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Iowa: Investigator to Participate in National Academy of Medicine’s Emerging Leaders Forum

Dr. Xi Zhu, associate professor of health management and policy in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, has been invited to attend the inaugural Emerging Leaders Forum at the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) on July 17-18.

The 2-day forum is a new activity of the NAM’s Emerging Leaders in Health and Medicine Program. The program engages exceptional early- to mid-career professionals in health and medicine with NAM leadership, program staff, and each other to learn more about the NAM and promote interdisciplinary discussions and collaborations under the umbrella of the NAM.

Through its panel discussions and small group collaborations, the forum will encourage participants to address specific, pressing challenges in health and medicine through transdisciplinary approaches and provide guidance about commonly shared personal and professional challenges.

Dr. Zhu’s research focuses on micro and macro organizational behaviors in healthcare delivery systems, especially how team design, team process, and quality improvement activities affect care quality and safety and how market and policy environments affect health organizations’ structures, strategies, and efficiency. As principal investigator or co-investigator on several extramurally funded grants, he has studied organizational strategies for providing team-based care, implementing quality improvement initiatives, transforming healthcare delivery systems, and building a local culture of health in rural communities.

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