Junya Zhu, MS, MA, PhD

Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA

Dr. Junya Zhu is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her research focuses on health care quality, patient safety, patient experience/satisfaction, and prescription drug utilization and effectiveness. A key distinction of her research is the use of advanced research methods such as multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling, rigorous development of measurement tools, and analyses of national claims and survey datasets.

Dr. Zhu has examined measurement invariance, multilevel structure, and trajectory of patient experience with hospital care using the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey. She has also served as a principal investigator in a grant from the World Health Organization (WHO) for developing a patient safety climate instrument for hospitals in China and examining variations in safety climate by work area and job category. In addition, Dr. Zhu has conducted studies on prescription drug utilization and effectiveness including comparative effectiveness of alternative first-line chemotherapy regimens for advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Currently, with support of a Career Development Award (K01) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Dr. Zhu is examining trends and variation in oral anticoagulant choice in patients with atrial fibrillation and developing a computerized decision support tool for the patients to make an informed and personalized choice among oral anticoagulants.