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Pouyan Esmaeil Zadeh

Pouyan Esmaeil Zadeh

Knight-Ridder Center Center Research Fellowship

Assistant Professor
Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 261B
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-3302

“Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.”

Bil Keane


  • Ph.D. in Management
    University Putra Malaysia, Serdang, Malaysia
  • Master of Business Administration
    Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
  • Bachelor in Industrial Engineering
    Islamic Azad University, Tehran South, Iran

Professional Activities

Biographical Summary

Dr. Pouyan Esmaeil Zadeh (Esmaeilzadeh) serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA) in the College of Business at Florida International University. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Canada, and a doctoral degree in Management from the University Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia. He joined FIU in 2014 as a Postdoctoral Associate. He has mainly taught the Application of Quantitative Methods in Business (QMB3200) for undergraduate business majors, Managing Digital Services and Innovation (ISM4151) for undergraduate Information Systems (IS) major, and Management of Information Systems (ISM6021) for Professional MBA and Healthcare MBA programs. His average student evaluation rating is equal to 4.31.

Dr. Esmaeil Zadeh has established a line of research at the intersection of information systems and health informatics, focusing on the impact of health information technology (HIT) on the performance of health systems, improving the quality and efficiency of care delivery, and enhancing the engagement of patients in managing their care. His main research objective is to study various HIT systems to offer technological solutions for enhancing health information exchange (HIE) across providers, care coordination, healthcare providers' workflows, system security, patient safety, the completeness and accuracy of medical records, and healthcare interoperability standards. He is also interested in other research domains, including Nonfungible Tokens (NFTs), blockchain-based cryptocurrencies, and the adoption of cryptocurrencies by individuals and big companies. To date, he has published a total of thirty-five articles in peer-reviewed journals (including two Elite, seven A*, and sixteen A publications). His work appears in premier Information Systems and Health Informatics journals such as Information and Management, International Journal of Medical Informatics, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Journal of biomedical informatics, BMC medical informatics and decision making, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Computers and Security, Information Technology & People, and Methods of Information in Medicine. He was appointed to a Knight-Ridder Center Research Fellowship in August 2021. He also received the Fulbright Award from the Canada-US Fulbright Program for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Dr. Esmaeil Zadeh has also engaged in significant service to his professional community. In addition to serving as a reviewer for a wide variety of journals and conferences for the Information Systems and Health Informatics communities, he has served as track co-chair of the 2020 International Conference on Information Resources Management: CONF-IRM 2020 – Track: Intelligent and Digital Health Care Systems. He has served in different department committees and task forces, such as being a member of the Hiring Committee for the IS Programs (Analytics and Cyber Security) in 2021-2022. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems and has served on a dissertation committee of three Ph.D. students at FIU. He has represented the broader interests of the college in local forums, such as being a panelist in the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2021. He also regularly discusses new ideas about blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs with local media channels (newspapers, radio, and TV) in South Florida

Courses Taught

  • Business Statistics and Analysis I
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Managing the IS Function and Technology Innovation
  • Operations Management
  • Organization Information Systems
  • Special Topics in Decision Sciences

Refereed Journal Articles

Esmaeilzadeh, P.


Evolution of Health Information Sharing Between Health Care Organizations: Potential of Nonfungible Tokens.

Interactive journal of medical research

, 12(null)


Esmaeil Zadeh, P.


Benefits and concerns associated with blockchain-based health information exchange (HIE): a qualitative study from physicians' perspectives.

BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making

, 22(80)


Esmaeilzadeh, P.


Public concerns and burdens associated with face mask-wearing: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Progress in disaster science


Esmaeil Zadeh, P.


Identification of barriers affecting the use of health information exchange (HIE) in clinicians' practices: An empirical study in the United States.

Technology in Society


Esmaeil Zadeh, P., Mirzaei, T., & Dharanikota, S.


Patients' perceptions toward human-Artificial Intelligence (AI) interaction in health care: Experimental study.

Journal of Medical Internet Research

, 23(11)


Esmaeil Zadeh, P.


The Influence of Gamification and Information Technology Identity on Postadoption Behaviors of Health and Fitness App Users: Empirical Study in the United States.

JMIR Serious Games

, 9(3)


Mirzaei, T., & Esmaeil Zadeh, P.


Engagement in online health communities: Channel expansion and social exchanges.

Information and Management

, 58(1)


Esmaeil Zadeh, P.


How does IT identity affect individuals’ use behaviors associated with personal health devices (PHDs)? An empirical study.

Information & Management

, 58(1)


Esmaeil Zadeh, P., & Mirzaei, T.


Using Electronic Health Records to Mitigate Workplace Burnout Among Clinicians During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Field Study in Iran.

JMIR Medical Informatics

, 9(6)


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Esmaeil Zadeh, P., & Mirzaei, T.


Do hospitals need to extend telehealth services? An experimental study of different telehealth modalities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods of Information in Medicine


Esmaeil Zadeh, P., Dharanikota, S., & Mirzaei, T.


The role of patient engagement in patient-centric Health Information Exchange (HIE) initiatives: an empirical study in the United States.

