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Ya-Fen Wang, Ph.D., RN

College of Nursing
Assistant Professor
Campus:
Kent
Office Hours:
Mondays and by appointment
Contact Information
Phone:
330-672-8736
Fax:
330-672-5003
Biography

I am a pediatric nurse with 20 years of experience. My research focuses on cognitive-behavioral self-control skills (resourcefulness), stress, overeating, and physical activity in children. Recent projects include examining the relationships among resourcefulness, stress, overeating, and physical activity in minority and underserved children.

Courses

  • NURS 40872 - Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice
  • NURS 60403 - Methods of Inquiry
Education
Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 2013, MSN, Case Western Reserve University, 2000, BSN, Chang Gung University (Taiwan), 1993
Expertise
Pediatric nursing, Pediatrics, Resourcefulness, Childhood overweight and obesity, Physical activity, self-control, overeating, physical activity in pediatric populations, children's chronic stress, lead, executive functions, family dynamics
Affiliations
Midwest Nursing Research Society, Ohio Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau International, Society of Pediatric Nurses
Research Institutes and Initiatives
Healthy Communities Research Initiative