Zo Ramamonjiavivelo, Ph.D.

  JHLAD10-102530 ADJUNCT FACULTY
  708-534-4032 ext. 4032
  Office Location: G-171
  Office Hours: Wednesdays: 12pm-4pm
  College: CHHS

  
 
Programs:
Health Administration

  
  

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy -2012
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Administration-Health Services
Concentration: Strategic Management
Dissertation: “The Antecedents and Consequences of Public Hospitals’ Privatization”
Dissertation Committee: Robert Weech-Maldonado, PhD (chair); Michael Morrisey, PhD;
Nir Menachemi, PhD; Larry Hearld, PhD; Stephen O’Connor, Ph.D.

Master of Business Administration - 2006
University of Alabama
Concentration: Strategic Management

Bachelor of Arts in English - 1988
University of Antananarivo, Madagascar

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor   Fall 2012 - present
Governors State University

Courses taught

  • Undergraduate courses
    • HLAD 3104 - Health Care Statistics
    • HLAD 3106 - Introduction to Epidemiology
    • HLAD 3108 - Policy and Politics in Health Care

Graduate courses

  • HLAD  7101 -  Introduction to Health Care Organizations
  • HLAD  7105 -  Research Methods
  • HLAD  7111 -  Organizational Theories in Health Administration
  • HLAD  8101 -  Quantitative Decision Making of Health Care Organizations
  • HLAD  8102 -  Health Care Program Planning and Evaluation
  • HLAD  8103 -  Health Care Quality Improvement Concepts and Tools
  • HLAD  8108-  Strategic Management and Marketing

MHA Thesis Committee Membership

Ann M. Jaso (2012), “Exploring theLevel of Awareness of Hospice Care among Native Caregivers of the Great LakesRegion: A Pilot Study.”

RESEARCH

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Factors affecting healthcare organizations’ performance
  • Factors affecting the strategic decision making of health care organizations
  • Health care quality, patient experience
  • Health care disparities

PUBLICATIONS:

Comer-HaGans, D., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Chambers, N. (2016). Employee Performance Appraisal Simulation (EASE). Journal of Health Administration Education (in press).

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Epané, J., Hearld, L., McRoy, L., Weech-Maldonado, R. (2016). The impact of privatization on efficiency and productivity: The case of US public hospitals. Journal of Health Care Finance, Special Issue in Honor of Dr. Louis C. Gapenski. Journal of Health Care Finance, 42 (2), Fall 2016, 104-123.

Peterson, C, E., Dykens, J. A., Brewer, N., Buscemi, J., Watson, K., Comer-HaGans, D.  Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Fitzgibbon, M. (2016). Society of behavioral medicine supports increasing HPV vaccination uptake: An urgent opportunity for cancer prevention. Translational Behavioral Medicine. Policy Brief, December 2016.

McRoy, L., Epané, J., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Powers, M., Weech-Maldonado, R., Rust, G. (2016). Country of birth and variations in asthma wheezing prevalence and emergency department utilization: A NHANES study. Journal of Immigration and Minority Health, 18(4), DOI 10.1007/s10903-016-0459-2.

Peterson, C, E., Dykens, J. A., Brewer, N., Buscemi, J., Watson, K., Comer-HaGans, D.  Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Fitzgibbon, M. (2016). Position statement: Increase HPV vaccination uptake: An urgent opportunity for cancer prevention. Society of Behavioral Medicine.

Comer-HaGans, D., Austin, S., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. (2016). Individuals with disabilities who have diabetes: Do we have targeted interventions? Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 54 (2), 106-111. doi:  10.1352/1934-9556-54.2.106

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Weech-Maldonado, R., Hearld, L., Menachemi, N., Epané, J.P., O’Connor, S. (2015). Public hospitals in financial distress: Is privatization a strategic choice?" Health Care Management Review, 40 (4), 337-47. doi: 10.1097/HMR.0000000000000032

Austin, S., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Qu, H., Ellis-Griffith, G. (2015). Acupuncture use in the United States: Who, where, why and at what Price? Health Marketing Quarterly, 32 (2), 113-128.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Martin, D., Martin, W. (2015). The Determinants of medical tourism intentions: Applying the theory of planned behavior. Health Marketing Quarterly, 32(2), 165-179.

