Yow-Wu Bill Wu, PhD

Associate Professor

Yow-Wu Bill Wu

School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
211 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3079



  • PhD , Educational Psychology (Statistics and Measurement), State University of New York at Buffalo
  • MS, Remedial Reading, State University of Wisconsin at River Falls
  • MA, Education (Exceptional Children), National Taiwan Normal University
  • BA, Education, National Taiwan Normal University

Areas of Research

Research methodology | Hierarchical linear modeling

Teaching Responsibilities

Research Methods for Practice Professions
Psycho-Social Measurement and Questionnaire Construction
Advanced Statistics Techniques


Castner, J., Wu, Y.-W., & Dean-Baar, S. (2015). Multi-level model of missed nursing care in the context of hospital merger. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 37(4), 441-461. doi:10.1177/0193945914535670 

Castner, J., Wu, Y.-W., Mehrok, N., Gadre, A., & Hewner, S. (2015). Frequent emergency department utilization and behavioral health diagnoses. Nursing Research, 64(1), 3-12. doi:10.1097/NNR.0000000000000065

Hewner, S., Wu, Y.-W. B., & Castner, J. (2015). Comparative effectiveness of risk-stratified care management in reducing readmissions in Medicaid adults with chronic disease. Journal for Healthcare Quality, 38(1), 3-16. doi:10.1097/01.JHQ.0000462683.70630.d7

Zhang, J., Fang, L., Wu, Y. W., & Wieczorek, W. F. (2013). Depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among Chinese Americans: A study of immigration-related factors. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201(1), 17-22. doi:10.1097/NMD 0b013e31827ab2e2.

Castner, J., Ceravolo, D. J., Foltz-Ramos, K., & Wu, Y. B. (2013). Nursing control over practice and teamwork. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 18(2). doi: 0.3912/OJIN.  

Feng, J. Y., Wu, Y. B, Fetzer, S., & Chang, H. Y (2012). Contextual effects on kindergarten teachers' intention to report child abuse. Journal of Community Psychology, 40(7), 886-890.

Othman, A. K., Kiviniemi, M., Wu, Y. B., & Lally, R. M. (2012). Influence of demographic factors, knowledge, and beliefs on Jordanian women's intention to undergo mammography. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 44(1), 19-26.

Wang, Y. J., Boehmke, M., Wu, Y. B., Dickerson, S. S., & Fisher, N. M. (2011). Effects of a six-week walking program on Taiwanese women newly diagnosed with early stage breast cancer. Cancer Nursing, 34(2), E1-E13. doi:10.1097/NCC.0b013e3181f1ab7a.

Lee, J., Jezewski, M. A., Wu, Y. B., & Carvallo, M. (2011). The relationship between acculturation and oral contraceptive use among Korean immigrant women. Research in Nursing & Health, 34(2), 89-168. doi:10.1002/nur.20417.

Finnell, D. S., Jezewski, M. A., Meeker, M. A., Wu, Y. W., Sessanna, L., & Lee, J. (2011). Applying the transtheoretical model to health care proxy completion. Medical Decision Making, 31(2), 254-259. doi:10.1177/0272989X10379917.

Perese, E., & Wu, B. (2010). Shortfalls of treatment of patients with schizophrenia: Unmet needs, obstacles to recovery. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 14(2), 43-56.

Zhang, J., Wieczorek, W., Conwell, Y. Tu, X. M., Wu, B. Y., Xiao, S., & Jia, C. (2010). Characteristics of young rural Chinese suicides: A psychological autopsy study. Psychological Medicine, 40, 581-590.

Honors and Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education at UB, University at Buffalo, Council on International Studies and Programs, 2010