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Isaac Ashraf Vaghefi

Assistant Professor

Seidenberg School of CSIS

Information Technology NY

  • @New York City
    163 William Street 216
Office Hours
New York City

Mon (by appointment)


Isaac Vaghefi is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Pace University - New York. His research primarily focuses on the negative aspect of technology use such as especially technology addictions, as well as use of technology in healthcare. His works have been published at Information Systems Journal, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, The Data Base for Advances in Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Medical Internet Research, European Business Review, Internet Research, and Psychiatry Research, and were presented at premier conferences of Information Systems and Management disciplines. He has served as editor and reviewer for multiple journals, and as chair and reviewer for major conferences in Information Systems, and Medical Informatics disciplines.


PhD , McGill University , 2015
Business Administration-Information Systems

MS , University of Tehran , 2008

BS , IUST , 2006
Industrial Engineering

Awards and Honors

  • The Helene & Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship, October 2020 - Wilson faculty Fellow


Turel, O., Vaghefi, I. & Qahri-Saremi, H. (2021, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). The Dark Side of Information Technology Minitrack. http://hicss.hawaii.edu/tracks-54/organizational-systems-and-technology/#the-dark-side-of-information-technology-use-minitrack

Qhari-Saremi, H., Vaghefi, I. & Turel, O. Profiles of Responses to Social Networking Site Addiction Identification, Personality Predictors, and Outcomes. The DATA BASE for Advances in Information Systems.

Vaghefi, I., Qahri-Saremi, H. & Turel, O. Dealing with Social Networking Site Addiction: A Cognitive-Affective Model of Discontinuance Decisions. Internet Research. http://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/INTR-10-2019-0418/full/html

Beaudry, A., Vaghefi, I., Lapointe, L. & Bagayogo, F. (2020, March). Impacts of IT User Behavior: Observations Through A New Lens. Communications of the Association for Information Systems. Vol 46 , pages 331-364. http://https://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol46/iss1/15/

Turel, O. & Vaghefi, I. (2020, February). Social media detox: Relapse predictors. Psychiatry Research. Vol 284 , pages 112488. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0165178119315082?via%3Dihub

Turel, O., Qahri-Saremi, H. & Vaghefi, I. (2020, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Special Issue: Dark Sides of Digitalization. International Journal of Electronic Commerce. http://www.ijec-web.org/special-issues-and-special-sections/

Shahbaznezhad, H., Rashidirad, M. & Vaghefi, I. (2019, December). A systematic review of the antecedents of knowledge transfer: an actant-object view. European Business Review. Vol 31 (Issue 6) , pages 970-995.

Vaghefi, I. (2019, August). The Continued Use of Mobile Health Applications: Insights from a Longitudinal Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research - Mhealth Uhealth. Vol 7 (Issue 8) , pages e12983. http://mhealth.jmir.org/2019/8/e12983/

Vaghefi, I. & Qahri-Saremi, H. Do Personality Traits Influence Addiction to Online social Networks?. Counselor Magazine.

Vaghefi, I., Lapointe, L. & Shahbaznezhad, H. (2018). A multilevel process view of organizational knowledge transfer: enablers versus barriers. Journal of Management Analytics. Vol 5 (Issue 1) , pages 1-17.

Vaghefi, I., Lapointe, L. & Boudreau-Pinsonneault, C. (2017, March). A typology of user liability to IT addiction. Information Systems Journal. Vol 27 (Issue 2) , pages 125-169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/isj.12098

, V. I., Hughes, J. B., Law, S., Lortie, M., Leaver, C. & Lapointe, L. (2016). Understanding the Impact of Electronic Medical Record Use on Practice-Based Population Health Management: A Mixed-Method Study. JMIR Medical Informatics. Vol 4 (Issue 2) , pages e10. http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/medinform.4577


Dark Side of Technology, Healthcare IT, Medical Informatics, Knowledge Transfer,
New areas of focus: Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare


  • Washington Post [Newspaper], April 10 2018


  • Association of information systems [member] , January 2010
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