Weichao Yuwen, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor
Phone
253-692-4478
Campus Box
358421
Degrees
Ph.D.
Philosophy, Nursing Science with Statistics Concentration
University of Washington, Seattle
2016
B.S.N.
Nursing
Arizona State University
2010
Introduction

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
  • Pediatric chronic conditions
  • Sleep health
  • Symptom management
Methodologies
  • Interpretive/qualitative: inductive content analysis, grounded theory
  • Quantitative: advanced statistical analyses (e.g., multilevel modeling, data visualization), interventional designs, user-centered designs
Current Research

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 (NIH/NINR P30NR016585 Pilot Project, Center PI: Ward, TM & Heitkemper, M).