Dr. Zhu has training in both medicine and biostatistics, with expertise in advanced modeling concepts, predictive analytics, and statistical methods related to infectious disease. She has been involved in influenza surveillance since 1999 and is interested in using large state or national data such as the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS), Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), and Hospital Discharge Data System (HDDS) data etc. to improve public health. She enjoys teaching and provides consultation services to graduate public health students. Her current projects include influenza vaccine effectiveness, disease burden analysis, and studies with EHR-based prognostic decision support.