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Jay Shen, Ph.D.

Associate Dean

Public Health
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Jay Shen, Ph.D., is the associate dean of the School of Public Health and professor of Health Care Administration and Policy. He teaches the U.S. healthcare systems, health economics, research methods, and management of health information systems courses. His research has covered access to care and outcomes/quality of care of racial/ethnic groups, uninsured, and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations; health services delivery including comparative effectiveness research, effects of EHR adoption on hospital’s financial performance, clinical outcomes, and patient safety; reduction in medication errors among hospitals in Southern Nevada; ED-based hospitalization among patients with severely mentally illness; improvement in communication skills among internationally educated nurses in the Las Vegas valley; economic effects of the Clean Air Act in Nevada; diabetic complications, maternal outcomes, and palliative care models in Nevada; and Chinese health system and policy. He has received grants awarded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Institute of Health, National Council of State Boards of Nursing, and Healthcare Consortium of Illinois. He’s a grant reviewer for the National Institute of Health and the National Science Foundation of New Zealand. He has published numerous journal articles, serves in the editorial board of Ethnicity & Disease, and is a reviewer for over 20 scientific journals. He is also a visiting professor at Fudan University in Shanghai and a visiting professor at Peking University in Beijing, China.