Mei  Zhao

Associate Professor • Ph.D

Public Health • Brooks College of Health

Areas of Expertise

Education

Ph.D. in Health Services Organizations and Research - 2004
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
 

 

Certificate of Preparation for Future Faculty Professions - 2003
School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
 

 

Master of Biostatistics in Health Services Research and Policy - 1999
School of Public Health, Shandong Medical University, Jinan, China
 

 

Diploma of Medicine in Public Health -1992
School of Public Health, Shandong Medical University, Jinan, China
 

Biography

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Brooks College of Health, University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive, Jacksonville, Florida 32224-2673
Phone: (904) 620-1444, Facsimile: (904) 620-1035
E-Mail: mzhao@unf.edu

 

 

TEACHING AREAS

 

HSA4111: US Health Care System; HSA4170: Health Care Finance;
HSA3993: Seminar in International Health; HSA3383: Quality Management in Health Care
HSA6435: Health Economics; HSA6196: Quantitative Analysis in Health Care Services
HSA6958: Study Abroad; HSA6149: Health Planning and Marketing; HSA6385: Quality Management in Health Care



 

Awards

2010-2011 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Awards

University of North Florida

 

 

2008-2009 Outstanding International Leadership Award

(at the Assistant Professor / Instructor rank). 

University of North Florida

 

James Begun Award - 2005

For dissertation excellence, received from School of Allied Health Professions

Virginia Commonwealth University, May 2005.

Affiliations

Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy

 

The Association of University Programs in Health Administration

 

Jacksonville Chinese Association (JCA): 2010-present
 

Grants and Contracts Awarded

Research Grants Funded

 

2011.12.10 - 2011.12.31 Visiting Scholar Research Award. Center for Health Management and Policy. Shandong University ($3,500).

 

2008.6-2009.9 University of North Florida, Summer Proposal Development Grant: What are the factors that influence the utilization, expenditure, and outcome of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in the U.S.? (Principal Investigator, $7,500. Mei Zhao, JoAnn Nolin, and Rob Haley).

 

2006.7-2009.6 University of North Florida, College of Health Brooks Research Grants, “Nursing Home Financial Condition and Quality” (Principal Investigator, $54,000).

 

2006. 11-2007.12 University of North Florida, College of Health Research Grant, “What is the Prevalence and Cost of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine for Rehabilitative Services in China?” (Co-Investigator, $3,000. Rob Haley, JoAnn Nolin, Mei Zhao, and Kerry Dunning).

 


Teaching Grants Funded

 

2011.12-2013.7 University of North Florida, Graduate Transformational Learning Opportunities Award, “Government-Sponsored Health Insurance Programs: the Hong Kong and Macau Experience.” (Principal Investigator, $7,500. Mei Zhao and Rob Haley).

 

2009.12-2010.12 University of North Florida, International Faculty Grant Proposal for travel to China. ($2,500).

 

2008.1-2009.6 University of North Florida, Undergraduate Transformational Learning Opportunities Award, “Public Health: Health Care and Culture in China: The Qingdao Experience.” (Principal Investigator, $30,000. Mei Zhao and Rob Haley).

 

2008.1-2009.6 University of North Florida, Graduate Transformational Learning Opportunities Award, “Public Health: Health Care and Culture in China: The Qingdao Experience.” (Principal Investigator, $5,000. Mei Zhao and Rob Haley).

 

2006.12-2007.12 University of North Florida, International Faculty Grant Proposal for travel to China. ($1,500).

Publications & Presentations

 

Refereed, Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

 

 

Clement JP, Bazzoli GJ, Zhao M. (2011). Nursing Home Price and Quality Responses to Publicly Reported Quality Information. Health Services Research. 2011 Aug 22.

 

Zhao, M. & Haley, D.R. (2011). Nursing Home Quality, Staffing, and Malpractice Paid-loss. Journal of Health Care Finance, 38 (1):1-10.

 

Oetjen, RM; Zhao, M; Darren Liu; Carretta, HJ (2011). “Nursing Home Safety: Does Financial Performance Matter?” Journal of Health Care Finance, 37(3):51-61.

 

Nolin, J., Daly, M.A, Haley, D.R., Zhao, M (2010). Cultivating an international academic relationship: The China experience. The Journal of Health Administration Education. Vol. 27 (2): 99-112.

