Kai Zheng, Ph.D., is jointly appointed as Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health and Associate Professor of Information in the School of Information at the University of Michigan. He is also affiliated with the University of Michigan’s School of Nursing, Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research, Medical School Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, and Center for Entrepreneurship. He co-directs the Bio-Repository and Biomedical Informatics Core of the University of Michigan Health System and Peking University Health Science Center Joint Institute for Translational and Clinical Research. He is the Interim Director of University of Michigan’s Health Informatics Program preparing students for careers that will harness the power of information to enhance health and transform individual health and healthcare.
Zheng’s research draws upon techniques from the fields of information systems research and human–computer interaction to study the use of information, communication, and decision technologies in patient care delivery and management. His recent work has focused on topics related to interaction design, workflow and sociotechnical integration, and diffusion and evaluation of health information technologies. His publications appear in venues including the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (JAMIA), the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), and the Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW).
Zheng received his Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University where his dissertation entitled “Design, Implementation, User Acceptance, and Evaluation of a Clinical Decision Support System for Evidence-Based Medicine Practice” won the University’s 2007 William W. Cooper Doctoral Dissertation Award in Management or Management Science. He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association, the Association for Information Systems, and the Association for Computing Machinery, and a founding member of the China Health Policy and Management Society. He is the recipient of the 2011 American Medical Informatics Association New Investigator Award that recognizes early informatics contributions and significant scholarly achievements on the basis of scientific merit and research excellence.