Weichao Yuwen, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor
Philosophy, Nursing Science with Statistics Concentration
University of Washington, Seattle
Nursing with Honors
Arizona State University

Weichao Yuwen teaches and conducts research in using technologies to promote sleep health and family health in children with chronic conditions. She is also collaborating with several hospitals and schools of nursing in China to promote family-centered care in pediatric hospital units. Weichao is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Sleep Research Society, and a founding member of the Pacific-Northwest Chinese Nurses Association.

Scholarly Interests
  • Data science
  • Family-centered care
  • Health technologies and user-centered design
  • Pediatric chronic conditions
  • Sleep health
  • Symptom management
  • Interpretive/qualitative: inductive content analysis, grounded theory
  • Quantitative: advanced statistical analyses (e.g., multilevel modeling, data visualization), interventional designs, user-centered designs
Current Research

Active Projects:
2018 – 2020
Sleep Innovations for Preschoolers with Arthritis (SIPA): developing and testing a user-centered and technology-based intervention to promote sleep health in children with a chronic condition (Pilot Project Principle Investigator; NIH/NINR P30NR016585, Center PI: Ward, TM & Heitkemper, M).

2019 – 2020
CocoBot - Tailored Self-Management Program for Caregivers of Children with Chronic Conditions (Lead Co-Investigator; Population Health Initiative Pilot Research Grant, University of Washington)