Yun Jiang, Ph.D., MS, RN, FAMIA

Yun Jiang

Assistant Professor
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership
Room 4160 NURS1

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.


  • Health informatics
  • Chronic condition self-management
  • Oral anticancer agents
  • eHealth/mHealth
  • Technology acceptance and use

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) patient engagement in medication safety event reporting, (2) older adults’ tolerance to oral anticancer agent treatments, (3) patients’ acceptance and use of mobile technology for health self-monitoring and decision support, (4) 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

  • Patient Engagement in Reporting Medication Events during Transitions of Care (AHRQ R01HS027846), 2021-2026, Role: Co-PI (Contact).
  • Tolerance of Toxicities of Oral Anticancer Agents among Older Adults with Advanced Cancers (Midwest Nursing Research Society Seed Grant), 2020-2021. Role: PI.
  • Toxicity Self-Reporting Behavior among Patients Taking Oral Oncolytic Agents: A Clinical Notes Analysis (University of Michigan School of Nursing Donor Fund), 2018-2019 (Renewal). Role: PI.
  • 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 of Behavioral Medicine, 2012-present.
  • Member, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2017-present.
  • Member, Gerontological Society of America, 2022-present
  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, JMIR Aging, 2023-present

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Fellow of American Medical Information Association (FAMIA), 2022
  • MD2K mHealth Training Institute Scholar, 2017
  • Pauline Thompson Clinical Nursing Research Award, Nursing Foundation of Pennsylvania, 2013
  • Best Abstract Award Winner, the International Transplant Nurses Society 21st Annual Symposium, Seattle, WA 2012
  • Cameos of Caring Endowed Nursing Scholarship, 2012
  • The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2011


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 2017
  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2015
  • BSN, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2008
  • MS, University of Missouri-Columbia, MO, 2006
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Hunan Medical University, Hunan, China, 1993

Publication Highlights

  • Tolentino, D. A., Costa, D. K., & Jiang, Y. (2023). Determinants of American adults' use of digital health and willingness to share health data to providers, family, and social media. Computers, Informatics, Nursing

  • Zhou, W., Cho, Y., Shang, S., & Jiang, Y. (2023). Use of digital helath technology among older adults with cancer in the United States: Findings from a national longitudinal cohort study (2015-2021). Journal of Medical Internet Research, 25, (e46721). 

  • Jiang, Y., Zeng, K., & Yang, R. (2023). Wearable device use in older adults associated with physical activity guideline recommendations: Empirical research quantitative. Journal of Clinical Nursing

  • Cho, Y., Yang, R., Gong, Y., & Jiang, Y. (2022). Use of electronic communication with clinicians among cancer survivors: Health information national trend survey in 2019 and 2020. Telemedicine and e-Health, 29(6), 866-874.

  • Jiang, Y., Mason, M., Cho, Y., Chittiprolu, A., Zhang, X., Harden, K., Gong, Y., Harris, M. R., & Barton, D. L. (2022). Tolerance to oral anticancer agent treatment in older adults with cancer: A secondary analysis of data from EHRs and a pilot study of patient-reported outcomes. BMC Cancer, 22(1), 950. 

  • Mason, M., Cho, Y., Rayo, J., Gong, Y., Harris, M., & Jiang, Y. (2022). Technologies for medication adherence monitoring and technology assessment criteria: Narrative review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth (JMU), 10(3), e35157. 

  • Yang, R., Zeng, K., & Jiang, Y. (2022) Prevalence, factors, and association of electronic communication use with patient-perceived quality of care from the 2019 Health Information National Trends Survey 5 - Cycle 3: Exploratory study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 24(2), e27167.

  • Mason, M., Harris, M. R., Greer, J. A. & Jiang, Y. (2022). A concept analysis of oral anticancer agent self-management (OAA-SM). Cancer Nursing, 45(2), E374-E387. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0000000000000934

  • Cho, Y., Zhang, H., Harris, M. R., Gong, Y., Smith, E. L., & Jiang, Y. (2021). Acceptance and use of home-based electronic symptom self-reporting systems (e-SRS) in patients with cancer: A systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(3), e24638.  

  • Zheng, Y., Jiang, Y., Dorsch, M. P., Ding, Y., Vydiswaran, V. V., & Lester, C. A. (2020). Work effort, readability and quality of pharmacy transcription of patient directions from electronic prescriptions: A retrospective observational cohort analysis. BMJ Quality & Safety, 30(4), 311-319.

  • Jiang, Y., Wickersham, K. E., Zhang, X. Y., Barton, D. L., Farris, K. B., Krauss, J. C., & Harris, M. R. (2019). Side effect, self-management activities, and adherence to oral anticancer agents. Patient Preference and Adherence, 13, 2243-2252.

  • Jiang, Y., Sereika, S. M., Lingler, J. H., Tamres, L. K., & Erlen J. (2018). Health literacy and its correlates in informal caregivers of adults with memory loss. Geriatric Nursing, 39(3), 285-291.

  • 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., 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., 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.