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Editorial Board


Hyochol (Brian) Ahn, PhD, MSN, MS-ECE, MS-CTS, APRN, ANP-BC, FAAN

Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, University of Arizona, USA
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Dr. Ahn brings a background as a computer engineer as well as clinical experience as a registered nurse (RN) and adult nurse practitioner-board certified (ANP-BC) to his role as Editor-in-Chief of the Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal. He is the Dean, and a Professor, at University of Arizona's, College of Nursing and previously was the Associate Dean for Research and Full Professor at the Florida State University (FSU) College of Nursing. He held the position of the Assistant Dean for Research and Endowed Chair at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His program of research is focused on enhancing health and independence in vulnerable populations using innovative technologies to optimize pain and symptom management. He has been continuously funded since 2011 as a principal investigator and produced more than 130 peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

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Editorial Board Members

Associate Editors

Ha Do Byon, PhD, MPH, MS, RN

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Virginia 

Ha Do Byon has research interests in workplace violence and health outcomes in home health care. He has expertise in biostatistics, serving as the Primary Investigator and as a statistical expert in multiple data analysis projects. He teaches biostatistics, research methods, and epidemiology to undergraduate and graduate students. He has practiced in home health care and various acute care settings as a nurse.

Yan Du, PhD, MPH, RN (she/her)

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, UT Health San Antonio

Dr. Du has an interdisciplinary training background in Nursing, Public Health, and Aging Studies. Her research focuses on optimizing chronic condition management (type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease) through health technologies and individualized approaches (integrating omics, lifestyle behaviors and social environment) to improve health outcomes and quality of life. She is especially interested in exploring person-centered and individualized lifestyle modifications for disease management to improve physical and cognitive function for independent living in underserved older populations (e.g., Hispanics, Asians).

Cynthia T. Greywolf, PhD, DNP-PMHNP, APRN, BC

Assistant Professor, Enrolled Cherokee Nation Tribal Member, University of Hawaii at Manoa Nancy Atmosphera-Walch School of Nursing, Honolulu, HI, USA

Dr. Cynthia Greywolf is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, one of three federally recognized Cherokee Indian tribes in the U.S. She spent her formative years growing up on the reservation in Oklahoma. She has completed two doctorates in Nursing, a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and a Ph.D. She also completed a master’s in community health nursing and two certificates of advanced graduate study, including a Psychiatric Mental Health Certificate and a John A. Hartford Institute Geriatric Nursing Teaching Certificate. She has more than 20 years of practice as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Yuqing Guo, RN, PhD

Associate Professor, Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing, University of California, Irvine

Dr. Guo’s research has focused on reducing maternal and child health disparities in underserved communities through collaborations with community organizations, integrating mind-body approach, and leveraging technologies. Her research has focused on reducing maternal and child health disparities in underserved communities through collaborations with community organizations, integrating a mind-body approach, and leveraging technologies. Currently,she is funded by the National Science Foundation (2.1 million) along with computer scientists in the UNITE project using technology-mediated maternal care to promote self-management among underserved pregnant women. As a Co-PI, she developed the mind-body stress reduction intervention, established partnerships with community organizations, and is now testing its feasibility in order to launch the RCT. In addition, I led the team to develop an early intervention program promoting positive emotional health in elementary school-aged children by integrating both cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and positive psychology through partnering two dual immersion Spanish-English K-8 schools. Our study contributed significantly to the psychological needs of young children in an underserved community by creating a classroom-based, culturally sensitive intervention. To address the critical mental health crisis during and post COVID-19 pandemic, she is developing an eight-week internet school-based "Learn to Be Happy" intervention, including an Emotional Resilience Module for children, Training Module for teachers, and Support Module for parents.

Ok Kyung Ham, PhD, MPH, MCHES

Professor, Department of Nursing, Inha University; Vice President, Graduate School of Public Health, Inha University, South Korea

Ok-Kyung Ham is a professor in the Department of Nursing, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea. She served as a President of Korean Society of Public Health Nursing and Chairperson of education and publication committee of Public Health Nurses Association. She has performed policy research on developing the Community Care Model in Korea, and improving working conditions of Korean public health nurses. Her research interests include health promotion and health behavior change using social and behavioral theories, and also interested in health disparities among socioeconomic groups and its influence on health.

Minjin Kim, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Cincinnati, USA

Dr. Minjin Kim is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati. She is dedicated to reducing health disparities, improving health promotion and disease prevention, and advancing innovation using human-centered interventions to improve health and reach underserved, high-need populations. She has multicultural knowledge and awareness in working closely with diverse Asian and Asian American refugee/immigrant populations across generations on sensitive health issues and topics, including HPV, hepatitis B, liver cancer, cervical cancer, racial discrimination, and intergenerational cultural conflict. Promoting health equity and understanding the root causes of health disparities has emerged for her as a powerful and rewarding pathway. In particular, she has acquired specific expertise with the intervention modality of “storytelling” as interventions that leverage technologies (i.e., digital health, mHealth, chatbot) to enhance health communication with racial, ethnic, and minority populations.

