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 informatics
  • Data mining
  • Chronic condition self-management
  • Technology acceptance and use
  • Cancer survivorship

Dr. Jiang’s research focuses on informatics- and data-driven solutions for chronic condition self-management, with emphasis on cancer medication adherence and symptom self-management. She is interested in discovering consumer health self-management behavior patterns from data, and developing information technology-based support to empower and engage patients and families in health self-management. Her current research projects include (1) identifying factors associated with patients’ acceptance and use of mobile technology for health self-monitoring and decision support, (2) exploring the complex relationships among patient adherence to oral oncolytics, experience with side effects and self-management activities and (3) understanding cancer patients' toxicity self-reporting behaviors using natural language processing and machine learning approaches. Dr. Jiang has received trainings in both Nursing and Health Informatics. She is also holding certificates in Gerontology (Gerontechnology track) and Clinical & Translational Science. 

Current Research Grants and Programs

  • Self-management of Oral Oncolytic Agents 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: Pilot PI.


Dr. Jiang is teaching graduate level Health Informatics courses and undergraduate Nursing Leadership clinical session. Her overall teaching philosophy is based on student-centered active learning. Her teaching objectives are to develop a student-centered learning environment, partner with students in the learning process, and help students to gain the necessary skills to become active participants in their own life-long learning. 

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, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2017-present.

Notable Awards / Honors

  • 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
  • MD2K mHealth Training Institute Scholar, 2017


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2017
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2015
  • MS, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2006
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Hunan Medical University, Hunan, China, 1993

Publication Highlights

  • Jiang, Y., West, B. T., Barton, D. & Harris, M. (2017). Acceptance and Use of eHealth/mHealth Technologies for Self-Management among Cancer Survivors. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 245, 131-135. PMCID: PMC6180909.

  • Jiang, Y., Sereika, S. M., Lingler, J. H., Tamres, L. K., & Erlen J. (2017). Health Literacy and its correlates in informal caregivers of adults with memory loss. Geriatric Nursing, PMCID: PMC5943193. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.10.008

  • 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.