• Haiyan Qu, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration in the UAB School of Health Professions. Dr. Qu teaches quantitative research method course in M.S. in Health Administration Program and M.S. in Health Informatics Program.

    She has been an investigator and methodologist for over 20 research projects. Her research interests focus on health disparities. She has published articles in Journal of General Internal Medicine, Academic Medicine, American Journal of Health Behavior, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, The Journal of Rheumatology, Clinical Rheumatology, Journal of Cancer Survivorship, Transplantation, and American Journal of Transplantation. She has served as a merit reviewer of applications submitted to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Addressing Disparities since 2013.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2021 Determining patient needs to enhance exercise program implementation and uptake in rural settings for women after a cancer diagnosisSupportive Care in Cancer2021
    2021 Nurse Burnout Predicts Self-Reported Medication Administration Errors in Acute Care HospitalsJournal for Healthcare Quality.  43:13-23. 2021
    2021 Self-advocacy is associated with lower likelihood of living donor kidney transplantation 2021
    2020 Systematic review of the hospice performance literatureHealth Care Management Review.  45:E23-E34. 2020
    2020 Combined Thoracic-Kidney Transplantation Practices May Exacerbate Existing Geographic Disparities in Access to Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation 2020
    2019 Patient-centered communication: dissecting provider communicationInternational Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.  32:534-546. 2019
    2018 Evaluating Journal Quality: The Wild New World Beyond Journal Rankings 2018
    2018 Outlets for Health Care Management Research: An Updated Assessment of Journal Ratings 2018
    2016 Association of part D coverage gap With COPD medication adherenceAmerican Journal of Managed Care.  22:e275-e282. 2016
    2014 Frictions as barriers to perioperative alignment: Results from a latent class analysis 2014
    2013 Age bias in physicians' recommendations for physical activity: A behavioral model of healthcare utilization for adults with arthritisJournal of Physical Activity and Health.  10:222-231. 2013
    2012 Determinants of physicians’ career choices in UkraineInternational Journal of Behavioural and Healthcare Research.  3:291-305. 2012
    2012 Using cognitive mapping to define key domains for successful attending rounds. 2012
    2010 Competency Development and Validation: A Collaborative Approach Among Four Graduate Programs 2010
    2010 Examining the diverse perspectives of nurse practitioners regarding obstacles to diaphragm prescription: A latent class analysisJournal of Women's Health.  19:1355-1361. 2010
    2010 Preventing intentional food contamination: A survey to assess restaurant preparednessJournal of Public Health Management and Practice.  16. 2010
    2010 Evaluating the quality of acute rehabilitation care for patients with spinal cord injury: An extended donabedian model 2010
    2010 Parenting practices are associated with fruit and vegetable consumption in pre-school childrenPublic Health Nutrition.  13:91-101. 2010
    2008 Indulgent feeding style and children's weight status in preschoolJournal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.  29:403-410. 2008
    Acupuncture Use in the United States: Who, Where, Why, and at What Price?
    Are community health centers' chief executive officers' compensation related to clinical performance?Health Care Management Review.  46:162-171.
    Assessment-based health informatics curriculum improvementJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association.  23:813-818.
    Association between adherence to physical activity guidelines and health-related quality of life among individuals with physician-diagnosed arthritisQuality of Life Research.  21:1347-1357.
    Barriers to diaphragm use: The views of advanced practice nurses
    Barriers to medication decision making in women with lupus nephritis: A formative study using nominal group techniqueJournal of Rheumatology.  42:1616-1623.
    Enhanced Advocacy and Health Systems Training through Patient Navigation Increases Access to Living-donor Kidney TransplantationTransplantation.  122-129.
    Exploring association between certified EHRs adoption and patient experience in U.S. psychiatric hospitals
    Factors Associated with the Provision of Inpatient Care in Hospices.Health Care Management Review
    Health care providers' recommendations for physical activity and adherence to physical activity guidelines among adults with arthritis
    Hospital characteristics associated with certified EHRs adoption among the U.S. psychiatric hospitals
    Identification of strategies to facilitate organ donation among african americans using the nominal group techniqueClinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.  10:286-293.
    Impact of medicare prospective payment system on acute rehabilitation outcomes of patients with spinal cord injuryArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  92:346-351.
    Increasing HPV Vaccination Support Through a Pilot Film-Based Community EngagementJournal of Community Health.  46:343-348.
    Input from multiple stakeholder levels prioritizes targets for improving implementation of an exercise intervention for rural women cancer survivors.
    Is type of practice setting associated with physician's cultural competency training? Analysis from the National Ambulatory Medical Care SurveyHealth Education Research.  36:1-8.
    Mapping Perceptions of Lupus Medication Decision-Making Facilitators: The Importance of Patient ContextArthritis Care and Research.  68:1787-1794.
    Minorities with lupus nephritis and medications: A study of facilitators to medication decision-making
    Organisational and individual characteristics associated with glycaemic control among patients with type 2 diabetes: Cross-sectional study in ChinaBMJ Open.  10.
    Prevalence of self-reported lactose intolerance in a multiethnic sample of adultsNutrition Today.  44:222-227.
    Primary care patient satisfaction segmentationInternational Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance.  24:564-576.
    Reasons for not intensifying medications: Differentiating "clinical inertia" from appropriate care
    Recommend, but also Discuss: Different Patterns of Physician-Perceived Barriers to Discussing HPV Vaccination and Their Association with Vaccine Administration in 11–12 Year-Old Girls.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  20:2539-2547.
    Recommend, but also Discuss: Different Patterns of Physician-Perceived Barriers to Discussing HPV Vaccination and Their Association with Vaccine Administration in 11–12 Year-Old GirlsMaternal and Child Health Journal.  20:2539-2547.
    Self-perceived lactose intolerance results in lower intakes of calcium and dairy foods and is associated with hypertension and diabetes in adultsAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  94:191-198.
    Stakeholders’ Perception of CAHME-Accredited Graduate Programs in Health Care Management: A Mixed Methods Approach
    The study of needs and utilization of healthcare services for army servicemenChinese Journal of Social Medicine.  2:62-63.
    What should we include in a cultural competence curriculum? An emerging formative evaluation process to foster curriculum developmentAcademic Medicine.  86:333-341.


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    2015 The Influence of Market Orientation on Firm Performance: Company and Customer Perspectives.  152-152. 2015
    2014 Health Systems Strengthening 2014
    2001 Methods of Collecting Logistic Research Literature 2001

    Research Overview

  • Dr. Qu’s research interests include: patient-centered outcomes research, health disparities, organ transplant outcomes research, obesity/diabetes, cancer care outcomes & cancer survivorship, medication/treatment adherence, patient and provider communication & trust, shared decision-making, quality of care, and health policy.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Quantitative Methods in Health Informatics (Graduate);
    Quantitative Methods in Health Services Administration (Graduate);
    Health Data Management and Analytics for Enterprise Performance Improvement (Graduate);
    Research Methods (Undergraduate).
  • Full Name

  • Haiyan Qu