Donglan “Stacy” Zhang

Health Policy & Management
Assistant Professor

Curriculum Vitae

Health Policy & Management

  • Education

    PhD, Health Services Research, UCLA, 2014

    MA, Health Economics, Fudan University, 2009

    BA, Health Administration, Shanghai Jiaotong University, 2006

  • Areas of Expertise

    Dr. Zhang’s areas of expertise are in health services research, policy impact analysis and simulation, and systems science methods. She developed a simulation model to compare the relative effectiveness of population-based strategies on unhealthy dietary behavior and hypertension prevalence. Her recent work focuses on testing the efficacy and feasibility of new service delivery models such as telemedicine and m-health in resource-constrained areas.

  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements

    Best Paper Award, China Health Policy and Management Society
    Early Career Travel Stipend Award, American Heart Association
    Travel Award for the Systems Approaches to the Obesity Epidemic, Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity

  • Affiliations

    American Society of Health Economists
    International Health Economics Association
    American Public Health Association
    American Heart Association
    Medical Decision-Making
    China Health Policy and Management Society (US-based)

  • Course Instruction

    HPAM 8300: Research Methods in Health Policy
    HPAM 7010: Introduction to Health Policy and Management

  • Research Interests

    Dr. Zhang’s research interests include health insurance and access to health care, mobile health and telehealth, prevention of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and nutrition policy, and early childhood intervention.

  • Selected Publications

    Zhang, D., Ritchey, M. R., Park, C., Li, J., Chapel, J., & Wang, G . Association Between Medicaid Coverage and Income Status on Health Care Use and Costs Among Hypertensive Adults After Enactment of the Affordable Care Act. American journal of hypertension. 2019;

    Zhang, D., Shi, L., Ido, M. S., Green, D. E., Li, Y., Su, D., & Hess, D. C. Impact of Participation in a Telestroke Network on Clinical Outcomes: Evidence from the Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2019;12(1): e005147.

    Zhang, D., Wang, G., Zhu, W., Thapa, J., Switzer, J., Hess, D., Smith, M., & Ritchey M. Expansion of Telestroke Services Improves Quality of Care Provided in Super Rural Areas. Health Affairs. 2018;37(12): 2005-2013.

    Zhang D, Pan X, Li S, Liang D, Hou Z, Li Y, Shi L. Impact of the National Essential Public Health Services Policy on Hypertension Control in China. American Journal of Hypertension.2017; hpx139.

    Zhang D, Joo H, Wang G. A Systematic Review of Economic Evidence on Community Hypertension Interventions. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017;53(6): S121–S130.

    Zhang D, Li Y, Wang G, Moran A, Pagán J. Nutrition Label Use and Sodium Intake in the United States. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2017;53 (6): S220–S227.

    Shi L, Zhang D, Meijgaard J, MacLeod K, Fielding J. The Interaction between an Individual’s Acculturation and Community Factors on Physical Inactivity, Obesity and Hypertension: A Multilevel Analysis. American Journal of Public Health. 2015;105(7): 1460-1467

    Zhang D, Meijgaard J, Shi L, Core B, Fielding J. Does Neighborhood Composition Modify the Association Between Acculturation and Unhealthy Dietary Behaviors? Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. 2015; 69(3): 69 – 74.

    Zhang D, Giabbanelli PJ, Arah OA, Zimmerman FJ. Impact of Different Policies on Unhealthy Dietary Behaviors in an Urban Adult Population: An Agent-Based Simulation Model. American Journal of Public Health. 2014;104(7): 1217-22.