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Jing Zhang

PhD Student

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the intersection of health informatics and human-computer interaction. I am specifically interested in studying how clinicians, patients and health consumers use technology, with the goal of improving system design and human performance.

  • Consumer Health Informatics
  • Clinical Informatics
  • Human Factors

Current Projects

  • Studying patient information needs in online  health communities

Past Projects 

  • Evaluating the usability of EHR and its effect on clinical workflow in the primary care setting (VA San Diego)
  • Evaluating the socio-technical impact of imaging systems (UC-Irvine)

Selected Publications

  • Zhang J, Chen Y, Ashfaq S, Bell K, Calvitti A, Farber NJ, Gabuzda MT, Gray B, Liu L, Rick S, Street RL, Zheng K, Zuest D, Agha Z. Strategizing EHR use to achieve patient-centered care in exam rooms: A qualitative study on primary care providers. J Am Med Inform Assoc. (2015)
  • Doan S, Lin K, Conway M, Ohno-Machado L, Feupe SF, Ross MK, Jiang X, Farzaneh S, Walker R, Alipanah N, Zhang J, Xu H, Kim H, PhenDisco: Phenotype Discovery System for the Database of Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association (2013)


  • BS in Biology, Beloit College. Beloit, Wisconsin

Contact Information

Location: UCSD, ACTRI building