Chiahui Chen, MS, RN, FNP-BC

Chiahui Chen.

Faculty Advisor: Yu-Ping Chang, PhD, RN, FGSA, FAAN, FIAAN


Research Interests

  • End-of-life care
  • Communication
  • Critical care

Dissertation Title

"Pilot Testing a Nurse-Led Communication Strategy for Surrogates in the Intensive Care Unit"


Livingston, J. A., Chen, C. H., Kwon, M., & Park, E. (2022). Physical and mental health outcomes associated with adolescent E-cigarette use. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 64. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.pedn.2022.01.006 

Chen, C., Sullivan, S. S., Lorenz, R. A., Wittenberg, E., Li, C.-S., & Chang, Y.-P. (2021). COMFORT communication in the ICU: Pilot test of a nurse-led communication intervention for surrogates. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/jocn.16132 

Chen, C., & Meier, S. T. (2020). Selecting the best instrument to measure family perceptions of end-of-life communication in intensive care units. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 37(2),154-160. doi:

Chen, C., Michaels, J., & Meeker, M. A. (2020). Family outcomes and perceptions of end-of-life care in the intensive care unit: A mixed-methods review. Journal of Palliative Care, 35(3), 143-153.

Chen, C., ValizadehAshlan, T., Rosen, G., Anderson, L., & Jungquist C. (2020). Healthcare shift workers’ temporal habits for eating, sleeping, and light exposure: A multi-instrument pilot study. Journal of Circadian Rhythm.

Hewner, S., Chen, C, Andersonk L., Pasekk L., Andersonk A., & Popejoy, L. (2020). Transitional care models for high-need, high-cost adults in the United States: A scoping review and gap analysis Professional Case Management. doi:10.1097/NCM.0000000000000442


  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Gamma Kappa Chapter Research Grant
  • Mark Diamond Research Fund (FA-19-06)
  • Shirley D. DeVoe Nursing Research Fund

Why I Chose UB

UB School of Nursing has an excellent PhD program which provides variety of resources and services to assist PhD students in both academics and research. Owing to the nursing education and experience in UB, I obtained feelings of satisfaction as well as achievement that drive me to carry on and motivate myself to continue advanced academic degree and pursue the doctoral degree (PhD) in nursing.