Zachary R. Burningham, MPH, PhD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Research Assistant Professor, Nursing - Adjunct Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Epidemiology, Health Systems and Community-Based Care

Academic Office Information

  • 801-582-1565
  • VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
    500 Foothill Drive
    Salt Lake City, UT 84148

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Utah School of Medicine
Public Health
Graduate Training University of Utah School of Medicine
Public Health
Undergraduate Brigham Young University – Idaho
Major: Health Science; Minor: Business Management

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Li C, Patil V, Rasmussen KM, Yong C, Chien HC, Morreall D, Humpherys J, Sauer BC, Burningham Z, Halwani AS (2021). Predicting Survival in Veterans with Follicular Lymphoma Using Structured Electronic Health Record Information and Machine Learning. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 18(5).
  2. Chien HC, Morreall D, Patil V, Rasmussen KM, Li C, Yong CM, Burningham Z, Masaquel A, Halloran M, De Long-Sieg E, Schulz M, Sauer BC, Halwani AS (2020). Real-world practice patterns and outcomes in Veterans with relapsed/refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Future Oncol, 17(4), 411-422.
  3. Halwani AS, Rasmussen KM, Patil V, Morreall D, Li C, Yong C, Burningham Z, Dawson K, Masaquel A, Henderson K, DeLong-Sieg E, Sauer BC (2020). Maintenance rituximab in Veterans with follicular lymphoma. Cancer Med, 9(20), 7537-7547.
  4. Richter Lagha R, Burningham Z, Sauer BC, Leng J, Peters C, Huynh T, Patel S, Halwani AS, Kramer BJ (2020). Usability Testing a Potentially Inappropriate Medication Dashboard: A Core Component of the Dashboard Development Process. Appl Clin Inform, 11(4), 528-534.
  5. Rasmussen KM, Patil V, Burningham Z, Yong C, Sauer BC, Halwani AS (2020). Atrial Fibrillation and Bleeding in Patients With Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treated with Ibrutinib in the Veterans Health Administration. Fed Pract, 37(Suppl 2), S44-S49.
  6. Burningham Z, Jackson GL, Kelleher J, Stevens M, Morris I, Cohen J, Maloney G, Vaughan CP (2020). The Enhancing Quality of Prescribing Practices for Older Veterans Discharged From the Emergency Department (EQUIPPED) Potentially Inappropriate Medication Dashboard: A Suitable Alternative to the In-person Academic Detailing and Standardized Feedback Reports of Traditional EQUIPPED? Clin Ther, 42(4), 573-582.
  7. Halwani AS, Rasmussen KM, Patil V, Li CC, Yong CM, Burningham Z, Gupta S, Narayanan S, Lin SW, Carroll S, Mhatre SK, Graff JN, Dreicer R, Sauer BC (2019). Real-world practice patterns in veterans with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. Urol Oncol, 38(1), 1.e1-1.e10.
  8. Burningham Z, Chen W, Sauer BC, Richter Lagha R, Hansen J, Huynh T, Patel S, Leng J, Halwani A, Kramer BJ (2019). VA Geriatric Scholars Program's impact on prescribing potentially inappropriate medications. Am J Manag Care, 25(9), 425-430.
  9. Peters CB, Hansen JL, Halwani A, Cho ME, Leng J, Huynh T, Burningham Z, Caloyeras J, Matsuda T, Sauer BC (2019). Validation of Algorithms Used to Identify Red Blood Cell Transfusion Related Admissions in Veteran Patients with End Stage Renal Disease. EGEMS (Wash DC), 7(1), 23.


  1. Chien HC, Morreall D, Patil V, Rasmussen KM, Yong CM, Li CY, Passey DG, Burningham Z, Sauer BC, Halwani AS (2021). Real-world treatment patterns and outcomes in a national study of veterans with Waldenström macroglobulinemia, 2006-2019. [Letter to the editor]. Am J Hematol.