University of Maryland, Doctor of Philosophy
University of Alberta, Master of Science in Nursing
Shanghai Second Military Medical University, Post-Registered Nurse

Pearl Zhou, associated professor (tenured), is a research methodologist. Her current research includes assessing the perceived benefits and burdens of cancer clinical trial participation and clinical trial retention, lifestyle behaviors among adults with prediabetes/diabetes, and health care for the underserved population.

Dr. Zhou is actively engaged in research proposal development and her benefits and burdens study is funded by the National Cancer Institute. She serves as a manuscript reviewer for several journals and a statistical reviewer for Nursing Research. Dr. Zhou's research findings have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals.