Project Title/Research Interests: Understanding health disparities using behavioral economics, identifying modifiable factors associated with patient-centered outcomes in transitions of care, and designing health system interventions that incentivize long-term health.

Dr. Jessica J. Zhang is an internist interested in patient-centered primary care, improving transitions of care, and reducing health inequities using behavioral science and economics frameworks. She double majored in Molecular and Cell Biology, and Economics with Honors at the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her medical degree from the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where her research focused on understanding how physicians prioritize preventive care. She trained at UCLA for internal medicine residency, where she conducted research on physician factors associated with quality of end-of-life care and was a Department of Medicine Quality Improvement Scholar focused on patient barriers to post-discharge appointment scheduling. She is a current National Clinician Scholars Program fellow at UCLA.