 

Zhao, M., Haley, R., Oetjen, RM, Carretta H.(2010). “Malpractice Paid-Losses and Financial Performance of Nursing Homes” Health Care Management Review, 36 (1):78-85.

 

Zhao, M., Oetjen, RM, Nolin, J, & Carretta (2010). HJ. Nursing Home Quality: Does Financial Performance Matter? International Journal of Public Policy, 5(2/3): 143-159.

 

Harrison, Jeffrey P., Lambiase, Louis, and Mei Zhao (2010). Organizational Factors Associated with Quality of Care in US Teaching Hospitals. Journal of Health Care Finance, 36 (3):1-12.

 

Zhao, M., Haley, R, Nolin, J, Dunning, K, Wang, J., Sun, QS. (2009). “Utilization, Cost, Payment, and Patient Satisfaction of Rehabilitative Services in Shandong, China” Health Policy, 93(1):21-6.

 

Chukmaitov, A, Bazzoli, GJ, Harless, DW, Hurley, RE, Devers, KJ, Zhao, M. (2009). Variations in Inpatient Mortality among Hospitals in Different System Types, 1995 – 2000. Medical Care, 47 (4)466-73.

 

Zhao, M., Bazzoli, GJ, Clement, JP, Lindrooth, RC, Nolin, J, & Chukmaitov, A. (2008). Hospital staffing decisions: Does financial performance matter? Inquiry, 45:293-307.

 

Zhao, M., Haley, R, Nolin, J, Dunning, K, Wang, J., & Sun, QS. (2008). Serving billions: A pilot study on clinician perceived efficacy of rehabilitative services in China. The Health Care Manager Issue 27:(3) 252-258.

 

Haley, R, Zhao, M., Nolin, J, Dunning, K, & Sun, Q. (2008). Five myths of the China healthcare system. The Health Care Manager, 27(2),147-158.

 

Clement, JP, Valdmanis, V, Bazzoli, GJ, Zhao, M., & Chukmaitov, A. (2008). Hospital finance and mortality – a DEA analysis. Health Care Management Science, 11, 67-77.

 

Bazzoli, GJ, Chen, HF, Zhao, M., & Lindrooth RC. (2007). Hospital financial condition and the quality of patient care. Health Economics, Dec 21 2007 DOI: 10.1002/hec.1311.

 

Bazzoli, GJ, Lindrooth, RC, Clement, JP, Zhao, M., & Chukmaitov, A. (2006). Did the strong get stronger and the weak get weaker: Examining changes in hospital financial condition. Journal of Health Care Finance, 33(2),55-69.

 

Zhao, M., Carretta, HJ, & Hurley, RE. (2003). Sole community hospital involvement in health promotion and disease prevention services (HPDP): Does ownership matter? Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, 26(1), 93-118.

 

Zhao, M., Xu, L, Wang, X, Wang, J, Liu, Y, & Sun, X. (1999). Delivery places and their influences on pregnant women living in rural areas of shandong province. Chinese Rural Health Service Administration,19(5), 43-45.

 

Zhao, M., Wang, X, & Xu, L. (1999). The influence of MCH compensation system on the health services utility in rural areas. Chinese Primary Health Care,13(6), 32-33.

 

Zhao, M., Wang, X, Xu, L, Wang, J, Sun, X, & Liu, Y. (1999). Health services utilization and its determinants analysis among rural pregnant women in Shandong province. Chinese Primary Health Care,13(9), 26-27.

 

Zhao, M., Xu, L, Wang, X, & Cong, H (1999). Evaluation and cognition of the rural pregnant women on the MCH compensation system. Maternal and Child Health Care of China, 14(6), 356-358.

 

Zhao, M., Xu, L, Wang, X, & Wang, J. (1999). Willingness to pay for the MCH compensation system in rural areas. Chinese Health Service Administration, 7, 346-348.

 

Zhao, M., Wang, X, Xu, L, Wang, J, Wang, L, Li, Y, & Zhang, X. (1999). The influence of MCH compensation system on the health outcome of pregnancy in rural areas. Chinese Rural Health Service Administration, 19(10), 38-39.

