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Jiayun Xu, BSN, RN

Jiayun Xu

Doctoral Type:

PhD Alumni




Hae-Ra Han, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Dr. Xu completed her PhD in summer of 2015. She was a BSN-PhD student who graduated with a BSN and certificates in Asian Studies and Global Health from the University of Pittsburgh.  Her dissertation focused on decision making in patients with heart failure prior to rehospitalization.  Her future goals are (1) to improve the health of patients with chronic illness during transitions of care (2) and to build nursing research capacity worldwide.  

Dissertation Focus

Geriatrics, Chronic Disease, Family, Transitions of Care

Major Achievement(s)

  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NINR) 2013-2015
  • American Nurses Foundation/Southern Nursing Research Society Grant 2013-2014
  • Jonas Scholar 2012-2014