Research Associate

Department of Health Services Research & Administration
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2007–present Research Associate, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, UNMC
  • 1997–2007 Health Data Analyst, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, UNMC
  • 1995–97  Research Assistant, Department of Health & Human Performance University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • 1988–94  Public Health Physician, Shanghai Health Education Institute, WHO Collaboration Center for Health Promotion, Shanghai, China


  • PhD, University of Nebraska–Lincoln (expected fall 2011)
  • MEd, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Nebraska, 1997
  • MD, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China, 1988

Research Interests

Research methodology, mixed methods and different types of quantitative research methods for complex-sample and multilevel data.

Selected Publications

  • Kettles, A. M., Creswell, J. W., & Zhang, W. (2011). Mixed Methods Research in Mental Health Nursing. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Articles online in advance of print: DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01701.x.
  • Zhang, W., & Watanabe-Galloway, S. (2010). Hospital Treatment for Substance Misuse–Differences among Four Age Cohorts. The Psychiatrist, 34(4), 162-163.
  • Creswell, J., & Zhang, W. (2009). The Application of Mixed Methods Designs to Trauma Research. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 22(6), 612–621.
  • Zhang, W., Mueller, K. J., & Chen, L. W. (2009). Do Rural Hospitals Lag Behind Urban Hospitals in Addressing Community Health Needs? An Analysis of Recent Trends in US Community Hospitals. Australian Journal of Rural Health, 17(4), 183-188.
  • Chen, L. W., Zhang, W., Sun, J., & Mueller, K. J. (2009). The Magnitude, Variation, and Determinants of Rural Hospital Resource Utilization Associated with Hospitalizations Due to Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 15(3), 216-222.
  • Zhang W., Watanabe-Galloway S. (2008). Ten-Year Secular Trends for Congestive Heart Failure Hospitalizations: An Analysis of Regional Differences in the United States. Congestive Heart Failure, 14, 266-271.
  • Feresu, S. A., Zhang, W., Puumala. S. E., Ullrich, F., & Anderson, J. R. (2008). Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Among Low-income Women in Nebraska: Findings from the Every Woman Matters Program, 1993-2004. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 19(3), 797-813.
  • Zhang, W., Mueller, K. J., Chen, L. (2008).Uninsured Hospitalizations: Urban and Rural Differences. Journal of Rural Health, 24(2), 194-202.
  • Feresu, S. A., Zhang, W., Puumala, S. E., Ullrich, F., & Anderson, J. R. (2008). The Frequency and Distribution of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among Nebraska Women Enrolled in the WISEWOMAN Screening Program, Journal of Women's Health, 17(4), 607-617.
  • Watanabe-Galloway, S., & Zhang W. (2007). Analysis of US Trends in General Hospital Discharges after Episodes of Serious Mental Illness, 1995-2002. Psychiatric Services, 58(4), 496-502.

contact Wanqing Zhang
984350 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4350
Phone: 402-559-8441
Fax: 402-559-9695