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Junya Zhu, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 648
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Brandeis University, 2013
MA, Brandeis University, 2008
MS, Brandeis University, 2006


My research interests cover several areas of health services research and policy, including quality of care, patient experience, patient safety, patient-centered outcomes, and comparative effectiveness. The expertise I have developed so far lies in the application of advanced methods such as multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling, rigorous development of measurement tools, and analyses of large national claims and survey datasets.

Honors and Awards

Faculty Innovation Fund Award, 2014

The International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua) Scholarship, 2007

Student Commencement Speaker, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University, 2006

  • Quality of care
  • Patient safety
  • Patient experience/satisfaction
  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Decision making
  • Survey research
  • Zhu J, Weingart SN, Ritter GA, Tompkins C, Garnick DW. Racial/ethnic disparities in patient experience with communication in hospitals: real differences or measurement errors? Med Care. 2015; 53(5):446-454.

  • Zhu J, Li L, Zhao H, Han G, Wu AW, Weingart SN. Development of a patient safety climate survey for Chinese hospitals: cross-national adaptation and psychometric evaluation. BMJ Qual Saf. 2014; 23(10):847-856.

  • Zhu J, Sharma DB, Chen AB, Johnson BE, Weeks JC, Schrag D. Comparative effectiveness of three platinum-doublet chemotherapy regimens in elderly patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. Cancer. 2013; 119(11): 2048-2060.

  • Zhu J, Sharma DB, Gray SW, Chen AB, Weeks JC, Schrag D. Carboplatin and paclitaxel with vs without bevacizumab in older patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer. JAMA. 2012; 307(15):1593-1601.

  • Zhu J, Stuver SO, Epstein AM, Schneider EC, Weissman JS, Weingart SN. Can we rely on patients’ reports of adverse events? Med Care. 2011; 49(10):948-955.