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Associate Research Professor

Hossein Zare, PhD, MS, researches health and racial disparities, income inequality, neighborhoods and violence, and hospital community benefits to improve health access.

Contact Info

624 N. Broadway, Hampton House 337

Research Interests

Health inequality; Health inequality; Health Economics; Minority Health; Hospital Quality; Cyber Security; Community Benefit; Social Epidemiology

Experiences & Accomplishments
Azad University of Tehran
Shahid Sadoghi University of Medical Science

Dr. Zare holds a PhD in health policy and management. He is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His independent program of research on understanding the etiology of police violence, place-based disparities in policing, racial disparities, income inequality- and race-related disparities in population health outcomes encompasses three areas: (1) place-, and race-based disparities and police behaviors, more specifically, on police shootings (2) place-based disparities, income inequality, and racial disparities and health outcomes (chronic conditions; obesity, depression, and hypertension); and (3) hospitals' contributions to communities and their impact on reducing poverty, disparities and improving health outcomes.

He uses his methodological skills in data analysis to address these issues. He has contributed extensively to the scholarly literature on income inequality, place-based, and race-based disparities with 50 peer-reviewed articles and 11 book chapters. He has applied his expertise in data analysis, management, and qualitative and quantitative data on many projects. Currently, he is working on several projects on police violence, income inequality, and racial disparity at the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions (HCHDS). He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC), where he teaches 'research and data analysis in health systems and health economics.

Additionally, he is a guest editor for a special issue on "Disparities in Criminal Justice, Race, Place and Police Violence" in the Journal of Social Science and a special issue on "Frontiers in Health Effects of Place and Social inequality" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH).

Honors & Awards

Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, University of Maryland University Global Campus(UMGC), April 2019

ITNG 2018 Best Poster (16th International Conference on Information Technology), 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University, Department of Health Policy and Management, Health Economics, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University, Department of International Health, 2012

Select Publications

Most recent publications

  • Zare, H., Meyerson, N. S., Delgado, P., Crifasi, C., Spencer, M., Gaskin, D., & Thorpe Jr, R. J. (2022). How place and race drive the numbers of fatal police shootings in the US: 2015–2020. Preventive medicine, 161, 107132.

  • Zare, H.; Gaskin, D.D.; Thorpe, R.J., Jr. Income Inequality and Obesity among US Adults 1999–2016: Does Sex Matter? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 7079.

  • Zare, H., Eisenberg, M., & Anderson, G. (2021). Charity Care and Community Benefit in Non-Profit Hospitals: Definition and Requirements. INQUIRY: The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision, and Financing, 58, 00469580211028180.

  • Zare, H., Eisenberg, M. D., & Anderson, G. (2021). Comparing the value of community benefit and Tax?Exemption in non?profit hospitals. Health services research.

  • Zare, H., Meyerson, N. S., Delgado, P., Spencer, M., Gaskin, D. J., & Thorpe Jr, R. J. (2022). Association between Neighborhood and Racial Composition of Victims on Fatal Police Shooting and Police Violence: An Integrated Review (2000–2022). Social Sciences, 11(4), 153. Gaskin, D.J., Zare, H., Herring. B., Anderson. G.F. (2019). Comparing Charity and Uncompensated Cost in Non-profit Hospitals. Health Care Management. Volume 64,Number 5, September/October 2019

How Income Inequality Has Influenced Health Outcomes in US Counties: Longitudinal Analytics (1999-2018)
Assessing the Impact of the Racial Composition of Police Departments and Neighbourhoods on Violence in the U.S
Innovative State and Local Public Health Strategies to Prevent and Manage Diabetes and Heart Disease and Stroke
PTSC: Improving Hypertension Control among Poor Midlife African American Women