Shijun Zhu, DrE, MS

‌Associate Professor, OSAH
Associate Professor/Statistician, RES
Address: 402H
Phone Number: 410-706-2953


  • DrE, Industrial Eng., focusing on applied statistics
  • MS, Statistics


  • Co-I, 2016-2021, R01 "Implementation of EIT-4-BPSD in Nursing Homes," NIH, $2,550,000, MPI (Resnick, Kolanowski & VanHaitsma)
  • Co-I, 2016-2018, R21 “Exercise Effect on Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathic Pain, Peripheral Nerve Fibers,” NIH, $492,000, PI (Ryan & Griffith)
  • Co-I, 2016-2021, R01 “Dissemination and Implementation of Function Focused Care for Assisted Living,” NIH, $1,650,000, PI (Resnick)
  • Faculty Statistician, 2016-2021, P30 “Omics Associated with Self-management Interventions for Symptoms (OASIS) Center,” NIH, $2,700,000, MPI (Dorsey, Renn & Resnick)
  • Biostatistician, 2016-2019, R15 “Modeling Post-Menopausal Chemotherapy-associated Weight Gain,” NIH, $1,380,000, PI (Lessans)
  • Biostatistician, 2016-2018, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, “Circadian Rhythms, Fatigue and Bright Light Therapy in Adolescent Cancer Survivors,” PI (Rogers)
  • Co-I, 2016-2018, R21 “A Theory-Based Patient Portal eLearning Program for Older Adults with Chronic Illnesses,” ARHQ, $299,960, PI (Nahm)
  • Biostatistician, 2015-2020, R01 “Mechanisms Underlying Comorbid Pain Conditions in a Clinically Relevant Model,” NIH, $2,854,000, MPI (Traub & Dorsey)
  • Biostatistician, 2013-2018, R01 “Function and Behavior Focused Care for Nursing Home Residents with Dementia,” NIH, $1,570,000, PI (Galik)
  • Biostatistician, 2012-2017, P30 “Center for the Genomics of Pain,” NIH, $2,400,000, MPI (Dorsey, Faden & Greenspan)
  • Statistical Consultant, 2014-2015, F31 “Neurophysiological, Psychological, and Genetic Correlates of Vulvodynia,” $92,000, PI (Dernetz)
  • Statistical Consultant, 2014-2016, F31 “Efficacy of Acute Pain Management on Chronic Pain following Lower Extremity Trauma,” $125,000, PI (Griffioen)
  • Biostatistician, 2014-2016, American Lung Association “Biomarkers of Airway Inflammation and Asthma Control in Children with Comorbid Sleep-Disordered Breathing,” PI (Rogers)
  • Statistical Consultant, 2013-2016, F32 “Genetic, Clinical, and Biological Correlates of EGFR Inhibitor-related Rash,” $160,000, PI (Wickersham)
  • Biostatistician, 2013-2016, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation “Organizational cultural competency and the impact on patient outcomes”, $350,000, PI (Ogbolu)
  • Biostatistician, 2013-2015, R21 “Pilot Testing Function Focused Care for Acute Care,” NIH, $360,000, PI (Resnick)
  • Biostatistician, 2012-2015, R21 “Preparing Families for the Dying Process,” NIH, $412,000, PI (Wiegand)
  • Biostatistician, 2012-2014, R21 “Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy after a Life-Threatening Exacerbation of a Chronic Illness,” PI (Wiegand)
  • Statistician, 2011-2014, R01 “Dissemination of a Theory-Based Bone Health Program in Online Communities,” NIH, $1,780,000, PI (Nahm)
  • Statistician, 2011-2014, R21 “Pilot of comprehensive intervention to improve alertness in nurses,” NIH, $337,100, PI (Geiger-Brown)
  • Biostatistician, 2011-2013, R01 “Imaging Research on Impulsivity, Stress and Drug Abuse”, NIH/NIDA, Total cost $3,014,585, PI (Oswald)
  • Biostatistician, 2011-2012, R15 “Withdrawal of Life-Sustaining Therapy after a Life-Threatening Exacerbation of a Chronic Illness,” PI (Wiegand)