Information Technology and People


Esmaeil Zadeh, P. (2020). The Role of Information Technology Mindfulness in the Postadoption Stage of Using Personal Health Devices: Cross-Sectional Questionnaire Study in Mobile Health. JMIR Mhealth and Uhealth, 8(10).

Esmaeil Zadeh, P. (2020). The effect of the privacy policy of Health Information Exchange (HIE) on patients’ information disclosure intention. Computers & Security, 95.

Esmaeil Zadeh, P., Mirzaei, T., & Maddah, M. (2020). The Effects of Data Entry Structure on Patients’ Perceptions about Quality of Health Information Exchange (HIE). International Journal of Medical Informatics, 135.

Esmaeil Zadeh, P. (2020). Patients' Perceptions of Different Information Exchange Mechanisms: An Exploratory Study in the United States. Methods of Information in Medicine, 59.

Esmaeil Zadeh, P. (2020). Use of AI-based tools for healthcare purposes: A survey study from consumers’ perspectives. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 20(1).

Esmaeil Zadeh, P., Mirzaei, T., & Dharanikota, S. (2020). The impact of data entry structures on perceptions of individuals with chronic mental disorders and physical diseases towards health information sharing. International Journal of Medical Informatics.

Esmaeilzadeh, P. (2019). The Impacts of the Perceived Transparency of Privacy Policies and Trust in Providers for Building Trust in Health Information Exchange: Empirical Study. JMIR Medical Informatics, 7.

Esmaeil Zadeh, P. (2019). Consumers’ Perceptions of Using Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) for Research Purposes. Information Systems Management, 36(1).

Esmaeilzadeh, P., & Mirzaei, T. (2019). The Potential of Blockchain Technology for Health Information Exchange: Experimental Study From Patients' Perspectives. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21.

Esmaeilzadeh, P. (2019). An Empirical Evaluation of Factors Influencing Patients’ Reactions to the Implementation of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs). International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.

Gupta, M., Esmaeilzadeh, P., Uz, I., & Tennant, V. M. (2019). The effects of national cultural values on individuals' intention to participate in peer-to-peer sharing economy. Journal of Business Research, 97.

Esmaeilzadeh, P. (2019). The Effects of Public Concern for Information Privacy on the Adoption of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) by Healthcare Entities. Health Communication, 34.

Cousins, K., Subramanian, H., & Esmaeilzadeh, P. (2019). A Value Sensitive Design Perspective of Cryptocurrencies: A Research Agenda. Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), 45(1).

Esmaeil Zadeh, P. (2019). The Process of Building Patient Trust in Health Information Exchange (HIE): The Impacts of Perceived Benefits, Perceived Transparency of Privacy Policy, and Familiarity. Communications of the Association for Information Systems (CAIS), 45(1).

Esmaeilzadeh, P., & Mirzaei, T. (2018). Comparison of consumers’ perspectives on different health information exchange (HIE) mechanisms: An experimental study. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 119.

Cousins, K., Esmaeil Zadeh, P., George, M., & Klein, R. (2018). Frictionless Commerce. Cutter IT Journal, 31(5).

Cousins, K., & Esmaeil Zadeh, P. (2018). Cool Retail and Service Mobile Apps: Enhancing the Customer Experience. Cutter IT Journal, 31(5).

Esmaeil Zadeh, P. (2018). Healthcare consumers' opt-in intentions to Health Information Exchanges (HIEs): An empirical study. Computers in Human Behavior, 84.

Comparison of the UK citizens' perspectives on the consequences of different Brexit scenarios for healthcare: An experimental study. (2018). Health Policy and Technology, 7(4).

Gupta, M., Uz, I. M., Esmaeil Zadeh, P., Noboa, F., Mahrous, A., Kim, E., . . . Kulikova, I. (2018). Do cultural norms affect social network behavior inappropriateness? A global study. Journal of Business Research, 85. View Article

Esmaeil Zadeh, P. (2018). Challenges and Opportunities of Health Information Exchange (HIE) From Health Consumers' Perspective. International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications, 9(3).

Esmaeilzadeh, P., & Sambasivan, M. (2017). Patients' support for health information exchange: A literature review and classification of key factors. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 17(1).

Sambasivan, M., Sadoughi, M., & Esmaeilzadeh, P. (2017). Investigating the Factors Influencing Cultural Adjustment and Expatriate Performance – The Case of Malaysia. International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, 66(8).

Esmaeilzadeh, P., & Sambasivan, M. (2016). Health Information Exchange (HIE): A literature review, assimilation pattern and a proposed classification for a new policy approach. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 64.

Esmaeilzadeh, P., & Tremblay, M. C. (2015). A review of the literature and proposed classification on e-prescribing: Functions, assimilation stages, benefits, concerns, and risks. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy, 12(1).

Esmaeilzadeh, P., Sambasivan, M., Kumar, N., & Nezakati, H. (2015). Adoption of clinical decision support systems in a developing country: Antecedents and outcomes of physician's threat to perceived professional autonomy. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 84(8).

Sambasivan, M., Esmaeilzadeh, P., Kumar, N., & Nezakati, H. (2012). Intention to adopt clinical decision support systems in a developing country: Effect of Physician's perceived professional autonomy, involvement and belief: A cross-sectional study. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 12(1).

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