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Hossein Zare, PhD

  • Assistant Scientist

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 337
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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MS, UMUC, 2018
PhD, Azad University of Tehran, 2004
MS, Azad University of Tehran, 1998
BSc, Shahid Sadoghi University of Medical Science, 1995


Dr. Zare holds a PhD in health policy and management. He is an Assistant Scientist in the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Zare is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) in the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). He worked in several international and local projects, with expertise in data analysis, systematic review, qualitative and quantitative data.

Dr. Zare is highly interested in working on health economics, inequality in health systems, racial/ethnical disparities, and health systems with lots of experience working on comparative studies. He hopes his research will help communities and policymakers to eliminate disparities and inequalities in societies.

Dr. Zare has worked with lots of big data in the United States including the US Census, American Community Survey, Medicare Hospital Cost Report and Claims Data, Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Area Health Resource File, Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care, Health and Retirement Survey, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and International level, such as the Mexican Family Life Survey, Cambodia, Guatemala, Kenya and Zambia household data and DHS datasets.

Dr. Zare has extensive experience performing applied econometric analysis, analysis of trends, and patterns of health expenditures, systematic review, and qualitative analysis. He is excelling in statistical software programming and routinely conduct complex analysis in STATA, SAS, and RStudio. He works very well with offline and online survey platforms including CS-PRO, RedCap and Qualtrics.

He started working on the economic impact of cyber-attacks on healthcare with focusing on hospitals. He seeks to work with advocacy organizations to reduce inequality, improve access and quality of care with focusing on the most vulnerable population.

Honors and Awards

Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, University of Maryland University Global Campus(UMGC), April 2019

ITNG 2018 Best Poster (16th International Conference on Information Technology), 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Health Policy and Management, Health Economics, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University, Department of International Health, 2012

  • Health inequality
  • Health inequality
  • Health Economics
  • Minority Health
  • Hospital Quality
  • Cyber Security
  • Community Benefit

Most recent publications

  • Xu A, Zare H, Dai X, Xiang Y, Gaskin DJ (2019) Defining hospital community benefit activities using Delphi technique: A comparison between China and the United States. PLoS ONE 14(11): e0225243. Gaskin, D.J., Zare, H., Herring. B., Anderson. G.F. (2019). Comparing Charity and Uncompensated Cost in Non-profit Hospitals. Health Care Management. Volume 64,Number 5, September/October 2019
  • Gaskin, D. J., Zare, H., & Delarmente, B. A. (2019). The Supply of Hospital Care to Minority and Low-Income Communities and the Hospital Readmission Reduction Program. Medical Care Research and Review, 1077558719861242.
  • Gaskin, D. J., Zare, H., Vazin, R., Love, D., & Steinwachs, D. (2018). Racial and Ethnic Composition of Hospitals’ Service Areas and the Likelihood of Being Penalized for Excess Readmissions by the Medicare Program. Medical care, 56(11), 934-943.
  • Herring, B., Gaskin, D., Zare, H., & Anderson, G. (2018). Comparing the value of nonprofit hospitals’ tax exemption to their community benefits. INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 55, 0046958017751970.
  • Zare, H., Gaskin, D. J., & Anderson, G. (2015). Variations in life expectancy in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development countries–1985–2010. Scandinavian journal of public health, 43(8), 786-795.