Xiaoming Zeng, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Health Services and Information Management
4340C Health Sciences Building
HSIM Computational Lab


Xiaoming Zeng is Professor and Chair in the Department of the Department of Health Services and Information Management at East Carolina University. He has more than 20 years of experiences in health care, health informatics, and higher education. He joined ECU at 2004 and moved up the rank to full professor. He has served as the department chair since 2010. Under his leadership, the department established several degree and graduate certificate programs in Health Informatics and Information Management.


  • PhD, Health Information Management, University of Pittsburgh, 2004
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh, 2012
  • MD, Medicine, Peking Union Medical College, 1997

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

  • HIMA 6060: Health Informatics
  • COHE 6440: eHealth Care Information Systems
  • HIMA 3000: Medical Terminologies for Health Professionals
  • HSMA 4010: Health Information Management
  • HSMA 4065: Management of Health Care Operations and Patient Flow
  • HIMA 4060: Concepts in Health Information Technology
  • HIMA 4165: Health Information Systems

Research Interests

Consumer Health Informatics, Electronic Health Records, Web Accessibility, Health Information Management, Public Health Informatics

Teaching Interests

  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Technology

Selected Works


National Library of Medicine Bibliography

Grants and Contracts

Ongoing Research Support

K B Reynolds, Kate. B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
Watkins (PI)
Practicum in Primary Care
The goal of this project is to integrate students to help primary care practices to gain designation in Patient Centered Medical Home.
Role: Co-Investigator

Completed Research Support

BB&T, BB&T Leadership Grant, East Carolina University
Cellucci (PI)
Leadership Training in the classroom
The goal of this leadership-training grant is to educate students about leadership theories and guide them through the process of applying the theory in their personal enhancement.
Role: CPI

AHIMA Research, American Health Information Association
Zeng (PI)
Determination of Reasons and Solutions for Low Quality ICD-9-CM Coding in Cardiovascular Cases: A Qualitative Approach
The goal of this research study is to identify the low quality ICD-9-CM coding in Cardiovascular Cases and propose solutions to improve the coding quality.
Role: PI

UNC-GA, University of North Carolina — General Administration
Zeng (PI)
Development of a New Graduate Certificate Program in Health Informatics at ECU
The goal of this project is to establish an online certificate program in Health Informatics at East Carolina University
Role: PI

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Allied Health Sciences
  • 2007 Scholar Teacher Award, East Carolina University

Service Activities and Memberships

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), 2004-present
  • The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), 2002-present
  • The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), 2010-present
  • Healthcare Information Management and System Society, 2004-present

Professional Experience

  • Faculty, Health Services and Information Management, East Carolina University (July 2004-present)