Zhenghong (Alex) Fu


GUMC Adjunct -- Associate Professor


Population Sciences
General profile


+1 202-687-0862


Dr. Fu is a health services researcher and health economist, currently an Associate Professor within the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown Lombardi in 2012, he was an assistant then an associate faculty member at Cleveland Clinic Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, and Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Fu’s primary research interests are comparative effectiveness and cost-effectiveness research, especially by using large observational databases. He enjoys improving and applying cutting-edge research methodologies in health outcomes research, and has research experience in many chronic disease conditions. He is also interested in patient preference/utility assessment, decision modeling, and health policy evaluation.

Dr. Fu is an investigator on a list of NIH supported studies. He has been a member of Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) study section, and has been on various scientific committees of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) since 2005. He currently serves as a Co-Editor for the ISPOR official journal Value in Health and on the editorial board for Journal of Medical Economics. He has published more than 70 peer-reviewed articles, commentaries, and book chapters, and his articles appear in scientific journals such as Diabetes Care, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Health Economics, Medical Decision Making, and Medical Care.


  • Ph.D. (2005) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Pharmaceutical Policy and Outcomes
  • B.S. (1999) Peking University, China, Cell Biology and Genetics