Selected Recent Publications

  1. Griffith1 K.A., Zhu S., Johantgen M., Dorsey S.G., et al. 2017, Oxaliplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy and identification of unique severity groups, J Pain and Symptom Management, doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.07.033. in press
  2. Sagherian K., Unick G.J., Zhu S., Geiger-Brown J., 2017, Acute fatigue predicts sickness absence in the workplace: a 1-year retrospective cohort study in pediatric nurses, Journal of Advanced Nursing, doi: 10.1111/jan.13357. in press
  3. Hado Byon H., Zhu S., Unick G.J., Storr C., Lipscomb J., 2017, Potential risks associated with patient violence on direct care workers in the home setting: Findings from a national sample, Journal of Violence and Victims. doi: 10.1891/0886-6708.VV-D-16-00021, in press
  4. Griffith K. A., Chung S., Zhu S., Ryan A.S., 2016,  Insulin resistance and inflammation in Black women with and without breast cancer: cause for concern,  Ethnicity & Disease, 26(4):513-520, doi: 10.18865/ed.26.4.513
  5. Nahm E.S., Diblasi C., Gonzales E., Zhu S., Sagherian, K., et al., 2017, Patient-Centered PHR/Portal Implementation Toolkit for Ambulatory Clinics: A Feasibility Study, Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 35(4): 176-185, doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000318
  6. Zhu S., Nahm E. S., Resnick B., Friedmann E., Brown C., Park J., Park D. (2016). The moderated mediating effect of self-efficacy on exercise among older adults in an online bone health intervention study: A parallel process latent growth curve modeling. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 1-30. doi:10.1123/japa.2016-0216 [doi]
  7. Trinkoff A, Yang B, Storr C, Zhu S., Lerner NB, Han K, 2017, Determining the CNA training-hour requirement for quality care in the US nursing home, Journal of Nursing Regulation, 8(1): 4-10,
  8. Yang G. S., Kim H. J., Zhu S., Griffith K. A., Dorsey S.G. and Renn C.L., 2017, Interventions for the Treatment of Aromatase Inhibitor-Associated Arthralgia in Breast Cancer Survivors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Cancer Nursing, 40(4):E26-E41, doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000409
  9. Nahm E. S., Charters K., Yoo E., Keldsen L. M., & Zhu S. (2016). Osteoporosis preventive practice between veteran and nonveteran older adults: Findings from patient-reported data. Orthopedic Nursing, 35(6), 401-410. doi:10.1097/NOR.0000000000000297 [doi]
  10. Nahm E.S., Sagherian K., Zhu S., 2016, Use of Patient Portals in Older Adults: A Comparison of Three Samples, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 225:354-8. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-658-3-354
  11. Resnick B., Wells C., Galik E., Holtzman L., Zhu S., et al., 2016, Feasibility and Efficacy of Function Focused Care for Orthopedic Trauma Patients, Journal of trauma nursing, 23(3):144-55. doi: 10.1097/JTN.0000000000000203
  12. Nahm ES, Resnick B., Magzina J., Zhu S., et al., 2015, The Effects of an Online Theory-Based Bone Health Program in Community-Dwelling Older Adults, Journal of Applied Gerontology, 1-28, pii: 0733464815617284
  13. Chung S., Zhu S., Friedmann E., Kelleher C., Griffith K. A., et al., 2015, Weight loss with mindful eating in African American women following treatment for breast cancer: a longitudinal study, June 2015, Supportive Care in Cancer, 24(4):1875-81. doi: 10.1007/s00520-015-2984-2
  14. Ogbolu Y., Johantgen M., Zhu S., Johnson JV., 2015, Nurse reported patient safety in low-resource settings:  A cross-sectional study of MCH nurses in Nigeria, Applied Nursing Research, 28(4):341-6  doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2015.02.006
  15. Nahm E.S., Resnick B., Zhu S., et al., 2015, Dissemination of Theory-Based Online Bone Health Programs: Two Intervention Approaches, Health Informatics Journal, 21(2): 120-136 doi: 10.1177/1460458213505573
  16. Geiger-Brown J., Sagherian K., Zhu S., Wieroniey M.A., Blair L., Warren J., Hinds P., Szeles R. 2015. Napping on the Night Shift: A Two-Hospital Implementation Project.  American Journal of Nursing, 116(5):26-33. doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000482953.88608.80
  17. Geiger-Brown J., Wieroney M., Zhu S., Blair L., et al., 2014,  Measuring subjective sleepiness at work in hospital nurses: Validation of a modified delivery format of the Karolinska Sleepiness Scale, Sleep and Breathing, 2014 Dec;18(4):731-9. doi: 10.1007/s11325-013-0935-z
  18. Resnick B., Nahm E.-S., Zhu S., Brown C., An M.-J., et al., 2014, The impact of osteoporosis, falls, fear of falling and efficacy expectations on exercise among community dwelling older adults. Health Education and Behavior, 33(5):277-86; quiz 287-8. doi: 10.1097
  19. Wang Y., Buckingham-Howes S., Nair P., Zhu S., Magder L., Black M.M., 2014, Prenatal drug exposure, behavioral problems and drug experimentation among African American urban adolescents, Journal of Adolescent Health, 2014 Sep;55(3):423-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2014.02.021
