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Yu-Mei Y. Chao, Ph.D.

Adjunct Investigator
Institute of Population Health Sciences
yumeiyu@nhri.org.tw; yumeiyu@ha.mc.ntu.edu.tw

EDUCATION

- Ph.D., School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, USA
- B.S.N., Department of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

- Adjunct Investigator, Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan (2006 - present)
- Investigator, Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan (2005 - 2006)
- Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing & Graduate Institute of Nursing, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (1988 - present)
- Chief Controller, Taiwan AIDS Society, Taiwan (1998 - present)
- Member, Supervisory Committee of National Health Insurance, Department of Health, Taiwan (2005 - present)
- Member, Committee of Cancer Policy, Department of Health, Taiwan (2006 - present)
- Foreign Associate, Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Sciences, USA (1994 - present)
- Chair, Taiwan Nursing Accreditation Council (TNAC), Higher Education Accreditation Foundation, Taiwan (2006 - present)l 3rd Vice President, International Council of Nurses, Geneva, Switzerland (2001-2005)
- Chair Professor, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong (2002 - 2004)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dr. Chao's research has focused on Maternal behavior, Women's Health, Nursing Workforce Study, Nursing Education, Qualitative Research, Cognitive behavior research and Health Policy Research.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Dr. Chao's most recent contributions include: 1) Designing Nurse Practitioner System in Taiwan; 2) Reforming Basic Nursing Curriculum of Baccalaureate Nursing Program; 3) Establishing A Nursing Education Accreditation System in Taiwan; 4) Promoting Standards and Guidelines related to Bioethics; 5) Conducting Nurse Workforce Study: a 10-year forecasting; 6) Proposed a Plan on A Nursing White Paper in Taiwan; 7) Issues and Dilemma in Nursing Research Ethics in Taiwan; 8) DIY Policies on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care from Target Groups; 9) In the process : Designing A National Policy on HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment and Care; 10) In the process: Innovative Care for Chronic Conditions: A Guidelines for Nurses in Taiwan.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

1. Tang YL; Chao YM Yu. Childbirth-related fatigue trajectories during labor. Journal of Advanced Nursing 24/10/2007 (accepted)

2. Chang PF, Chao YM Yu, Chen, YS. Good nursing from the perspective of nurses, TWNA Journal of Nursing, 54:4, 26-34, 2007.

3. Chang SR; Chao YM Yu. Perspectives on Body: Embodiment and Body Image, TWNA Journal of Nursing, 2007 (in press).

4. Chiang HH, Chao YM Yu & Yuh YS. Informed choice of pregnant women in prenatal screening tests for Downs syndrome, J. Med. Ethics, 23:273-277, 2006.

5. Chang SR, Chao YM Yu, Kenny NJ. I am a Woman and I am Pregnant: Body Image Change of Women in Taiwan During the Third Trimester of Pregnancy, BIRTH, 33:2, 147-153, 2006.

6. Yang YL, Chao YM Yu, Chen, YC & Yao G. The Changes and Factors Influencing Health Related Quality of Life after Hysterectomy in Premenopausal Women with Benign Gynecological Condition, J Formos Med Assoc, 105:9, 731-742, 2006.