James Zheng

James Zheng is a student intern at the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and a second-year undergraduate at Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, where he studies human health through the lens of biomedical engineering. His primary research interests include health equity, alternative payment models, risk adjustment, biomedical innovation, and health information technology systems. Mr. Zheng also volunteers as a caller at the Duke Benefits Enrollment Center, where he engages with senior citizens in the local Durham community, referring them to various resources and nonmedical services that could be of assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to matriculating at Duke, he worked as a congressional intern for then-representative Jared Polis of Colorado, where he gained exposure to a wide variety of policy issues through working in constituent communications and youth engagement.