Xi Zhu


A portrait of Prof. Xi Zhu of the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

Title(s): Associate Professor, Interim MHA Program Director
Department: Health Management and Policy
Office: N222 CPHB
Phone: (319) 384-3829

Xi Zhu, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy and serves as Interim MHA Program Director. Dr. Zhu received his PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on micro and macro organizational behaviors in healthcare delivery systems. Specifically, his work explores: 1) how team design, team process, and quality improvement activities affect care quality and safety; and 2) how market and policy environments affect health organizations’ structures, strategies, and efficiency. Together, his research builds on organization, team, and implementation sciences to identify strategies and approaches for advancing patient care while improving micro and macro healthcare systems.

Courses Taught

  • Health Care Management
  • Hospital Organization and Management
  • Human Resources for Health Organizations
  • Organizational Behavior and Theory in Health Care

Research Interests

  • Organizational behavior and theory
  • Team design, process, and effectiveness
  • Health systems and health policy
  • Quality improvement and patient safety
  • Implementation and evaluation sciences
  • Social network analysis and its applications