Ania Korsunska

Ph.D. Student

Ania Korsunska is a third year Ph.D. student at Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool). She holds a M.A. from the University of Chicago in the Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) with a concentration on medical sociology and has completed two years of PhD coursework at Temple University in the Lew Klein College of Media and Communication. She has previously worked as a researcher assistant in the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), a medical device user-experience researcher at GfK and as a medical editor at the health communication agency Discovery USA (now called Razorfish Health). During her time at Temple University she also worked at the Digital Scholarship Center (now called the Loretta C. Duckworth Scholars Studio).


Ania’s research interests focus on understanding the spread of misinformation about research in the health and medical sector. Her research explores how the scientific content changes by passing through a series of gatekeepers, what incentives and constraints affect the gatekeepers and the content they produce. The overall goal is identifying what types of distortion the information is likely to encounter at each stage of information dissemination and to design algorithms to prevent the creation and spread of misinformation. Methodologically, her work utilizes content/textual analysis and network analysis.


Ania practices yoga, and is currently learning acroyoga/partner acrobatics with her husband, who is a Ph.D. student at Temple University’s Political Science Department. She is also an enthusiastic backyard gardener, corgi mom and DIY home renovator.