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Tala Mirzaei

Tala Mirzaei

Knight-Ridder Center Research Fellowship

Faculty Director, Master of Health Informatics and Analytics (MSHIA)

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 256A
Miami, FL 33199

(305) 348-5438


  • Ph.D. in Information Systems
    University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Master in Applied Statistics
    University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Areas of Expertise

  • Business analytics
  • Health information systems and analytics

Professional Activities

Dr. Tala Mirzaei serves as an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Master of Health Informatics and Analytics program in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics in the College of Business at Florida International University. Dr. Mirzaei has established a line of research at the intersection of information systems and health informatics, focusing on the impact of health information technology on the performance of health systems, improving the quality and efficiency of the delivery of care, and enhancing the engagement of patients in managing their care. Her work appears in premier Information Systems and Health Informatics journals such as Information and Management, International Journal of Medical Informatics, and Journal of Medical Internet Research. She was appointed to a Knight-Ridder Center Research Fellowship since August 2021.

Dr. Mirzaei has also engaged in significant service to her 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, she has also taken on roles with greater responsibility, serving as Associate Editor for the Electronic Commerce Research journal and International Conference on Information Systems – Health Informatics Track. She had also served as a bord member of Southern Association for Information Systems.

Courses Taught

  • Application of Quantitative Methods in Business
  • Business Analytics Applications
  • Health Informatics/Analytics Practicum
  • Quality and Outcomes Analytics
  • Quality Assessment and Outcome in Healthcare

Refereed Journal Articles

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


(In Press)

Mirzaei T., & Esmaeil Zadeh P.


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

Information and Management

, 58(1)


View Article

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., Dharanikota, S., & Mirzaei, T. (2021). 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., 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., 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.

Mirzaei, T., & Kashian, N. (2020). Revisiting effective communication between patients and physicians: Cross-sectional questionnaire study comparing text-based electronic versus face-to-face communication. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22(5).

Kashian, N., & Mirzaei, T. (2019). Understanding communication effectiveness, communication satisfaction, self-efficacy, and self-care management among patients with chronic disease. Science Communication, 41.

Esmaeilzadeh, P., & Mirzaei, T. (2019). Potential of Blockchain technology for Health Information Exchange (HIE): An experimental study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(6).

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

Azadeh, A., Ghaderi, S., Mirzaei, T., & Sohrabkhani, S. (2008). Variable sequential sampling plan with finite batch size in European auto emission quality standards. International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences. View Article

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