Chambers, N., Comer-HaGans, D., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. (2014). Approaches to engaging low-income communities in improving their diabetes health: A review of the literature published in the 21st Century. Journal of Management Policy and Practice, 15 (5), 82-101.

Comer-Hagans, D., Lu, N. Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. (2014). Utilization of dilated eye exams among adults with diabetes. European Scientific Journal, 3 (Special Edition), 35-45.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Weech-Maldonado, R., Hearld, L., Pradhan, R. (2014) Public hospitals in peril: Factors associated with financial distress. Journal of Health Care Finance, 40 (3), 14-30.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. (2014). Perspective on Bumrungrad International Hospital. A Perspective in “Understanding Medical Tourism” In: Anthony J. Culyer (ed). Encyclopedia of Health Economics. Volume 3. San Diego: Elsevier, 2014, 404-410. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-375678-7.01007-5.

Elder, K., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Wiltshire, J. C., Horn, W. S., Hullett, S. & Allison, J. (2012).

Trust, Medication Adherence, and Hypertension Control in Southern African American Men. American Journal of Public Health. 102 (12), 2242-2245. DOI:10.2105/AJPH.2012.300777

Martin, D. S., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. & Martin, W.S. (2011). MEDTOUR: A scale formeasuring medical tourism intentions. Tourism Review. 66, (1/2), 45-56.

Rauterkus, A., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. (2010). Why choose a credit union? Determinants of credit union deposits. The Social Science Research Network.   http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1571335.

Ayers, D., Menachemi, N., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Matthews, M., Brooks, R.G. (2009).

Adoption of electronic medical records: The role of network effect.  Journal of Product and Brand Management.18, (2), 127-135.

PEER-REVIEWED MANUSCRIPTS PUBLISHED IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Comer-HaGans, D., Austin, S., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. (2015). Individuals with disabilities and diabetes: Do we have targeted interventions? MBAA International Annual Conference -Business & Health Administration Association Abstract and Paper Proceedings. Chicago.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. (2014). Is privatization the solution to the financial distress of public hospitals? Academy of Management Annual Best Papers Proceedings.

Comer-HaGans, D., Lu, N., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. (2014).  Utilization of dilated eye exams among adults with diabetes. Second Annual International Interdisciplinary Conference Proceedings.

Chambers, N., Comer-HaGans, D., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. (2014). Approaches to Engaging Low-Income Communities in Improving Their Diabetes Health: A Review of the Literature Published in the 21st Century. MBAA International Annual Conference -Business & Health Administration Association Abstract and Paper Proceedings. Chicago.

PEER-REVIEWED MANUSCRIPTS AND ABSTRACTS INVITED FOR PODIUM  PRESENTATIONS

"GUIDE (GSU-UICC-Disparities-Education)-Training and Research Program". APHA Annual Meeting. Denver, Oct 29-Nov 2, 2016.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Comer-HaGans, D., Autsin, S. The characteristics of individuals who access health care at a full vs. partial patient-centered medical home: A patient perspective. MBAA International. Chicago, April 2016.

Comer-HaGans, D., Austin, S. Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. Diabetes complication prevention among individuals with cognitive limitations. MBAA International. Chicago, April 2016.

Austin, S., Comer-HaGans, D., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. Arthritis and coronary heart disease dyad: Health-related quality of life and health care utilization among U.S. adults. MBAA International. Chicago, April 2016.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Comer-HaGans, D., Autsin, S. The characteristics of individuals who access health care at a full vs. partial patient-centered medical home: A patient perspective. Governors State University Research Day. University Park, April 2016.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., McRoy, L., Epané, J.P., Hearld, L., Weech-Maldonado, R. The impact of privatization on efficiency and productivity: The case of American public hospitals. Academy of Management. Vancouver, August 2015.

