Faculty Profile for Dr. Zo H Ramamonjiarivelo

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Dr. Zo H Ramamonjiarivelo
Associate Professor — School of Health Administration
Associate Professor — School of Health Administration
ENC 250
phone: (512) 245-3497

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Dr. Ramamonjiarivelo is an Associate Professor at the School of Health Administration, College of Health Professions, at Texas State University. She has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses in health administration and public health, such as health care statistics, managerial epidemiology, health policy, introduction to public health, strategic management, research methods, organizational behavior, health care quality improvement, and history of health care administration, among others.
Dr. Ramamonjiarivelo’s research interests include the factors associated with the strategic decision making of health care organizations and the impact of such decisions on organizational performance, as well as health disparities, health care quality, and patient experience.

Teaching Interests

Health Care Quality Improvement
Strategic Planning
Introduction to Health Care Organizations

Research Interests

Factors associated with organizational strategic decisions
The impact of strategic decisions on organizational performance
Health disparities
Health care quality
Patient experience

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Henderson, V., Madrigal, J., Kendall, L., Parekh, P., Newsome, J., Chukwudozie, I. B., … Hoskins, K. F. (2022). Pilot study of a culturally sensitive intervention to promote genetic counselling. BMC Health Services Research, 22(826), 1–9. https://doi.org/doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-08193-x
  • Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. H., Osborne, R., Renick, O., & Sen, K. (2022). Assessing the effectiveness of intergenerational virtual service-learning on loneliness and ageism: A pre-post study. Healthcare, 10(5), 1–10. https://doi.org/doi: 10.3390/healthcare10050893
  • Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. H., Zengul, F., Epané, J. P., Hearld, L., McRoy, L., & Weech-Maldonado, R. (2021). Does the provision of high-technology health services change after the privatization of public hospitals? Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy, 5(37), 1–13. https://doi.org/10.21037/jhmhp-20-111
  • Beauvais, B. M., Kruse, C. S., Fulton, L. V., Brooks, M. S., Lee, K. A., Ramamonjiarivelo, Z. H., … Mileski, M. (2021). Testing Kissick’s Iron Triangle - Structural Equation Modeling Analysis of a Practical Theory. Healthcare, 9(12), 1753. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare9121753
  • Ramamonjiarivelo, Z., Hearld, L., & Weech-Maldonado, R. (2021). The impact of public hospitals’ privatization on nurse staffing. Health Care Management Review, 46(4), 266–277. https://doi.org/N/A      JCR IF=2.636, 5-year = 2.798; Scimago SJR 2018  = 1.389, Q1, H index = 47; Scopus Cite Score = 2.51, 2/28,  94th percentile;  Cabell’s International  acceptance rate = 17%

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Best Paper - Innovative Teaching Award, Green Cities conference. March 2022 - June 21, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding Scholarship -Associate Professor, College of Health Professions. August 2019 - May 2020
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished Reviewer of the Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy, Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy. October 1, 2021 - December 31, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Health Research Accelerator Award, Texas State University-Translational Health Research Center. April 8, 2022
  • Award / Honor Recipient: 2021 Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Health Professions. August 2020 - May 2021

Selected Grants

  • Fulton, Lawrence V (Principal), Biediger-Friedman, Lesli M (Co-Principal), Qasem, Apan Muhammad (Co-Principal), Villagran, Melinda Morris (Co-Principal), Renick, Cecil O (Co-Principal), Mileski, Michael (Supporting), Ramamonjiarivelo, Zo H (Supporting), Sen, Keya (Co-Principal), Mendez, Francis A (Supporting), Charles, Joni S J (Supporting), Perez, Eduardo (Supporting), Shanmugam, Ram (Supporting), Stigler Granados, Paula Elaine (Supporting), Hwang, Sangchul Scott (Supporting). Nutrition for Underserved Elderly via Application (NUEVA), DHHS (Administration for Community Living, acl.gov), Federal, $3000000. (Submitted: March 10, 2022, Funded: August 2022 - August 2027). Grant.
  • Stigler Granados, Paula Elaine (Principal), Ramamonjiarivelo, Zo H (Co-Principal). Raising Awareness of Chagas Disease in the United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Federal, $283332. (Funded: September 30, 2020 - September 29, 2022). Grant.
  • Ramamonjiarivelo, Zo H. Assessing racial/ethnic disparities in experiences of care among Medicare beneficiaries diagnosed with cancer using the linked SEER-CAHPS® Database, Texas State University, Texas State University, $8000. (Funded: January 2018 - May 2019). Grant.
  • Ramamonjiarivelo, Zo H (Principal), Hearld, Larry, Weech-Maldonado, Robert. The Impact of Public Hospitals’ Privatization on Nurse Staffing, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R03), Federal, $84760. (Funded: September 2015 - August 2017). Grant.
  • Ramamonjiarivelo, Zo. Research Training Grant, Governors State University, Governors State Univeristy, $3000. (Funded: 2014). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Health Administration Undergraduate Admission Committee
August 2020-April 2021
Reviewer / Referee
January 11, 2022-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy
October 2021-Present
Dissertation Committee Member-Doctoral Student in Health Services Administration-University of Alabama at Birmingham
December 1, 2020-Present
Reviewer / Referee
Journal of Health Administration Education
June 6, 2020-Present