  20. Rogers VE, Zhu S., Ancoli-Israel S., Hinds PS, 2014, Impairment in circadian activity rhythms occurs during dexamethasone therapy in children with leukemia, Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 61(11):1986-91. doi: 10.1002/pbc.25147
  21. Griffith K., Dorsey S., Renn C., Zhu S., Johantgen M., et al., 2014, Correspondence between Neurophysiological and Clinical Measurements of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: Secondary Analysis of Data from the CI-PeriNoms Study, Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System,  19(2):127-35. doi: 10.1111/jns5.12064
  22. Oswald L., Wand G., Kuwabara, H., Zhu S., et al., 2014, History of Childhood Adversity is Positively Associated with Ventral Striatal Dopamine Responses to Amphetamine, Psychopharmacology, 231(12):2417-33. doi: 10.1007/s00213-013-3407-z
  23. Griffith K., Couture D., Zhu S., Renn CL., Dorsey S., et al., 2014, Evaluation of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy using current perception threshold and clinical evaluations, Euroapean Journal of Cancer, Supportive Care in Cancer, 22(5): 1161-9, doi: 10.1007/s00520-013-2068-0
  24. El Ghaziri M, Zhu S., Lipscomb J, Smith B, 2014, Work schedule and client characteristics associated with workplace violence experience among nurses and midwives in sub-Saharan Africa, Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 25(1 Suppl): S79-89. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2013.07.002
  25. Ogbolu Y., Iwu E.N., Zhu S., Johnson J.V., 2013, Translating research into practice in low-resource countries: progress in prevention of maternal to child transmission of HIV in Nigeria, Nursing Research and Practice, Vol (2013): 1-10.
  26. Oswald L. M., Wand G. S., Zhu S., Selby V., 2013, Volunteerism and self-selection bias in human positron emission tomography neuroimaging research, Brain Imaging and Behavior, 7(2): 163-176 
  27. Park H., Kent A., Zhu S., Henry B., Bochicchio G., 2013, Percutaneous versus open tracheostomy: Comparison of procedures and surgical site infections, Surgery Infections, 14(1):21-3. doi: 10.1089/sur.2011.059
  28. Nahm E.S., Warren J., Zhu S., An M., Brown J., 2012, Nurses’ self-care behaviors related to weight and stress, Nursing Outlook, 60(5): e23-31. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook
  29. Wang Y., Storr C.L., Green K.M., Zhu S., et al., 2012, The effect of two elementary school-based prevention interventions on being offered tobacco and the transition to smoking. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 120(1-3):202-8
  30. G. De Castro, Zhu S., Bochicchio G., et al., 2011, New Hemostatic dressing (Fast Dressing) reduces blood loss and improves survival in a grade V liver injury model in non-coagulopathic swine. Journal of Trauma, 70(6):1408-12
  31. Sheikhattari P., Clubb P.A., Beharie R., Zhu S., Wang Y., Wagner F.A., 2010, Risky sexual behavior among freshman students at a Historically Black College in the United States of America, World Academy of Science, 66, 1537-1544 S
  32. Scott-Johnson P.E., Gross S. M, Gray L.M., Zhu S., Browne D.C., 2010, Sex differences in perceived weight-based stigmatization among African Americans, Ethnicity and Disease, 20 (1): S1-196-200. PMID: 20521414
  33. Sheikhattari P., Zhu S., Wagner F.A., 2010, Differences among never smokers, current smokers and former smokers in a low SES urban community sample, World Academy of Science, 66, 400-405
  34. Zhu S., Browne D.C., Wagner F.A. et al., 2009, Racial/ethnic differences in parental concern about their children’s drug use in a nationally representative sample in the United States, the Journal of National Medical Association, 101(9), 915-919. PMID: 19806849
  35. Zhu S., Lee S., Hargrove S.K., Chen G., 2007, Prediction of combustion efficiency of chicken litter using an artificial neural network approach, Fuel 86(5-6), 877-886. (the leading journal in fuel science; 5-year IF: 4.059)
  36. Zhu S., Browne D.C., Wagner F.A. et al., 2009, Racial/ethnic differences in parental concern about their children’s drug use in a nationally representative sample in the United States, the Journal of National Medical Association, 101(9), 915-919. PMID: 19806849
  37. Lee S., Zhu S., Liu Y., 2005, Factorial modeling for transient particle velocity in a fluidized bed combustor cold model, Particulate Science and Technology 23(3), 205-214

Primary Teaching Areas

Multivariable Modeling; Longitudinal Design and Analysis

Academic & Professional Activities

  • 2016-, Editorial Board member of Geriatric Nursing
  • 2017-, Statistical Reviewer of Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Ad hoc reviewer, American Journal of Public Health, Addiction, Nursing Outlook, Geriatric Nursing, SM Journal of Nursing, International Journal of Women’s Health, Sage Open, International journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Advanced Nursing
  • Member, American Statistical Association

Grant reviewer:

  • 2011-2012: Member, Review Committee, Tobacco Smoking Grants to Florida Health Department, Solix Grant Management Solutions
  • 2010: Member, Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program