Comer-HaGans, D., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. Health disparities among children with disabilities. Governors State University Faculty Salon. April 2015.

Ramamonjiarivelo Z., Comer-HaGans, D., Austin S. Factors associated with employment status and financial situation of individuals diagnosed with cancer. MBAA International Conference. Chicago, March 2015.

Comer-HaGans, D., Austin, S., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. Individuals with disabilities and diabetes: Do we have targeted interventions? MBAA International Annual Conference. Chicago, March 2015.

Austin, S., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Comer-HaGans, D. Individual or contextual factors: What matters most in uptake of pneumococcal vaccination among high-risk group individuals in the U.S.? MBAA International Annual Conference. Chicago, March 2015.

Ramamonjiarivelo Z., Weech-Maldonado, R., Hearld, L., Pradhan, R. Is privatization the solution to the financial distress of public hospitals? Academy of Management. Philadelphia, August 2014.

Ramamonjiarivelo Z., Hearld, L., Epané, J.P., McRoy, L. Weech-Maldonado, R.  Privatization of public hospitals and its impact on community orientation. Academy of Management. Philadelphia, August 2014.

Chambers, N., Comer-HaGans, D., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z.  Twenty-first century approaches on engaging low-income communities in improving their diabetes health. MBAA International. Chicago, March 2014.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. Public hospitals in peril: Factors associated with financial distress. Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Orlando, August 2013.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Weech-Maldonado, R., Hearld, L., Menachemi, N., Epané, J.E. & O’Connor, S. The privatization of public hospitals from 1997-2009: Is financial distress a major factor? Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Baltimore, June 2013.

PEER-REVIEWED ABSTRACTS ACCEPTED FOR POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Austin, S., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Comer-HaGans, D. Health Care Utilization among U.S. Adults with Arthritis and Coronary Heart Disease: Evidence for Action. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Denver, November 2016.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Hearld, L., Weech-Maldonado, R. The impact of public Hospitals’ privatization on nurse staffing. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Boston, June 2016.

Epané, J.P, Mc. Roy, L., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Zengul, F., Weech-Maldonado, R. Hospitalists and Hospitals’ Patients’ Experience of Care (HCAHPS). Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Boston, June 2016.

Epané, J.P, Weech-Maldonado, R., Hearld, L., Menachemi, N., Sen, B., O’Connor, S., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. Hospital financial performance implications for use of hospitalists. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Boston, June 2016.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Luceta, M., Epané, J.P., Hearld, L., Weech-Maldonado, R. The impact of privatization on efficiency and productivity: The case of American public hospitals. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Minneapolis, June 2015.

Luceta, M., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Epané, J.P., Powers, M., Xu, J., Weech-Maldonado, R. Rust, G. Country of birth and variations in asthma and wheezing prevalence, and emergency department utilization in children: A NHANES study. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Minneapolis, June 2015.

Epané, J.P., Luceta, M. Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Weech-Maldonado, R. Hospitalists and hospitals’ processes of care for pneumonia. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Minneapolis, June 2015.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Weech-Maldonado, R., Hearld, L.  Factors associated with disparities in receipt of patient-centered care and its impact on outcomes among cancer patients. Interdisciplinary Summer School “Social Sciences Meet Health Care”. Dresden, Germany, September 2014.

Ramamonjiarivelo Z., Hearld, L., Epané, J.P., McRoy & L. Weech-Maldonado, R.  Privatization of public hospitals and its impact on community orientation. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. San Diego, June 2014.

McRoy, L., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., M., Epané, J.E., Kilgore, M., Weech-Maldonado. Direct-to-consumer advertising and asthma diagnosis of Medicaid-insured children. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. San Diego, June 2014.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Weech-Maldonado, Hearld, L., Pradhan, R. & Morrisey, M. Is privatization the solution to the financial distress of public hospitals? Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Baltimore, June 2013.