 

Zhao, M., Xu, L, Wang, X, & Wang, J. (1999). The coverage rate and related factors of MCH compensation system in Shandong province. Maternal and Child Health Care of China, 14(9), 46-47.

 

Zhao, M., Xu, L, Wang, X, Wang, J, Liu, K, Dong F, Liu Y, & Sun, X. (1999). The influence of MCH compensation system on the health expenses of rural families. Chinese Rural Health Service Administration,19(10), 39-41.

 

Xu, L, Zhao, M., Liu, X, Wang, J, Wang, X, Li, W, & Xu, J. Assessing the MCH compensation system—Background, questions and research framework. Chinese Rural Health Service Administration,19(10), 36-37.

 

Xu, L, Zhao, M., Wang, X, Wang, J, Liu, Y, Sun, X, & Li, W. (1999). The summary and suggestion to maternal and infant health insurance system in Shandong, China. Chinese Rural Health Service Administration,19(10), 41-42.

 

 

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

 

Kerry N Dunning, Mei Zhao, and Rob Haley. Physical Therapy in China: Entwining Cultural Practices. Rehab management, 2009 September/October.

 

 

 

Presentations



Zhao, M. (2011, June 13). Nursing Home Quality, Staffing, and Malpractice Paid-Losses. Presented in the poster session Category: Global health Poster Session: C Date: Monday, June 13 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 2011 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle.

 

Zhao, M. (2010, June 23). Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (HPDP) in the United States Ports. Presented to Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, Shanghai, China.

 

Zhao, M. (2010, June 25). Health Care Reform in the United States: The Implications of the Reform on China’s Health Care Reform. Xiamen University, Xiamen, China.

 

Zhao, M. (2010, April 11) Healthcare Reform 2010. Presented to: Jacksonville Chinese Association. Jacksonville, Florida.

 

Zhao, M., Haley, DR. (2009, November 11) Utilization, Cost, Payment, and Patient Satisfaction of Rehabilitative Services in Shandong, China. Presented to: The 36th World Hospital Congress. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.

 

Zhao, M., Haley, DR. (2009, November 9 - 13) Serving Billions: A Pilot Study on Clinician Perceived Efficacy of Rehabilitative Services in China Poster Presentation. Presented to: The 36th World Hospital Congress. Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.

 

Zhao, M., Haley, R, Nolin, J, Dunning, K, “Utilization, Cost, Payment, and Patient Satisfaction of Rehabilitative Services in Shandong, China” Presented in the poster session Category: Global health Poster Session: C Date: Monday, June 29 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM 2009 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Chicago.

 

Zhao, M., Haley, R, Nolin, J. “A Pilot Study on Clinician Perceived Efficacy of Rehabilitative Services in China” Presented in the poster session A, Sunday, June 08, 2008 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC.

 

Zhao, M, Oetjen, RM, Nolin, J. “Nursing Home Quality: Does Financial Performance Matter?” Presented in the poster session A, Monday, June 09, 2008 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington DC.

 

Haley, DR., Zhao, M, Dunning, K. United States/China Healthcare Summit. Presented and Developed in Collaboration with China's Center for Health Management and Policy. Shandong University. Peoples Republic of China, November 5 - 9, 2007.

 

Zhao, M, Oetjen, RM, Nolin, J, “Nursing Home Quality and Financial Performance” Presented in Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital, Jacksonville, FL, January 23, 2008.

 

Zhao, M, Oetjen, RM, Nolin, J, “The Impact of Litigation on the Financial Performance of the Florida Nursing Home Industry” Presented in the poster session A, Sunday, June 03, 2007 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, FL.

 

Zhao, M, Bazzoli, GJ, Clement, JP, Lindrooth, R, Chukmaitov, A. “Hospital Staffing Decisions: Does Financial Performance Matter?” Presented in the poster session A, Sunday, June 25, 2006 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, WA.

 

Zhao, M, Bazzoli, GJ, Lindrooth, R, “Hospital Financial Performance, Nurse Staffing, and the Outcomes of Patient Care”, presented at the AcademyHealth 2005 Annual Research Meetings, June 2005, Boston, MA.

ZhaoContact Information

Building 39, Room 4040

(904) 620-1444

mzhao@unf.edu