Dimitrios Zikos

  • Position: Assistant Professor, Doctor of Health Administration Program
  • Department: School of Health Sciences
  • Campus Address: Rowe Hall 208I
  • Phone: 989-774-1589
  • Email: zikos1d@cmich.edu


Dr. Dimitrios Zikos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and a Master’s and Ph.D. in Health Informatics, from the University of Athens, Greece. His research involves clinical and administrative informatics, clinical statistics and data mining, healthcare delivery and clinical care policies for decision making. 

In 2013, Dr. Zikos came to the United States as a full-time visiting professor to help the University of Texas at Arlington develop new curricula in Health Informatics. During that time, he served as research faculty in the Human Centered Computing Lab (heracleia.uta.edu), supervising undergraduate students under NSF’s “Research Experiences for Undergraduates”, program. Dr. Zikos has been a co-Principal investigator and senior investigator of National Science Foundation-funded projects and secured a grant from Gordian Consulting Group, a healthcare analytics company, to analyze large amounts of data on patient hospital stays. 

Dr. Zikos is co-organizer of an NSF-sponsored annual conference PETRA (Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments). He has served as Program Committee member, editor of the conference proceedings and workshops chair.
Before coming to the United States, Dr. Zikos was researcher and project manager in large-scale European Union multi-country e-health projects and partner with an accreditation and research center in Greece for the European Union Network for Patient Safety. This research resulted in translational guidelines for health professionals and the public on patient safety. He was also senior researcher in RN4CAST, the largest European nursing study conducted to date in Europe, with significant impact on the nursing workforce and policy planning. While overseas, Dr. Zikos served as an elected executive committee member of the Greek Nursing Studies Association (2010–2012) and was an external collaborator of the Centre for Health Services Management & Evaluation (CHESME). 

During the academic year 2010-11, he was visiting faculty of a nursing degree simulation program, which was organized by the Cyprus University of Technology, where he taught health informatics courses. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and reviewer for numerous journal and conference contributions.
Dr. Zikos and his wife, Eva, are proud parents of two pre-school and elementary school kids, Chris, and Danae.