Comer-Hagans, D., Ning, L. & Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. Socioeconomic status and demographic disparities in utilizing dilated eye exam. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Baltimore, June 2013.

Epané, J. P., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., McRoy, L., & Weech-Maldonado, R. Are faith-based hospitals different from other private not-for-profit hospitals: A longitudinal analysis (2000-2010). Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Baltimore, June 2013.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Weech-Maldonado, R., Hearld, L., Epané, J., & Pradhan, R. The antecedents of public hospitals’ financial distress. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Florida, June 2012.

Qu, H., Austin, S., Griffith, E. & Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. Factors influencing acupuncture utilization among adults in the United States: results from a socio-behavioral model. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Orlando, FL. June 2012.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Panjamapirom, A., Austin, S. Gupte, G. & King, K. Understanding Globalization of Healthcare through Medical Tourism: A Resource-Based View Approach. American College of Healthcare Executives Panel on Medical Tourism. Triangle Healthcare Executives’ Forum of North Carolina, Cary, NC. June 2012.

Elder, K., Baek, J.D., & Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. Impact of patient and socio‐demographic   factors on perception of patient‐centered care among people with chronic condition. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. Washington, DC. October 29‐November 2, 2011.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Elder K. Wiltshire, & J. Piper C. African American men’s rating of health care quality: An assessment of the Consumer Assessment of Health Plans. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. Washington, DC. October 29‐November 2, 2011.

Elder, K., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Wiltshire, J., & Piper C. African American men’s rating of healthcare and its impact on healthcare utilization. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. Washington, DC. October 29‐November 2 2011.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Weech‐Maldonado, R., & Menachemi, N. Ownership Conversion Trends Among Non‐Federal General Medical and Surgical Hospitals. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Seattle, WA. June 2011.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Elder, K., Wiltshire, J. C., Horn, W. S., Hullett, S. & Allison, J. Trust, Medication Adherence, and Hypertension Control in Southern African American Men. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Seattle, WA. June 2011.

Austin, S. & Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. Chiropractic Medicine: Respondents Characteristics, Reasons for Utilization, and Differences in Reasons for Use by Gender. Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Seattle, WA. June 2011.

Gupte, G., Austin, S., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., & Panjamapirom, A.  Acceptance of innovative teaching tools among healthcare management educators. Association of University Programs in Health Administration Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC. June 2011.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Panjamapirom, A., Gupte, G. & Au, D.  Healthcare Management Education: Meeting the Challenges in Healthcare.  Association of University Programs in Health Administration Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. June 2010.

Austin, S., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z.  & Shewchuk, R.  Why Do Individuals Receive Acupuncture: A Cross-Sectional Analysis Based on US Adult Sample?  Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Boston, MA. June 2010.

Panjamapirom, A., Gupte, G., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Austin, S. & Au, D. Medical
Tourism: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Academy Health Annual Research
Meeting. Boston, MA. June 2010.

Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. & Gupte, G. Medical Tourism: A Cost-Benefit Analysis.
Academy Health Annual Research Meeting. Chicago, IL.  June 2009.

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

The impact of public hospitals’ privatization on financial performance

The impact of public hospitals’ privatization on community orientation

The impact of public hospitals’ privatization on nurse staffing

The impact of public hospitals’ privatization on payer-mix

The determinants of the receipt of a patient-centered medical home: A patient perspective.

