Faculty Scholars

Faculty Scholar Zhuo Job Chen, Ph.D. at  Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Zhuo Job Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

Clemson University

Contact: 864-656-4974 or zhuoc@clemson.edu  

Who is Dr. Chen?

Zhuo Job Chen received his Ph.D. in Psychology and a master’s degree in mathematics from the University of Oregon. His research interests are in the psychology of religion, personality and culture, and quantitative methods in applied research. With collaborators in Tibet, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Iran, and the United States, Job has studied and published papers on mysticism, the structure of ideology, the dynamics of faith and reason, and how religious and spiritual commitments facilitate coping and well-being, among other things. He is now working with Greenville Health System physicians exploring the nature of a spiritual provider-patient relationship and its benefits in reducing physician burnout and increasing patient satisfaction. Job has also done extensive consulting work and research within government and hospital settings, such as creating metrics of evaluation in health care systems and using machine learning to develop predictive models for welfare programs. Currently, Job is teaching graduate level research methods class and structural equation modeling at Clemson.

For more information, see his Department Profile.

How Dr. Chen’s research is transforming health care

His research is transforming health as it recognizes the integrity of body and mind, and emphasizes spiritually as a key component in health care. His research focuses on the role of spirituality in the physician-patient relationship, addressing the two major concerns in health care—physician burnout and patient satisfaction – from a psychological point of view.

Health Research Expertise Keywords

Spirituality, Religion, Physician/Patient Relationship, Burnout, Patient Satisfaction