Wen-Wen Li, PhD, MS, RN

Professor at School of Nursing, San Francisco State University, USA

Dr. Li is a tenured Professor at School of Nursing, San Francisco State University. Her researchfocuses on technology-based interventions, cardiovascular care, immigrant health, culturallysensitive care and survey development. She is an experienced clinician and researcher who worksclosely with minority populations to improve their cardiovascular health. She has an extensiverecord of being a reviewer for more than ten different journals and has served on the editorial board ofthe APIN journal in the past 5-10 years. She is also a board member of International Academy ofNursing Editors (INANE).

Angelina P. Nguyen, PhD, RN, CNE

Assistant Professor, Baylor University, USA

Dr. Angelina Nguyen is an Assistant Professor at Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing. She received her PhD degree from the University of Arizona. Her research program centers around health promotion related to chronic, non-communicable diseases in underserved populations, with a focus on prevention and self-management of type 2 diabetes in Vietnamese Americans. Dr. Nguyen is also the Secretary of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA).

Connie Kim Yen Nguyen-Truong, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN

Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Washington State University College of Nursing, USA

Dr. Nguyen-Truong is a Fellow of the National League for Nursing Academy of Nursing Education, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a Senior Fellow of the Coalition of Communities of Color Leaders Bridges - Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Institute. She holds a PhD in Nursing in cancer health disparities, health inequities, and education from Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing and completed an invited Postdoctoral fellowship in the Research in Individual and Family Symptom Management Program at the same institution. Dr. Nguyen-Truong is an elected Council Board Advisor on the Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization Pacific Islander & Asian Family Center Advisory Council Board, an appointed Board Director of Sigma Delta Chi Chapter-At-Large Board and Governance Committee, and member of the Asian American/ Pacific Islander Nurses Association - affiliated with the National Ethnic Minority Nurses Association. She has 20 years of combined nursing expertise as a nurse scientist, educator, population/community health nursing, and intermediate and progressive care clinical nursing. Her program of culturally diverse and transdisciplinary/multi-sectoral research regards academic and community-engaged research justice. The following scholarly lines of inquiry is under the umbrella of Health Equity, Anti-Racism, and Community-Based Participatory Research and Community-Engaged Research: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Justice. 1) Advocacy and action-oriented coalitions – culturally specific, disaggregated data and community organizing with diverse communities including immigrants and marginalized communities for health promotion across the lifespan. 2) Micronesian Islanders – advocacy and system changes in health and education and addressing childhood inequity through uplifting parenting and disability justice leadership. 3) Community-based smart health technology adoption and data – addressing bias in artificial intelligence through diversity and nurses and community health workers in the smart health system. Dr. Nguyen-Truong is the Director and Founder of the Culturally Safe Didactic Dialogue Circles Program and a Director and Co-Founder of the Health and Education Program for Micronesian Islanders that is funded in part by her research grants.

Shu-Yi (Emily) Wang, PhD, RN, CNS

Professor, College of Nursing, University of Colorado, USA

Dr. Wang is a Professor in the College of Nursing at University of Colorado. Dr. Wang’s leadership in nursing education and oncology spans two decades and is demonstrated through her sustained contributions to numerous journals, including Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, Seminars in Oncology Nursing, and Nurse Educator. Focal research areas include oncological and palliative care, including pain, sleep, and other symptom-related distress, symptom clusters in cancer patients and associated proinflammatory cytokines, and the relationship to quality-of-care outcomes, in adults with cancer, specifically those with analgesic use and sleep disturbances. Her research interest also extends to technological improvements in instructional and educational enhancements for improving students’ reading abilities and collaborative engagement.

Shu-Fen Wung, PhD., MS, RN, ACNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN

Associate Professor, College of Nursing; Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute; Interim Specialty Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse; Practitioner; C2SHIP Director of Translational Health Sciences, USA

Professor Wung is a Professor at the College of Nursing and BIO5 Institute, Director of Translational Health Sciences for the Center to Stream Health in Place (C2SHIP), and an acute care nurse practitioner. She has more than 25 years of clinical research experience in the effective and safe use of health technologies and big data to provide precision monitoring strategies for cardiovascular and acute illnesses.

Past Editorial Board Members

Jinbing Bai, PhD, MSN, RN, FAAN, Assistant Professor, NHW School of Nursing, Emory University

Myungsun Hyun, PhD, Professor and Dean, Ajou University College of Nursing, South Korea

Merle R. Kataoka-Yahiro, DrPH, MS, Professor, Associate Director, Professional Development Core, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Eui Geum Oh, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Professor, College of Nursing, Yonsei University; Adjunct Professor, Department of Medical Engineering, Graduate School, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea

Frank Y. Wong, PhD, McKenzie Endowed Professor of Health Equity and Founding Director for the Center of Population Science for Health Equity, Florida State University, USA

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