June is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is a health economic policy researcher addressing health technologies' legal and financial problems that affect consumer and patient welfare. She was initially trained as a clinician and received subsequent training in health policy and economics. June obtained her PhD in health policy with concentration in economics from McMaster University, PhD in mathematical behavioral sciences from the University of California, and her MPH from Harvard. In addition, her interests include improv, poetry, contemporary art, cultural/spiritual travel, and philanthropy.
- PhD, Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, University of California-Irvine
- PhD, Health Policy with concentration in Economics, McMaster University
- MPH, Global Health, Harvard University
- BSc, Mathematics, McMaster University
- Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Hudson College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 2020–present
- Co-Editor, Legal Medicine Perspectives, American College of Legal Medicine, 2020–present
- Advisory Board Member, Acceleromics, 2020–present
- Fellow, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, 2010
- HAP 5203 Health Economics
- HAP 5613 Healthcare Finance
- HAP 6960 Directed Reading
Research Program: Health economic policy research addressing health technologies' legal and financial problems that affect firm innovation and consumer/patient welfare
- Tort law, patent law, competition law
- Legislation, regulation, court decision
- Public finance
- Corporate finance
- Assisted reproductive technology
Health information technology:
- Economics of private and public liability insurance mechanisms for vaccine injuries
- Vaccination, employment, and economic growth
- Finance and innovation of machine learning-based healthcare start-up firms
- Financial impact of COVID-19 on publicly traded healthcare firms
- Public financial management in the health sector
NIH 3U54GM104938, $4,999,993
"CATCH-UP Community-engaged Approaches to Testing in Community and Healthcare settings for Underserved Populations."
PI: James, J.
Oklahoma Aerospace & Defense Innovation Institute, OU Data Institute for Societal Challenges Joint Seed Funding Competition Award, $20,000
"Enhancing DoD Vaccine Supply for Warfighters and Biodefense."
PI: Kim, M.
Presbyterian Health Foundation Year 1 New Investigator Seed Grant, $50,000
“Covid-19 and Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Injury Compensation, Vaccination, and Vaccine Production and Innovation.”
co-PIs: Demir, F., Ghosh, P., Kim, M.
- Zhao, J., Demir, F., Ghosh, P., Earley, A., and Kim, M. 2022 "Reforming the Countermeasures Injury Compensation Program for COVID-19 and Beyond: An Economic Perspective." Journal of Law and the Biosciences. 9(1): 1-31. DOI: 10.1093/jlb/lsac008
- Zhao, J., Kim, M., Westbrook, G., and Bratzler, D. 2022 “A Comparative Study of COVID-19 Fiscal Aid to the Health Sector: US, UK, and Canada ,” Health Policy 126(6): 493-503. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2022.03.012
- Zhao, J. and Cheng, G. 2022. “Artificial Intelligence.” In Understanding the Principles and Practice of Legal Oncology, 1st ed. Quang TS, Beriwal S, and Taft M, eds, New York City, NY: McGraw-Hill. www.amazon.com
- Zheng, K. and Zhao, J. 2021. “Public Health Informatics.” In MaxcyRosenau-Last Public Health and Preventive Medicine, 16th ed. Boulton ML, ed, New York City, NY: McGraw-Hill. www.amazon.com
- Zhao, J., Scarth, W., and Hurley, J. 2018. “Investing in Health: A Macroeconomics Exploration of Short-Run and Long-Run Trade-Offs.” Atlantic Economic Journal. 46(1): 121- 133. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11293-018-9573-y
- Zhao, J., Isbill, E., and Bratzler, D. 2021. “Current Effects of Electronic Health Records and Future Implications of Artificial Intelligence on Medical Malpractice.” Legal Medicine Perspectives. July 1, 2021.