GRANTS:

DatesTitle/Investigator Sponsor Amount
09/15-08/19   The GUIDE Cancer Disparities Research Training Project
Co-PIs: Catherine Balthazar, Rupert Evans
Role: Mentee

NIH/National Cancer Institute (P20)$716,000
09/15-08/16   The Impact of Public Hospitals’ Privatization on Nurse Staffing
Role: Principal Investigator
Consortium Principal Investigator: Larry Hearld
Consortium co-investigator: Robert Weech-Maldonado

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R03)  $84,760
2014-2015  Fisk Mini-Grant
Role: Technology recipient Governors State University
$300

2014-2015  Research Training Grant
Role: Trainee  Governors State University
$3,000

2013-2014  Performance Appraisal Simulation Mini-grant
Role: Simulation co-creator/coordinatorAssociation of University Programs in Health Administration
$3,500

2013-2014  Fisk Mini-Grant
Role: Technology recipient Governors State University $300

DATA MANAGEMENT:

Proficiency in managing the following data:

Medicare Cost Report

Area health Resources File

American Hospital Association Annual Survey

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Medicare Expenditure Panel Survey

Hospital Compare

SERVICES

Services to Governors State University

Member of Faculty Senate Executive Committee (since Fall 2016)

Member of the Faculty Senate (Fall 2014-present)

Member of the Masters in Health Administration Admission Committee (Fall 2014-present)

Member of the College of Health and Human Services Strategic Planning Committee (Spring 2016)

Member of the Accreditation Committee for Health Administration Department (Fall 2011-present)

Member of the Faculty Search Committee (Fall 2011-present)

Coordinator of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society Governors State University Chapter (Spring 2014-present)

Member of Curriculum Committee of the College of Health and Human Services (2011-2014)

Member of the Faculty E-Portfolio Committee (2013)

Member of the Masters of Health Informatics Program Committee (2013-present)

Services to the Profession – Manuscript/Abstract Reviewer

Academy of Management (2008-present)

Academy Health (2016)

American Public Health Association (2016)

European Academy of Management (2016-present)

Southern Management Association (2008-present)

Southern Management Association Best Paper Committee Member (2016)

Journal of Health Care Management (2014-present)

AIMS Public Health (2016-present)

Patient Experience Journal (2016-present )

Services to the Community

Member of the Friends of Park Forest Health Department Advisory Board (Fall 2012-Spring 2016).

University Park Children Health Fair (January 2012).

Community Health Council Member of Advocate South Suburban Hospital (since July 2016).

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTS AND TRAININGS

Programs to Increase Diversity among Individuals Engaged in Health-Related Research (PRIDE), University of Arizona, Tucson, June 2016-June 2017

Cancer Health disparities research trainee funded by NIH/NCI, 2015-2019

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research summer training in Structural Equation Modelling sponsored by New Connections-Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, July 2015

Robert Wood-Johnson Foundation’s New Connections Annual Symposiums, Princeton, New Jersey, June 2014, June 2015

Academy of Management Annual Meeting Professional Development, August 2012, August 2013, August 2014, August 2015

Interdisciplinary Summer School – Social Sciences Meet Health Care- Inclusive Innovation in Health Care Workshop, Technische Universitat, Dresden, Germany, September 2014

Association of University Programs in Health Administration Leaders’ Conference, Chicago, IL, March 2014

Health disparities research workshop offered by the Dr. M. Alfred Haynes Research Training Institute for Social Equity Scholar, Nashville, Tennessee, May 2013

Association of University Programs in Health Administration professional development conference, Charleston, NC, June 2011

ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Academy of Management (2012-present)

Academy Health (2009-present)

Association of University Programs in Health Administration (2011-present)

American Public Health Association (2016)

MBAA International (2014-present)

New Connections – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2014-present)

HONORS AND AWARDS

Best paper award, MBAA International -Business and Health Administration Association Annual Meeting, 2015.

All Academy of Management William H.  Newman Award nominee, 2014.

Academy of Management Health Care Management Division best dissertation-based paper nominee, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2014.

Academy of Management Health Care Management Division best paper nominee, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2014.

Second best dissertation paper, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, 2013

Dr. M. Alfred Haynes Research Training Institute for Social Equity Scholar, 2013

Third Best Poster Award, Association of University Programs in Health Administration, 2011.

LANGUAGES

Fluent in English, French, Malagasy

 

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