Yun Jiang, PhD, MS, RN

Yun Jiang

Assistant Professor
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership
Room 4153

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 763-3705
Fax: (734) 647-2416
Yun Jiang is accepting new PhD students.


  • Consumer health
  • Data mining
  • eHealth/mHealth
  • Chronic condition self-management
  • Medication management, emphasis on adherence to oral oncolytics

Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on informatics- and data-driven solutions for self-management of chronic conditions, including but not limited to cancer. She is interested in discovering consumer health behavior patterns from data, and developing information technology-based support for health self-management. Her previous research focused on patients’ use of mobile technology for health self-monitoring and decision support. Her current study is to explore the complex relationships among adherence to oral oncolytics, the development and severity of side effects, and self-management strategies. Dr. Jiang has received trainings in both Nursing and Health Informatics. In addition, she is holding two certificates in Gerontology and Clinical & Translational Science. She was a registered pharmacist working on new drug research and development in a Chinese pharmaceutical company for many years. 

Current Research Grants and Programs:

  • Self-management of Oral Oncolytic Agenda and Side Effects among Patients with Cancer. Pilot funding of the Center for Complexity and Self-Management of Chronic Disease (NIH/NINR P20NR015331-03), 2016-2018. Role: PI.


Dr. Jiang was a teaching fellow for undergraduate and graduate nursing courses with a focus on Nursing Informatics. She designed and developed a 7-week online graduate level Nursing Informatics course on Method in Technology Evaluation & Usability at the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a guest lecturer of different levels of nursing courses on the topics of Telehealth, mHealth and eHealth, Decision Support Systems, Population Health Informatics, Preparing (Usability) Testing Materials, and Cancer Prevention, Early Detecion, and Survivorship. Dr. Jiang has extensive poster and podium presentation experiences at multiple national and international conferences. 

Affiliations / Service

  • Member, American Medical Informatics Association, 2010-present.
  • Member, Oncology Nursing Society, 2012-present.
  • Member, Society for Medical Decision Making, 2012-present.
  • Member, Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2012-present.
  • Member, American Nurses Association, 2013-present.

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Ernst & Young Health Informatics Scholarship, 2005
  • The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2011
  • Cameos of Caring Endowed Nursing Scholarship, 2012
  • Best Abstract Award Winner, the International Transplant Nurses Society 21st Annual Symposium, Seattle, WA 2012
  • Pauline Thompson Clinical Nursing Research Award, Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • Greater Pittsburgh Nursing Research Conference Research Award, 2014


  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2015
  • MS, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2006
  • BSN, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2008
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Hunan Medical University, Hunan, China, 1993

Publication Highlights

  • Jiang, Y., Sereika, S. M., DeVito Dabbs, A., Handler, S., & Schlenk, E. A. (2016). Using Mobile Health Technology to Deliver Decision Support for Self-Monitoring after Lung Transplantation. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 94, 164-171. doi:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2016.07.012.

  • Jiang, Y., Sereika, S. M., DeVito Dabbs, A., Handler, S., & Schlenk, E. A. (2016). Acceptance and use of mobile technology for health self-monitoring in lung transplant recipients during the first year post-transplantation. Applied Clinical Informatics, 7(2), 430-445.

  • Roberts, K., Boland, M. R., Pruinelli, L., Dcruz, J., Berry, A., Georgsson, M., Hazen, R., Sarmiento, R. F., Backonja, U., Yu, K., Jiang, Y., & Brennan, P. F. (2016). Biomedical informatics advancing the national health agenda: The AMIA 2015 Year-in-Review in clinical & consumer informatics. Journal of the American Medical Inforamtics Association, 0:1-5. doi:10.1093/jamia/ocw103.

  • Jiang, Y., Sereika, S. M., Bender, C. M., Brufsky, A. M., & Rosenzweig, M. Q. (2016). Beliefs in chemotherapy and knowledge of cancer and treatment in African American women with newly diagnosed breast cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43(2), 180-189.

  • Mattos, M., Jiang, Y., Seaman, J. B., Nilsen, M., Chasens, E., & Novosel, L. M. (2015). Baccalaureate nursing students’ knowledge of and attitudes toward older adults. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 41(7), 46-56. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20150429-01.

  • Jiang, Y., Terhorst, L., Donovan, H. S., Weimer, J. M., Choi, C-W. J., Schulz, R., Given, B., & Sherwood, P. R. (2013). Locke-Wallace Short Marital-Adjustment Test: Psychometric evaluation in caregivers for persons with primary malignant brain tumor. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 21(3), 502-515.

  • Courtney, K. L., Jiang, Y., Beach, S. R., Matthews, J. T. & Schulz, R. (2013). Clinician variations in data trust and use. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 183, 189-194.

  • Jiang, Y., Gentry, A. L., Pusateri, M. & Courtney, K. L. (2012). A descriptive, retrospective study of after-hours calls in hospice and palliative care. The Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 14(5), 343-350.