Interests

My training is primarily in quantitative research but I am comfortable with qualitative methods as well. As a qualification, I am not able to evaluate analytical modeling work. Broadly speaking, I am interested in how IT impacts firms and society. The bulk of my research has been in the context of healthcare, but I am also interested in other societal effects of IT. Specifically, ethical issue related to IT, privacy and security, and detrimental effects of IT are of interest to me. Within these domains, my research focuses on:

Health IT:

  • Adoption and diffusion of electronic medical records (EMR/EHR) and other health IT
  • Hospital performance and the role of HIT
  • Sourcing of HIT

Privacy, Security, and Data Breaches:

  • Behavior in the presence of privacy concerns
  • Firm level determinants of data security breaches
  • Firm and managerial responses to data security breaches
  • Responsible, ethical data use
  • Data use consent

Methodological Interests

I have used a variety of research methods in my work, including

  • Longitudinal research
  • Panel data and econometric methods
  • Survey-based field research
  • Laboratory and natural experiments
  • Qualitative research

Email: cangst@nd.edu