• Position: Assistant Professor, Doctor of Health Administration Program
  • Department: School of Health Sciences
  • Campus Address: Rowe Hall 208C
  • 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. His area is clinical and administrative informatics, clinical statistics and data mining, healthcare delivery and clinical care policies for decision making. His research involves the development of data driven education systems for medical training, and the development of methods to understand high risk patients and negative outcomes of care.

In 2013, Dr. Zikos came to the United States as a full-time visiting professor to help the University of Texas 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.

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. He also serves as SPC member for the American Medical Informatics Association Symposium.
Before coming to the United States, Dr. Zikos was 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 more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and reviewer for numerous journal and conference contributions.