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Ya-Fen Wang, Ph.D., RN

College of Nursing
Associate 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, Resourcefulness, Childhood overweight and obesity, overeating, Physical activity, children's chronic stress, 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