Eligible to Direct Dissertations
PhD, Yale University
MSN, Yale University
BSN, Chung Shan Medical University, Taiwan
Specialties and Expertise
Pei-Shiun Chang, PhD, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, is the Assistant Professor for the IU School of Nursing in the department of Community Health System. Dr. Chang received her BSN degree from Taiwan, master degree and doctoral degree from Yale University. Dr. Chang’s research focuses on promoting physical and psychological health of older adults with chronic illness using Qigong exercise. Dr. Chang has expertise on interventional research, Chinese traditional medicine exercise interventions, meta-analysis, and health outcomes. Her teaching expertise includes comprehensive health assessment and pharmacology for nursing practice. Dr. Chang has received extramural funding from STTI Delta Mu and Alpha Chapters, and American Heart Association. She is a recipient of the award of Outstanding Abstract by MNRS.
10/2020-2025. (R61 AG070265-01). “The Daily Engagement in Meaningful Activities Professional (DEMA-Pro). Intervention for Seniors with Subjective Cognitive Decline and Living at Home.” (Co-I). National Institute of Aging, $2,721,881.
6/5/2020-3/31/2024. (1 R01 NR018162-01). “Promoting Reengagement in Meaningful Activity (PRIMA) Intervention for Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Their Family Caregivers.” (Co-I). National Institute of Nursing Research, $2,126,868.
09/23/2019-07/31/2021. (1R21NR017777-01A1). “Assessing Environmental Exposures to Persistent Organic Pollutants in Assisted Living Facilities.” (Co-I). National Institute of Nursing Research, $433,125.
12/31/2017-10/01/2019. “Physical and Psychological Effects of Qigong Exercise in Community-Dwelling Older African American Adults.” (PI). $2,500.
Chang, P., Knobf, M. T., Funk, M., & Oh, B. (2017). Feasibility and acceptability of Qigong exercise in community-dwelling older adults in the United States. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (in press).
Chang, P., Knobf, T., Oh, B., & Funk, M. (2017). Physical and psychological effects of Qigong exercise in community-dwelling older adults: An exploratory study. Western Journal of Nursing Research (in press) (Results).