Jean Tang PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, APRN
My program of research focuses on brainwave entrainment for the management of hyper-arousal related health conditions such as insomnia and hypertension. I am currently conducting research to evaluate the effectiveness of the slow brainwave light-sound stimulation for sleep promotion in people with chronic pain. My general research interest is in the area of non-pharmacological approaches that empower self-regulation for health promotion.
Teaching: I have taught in both undergraduate and graduate programs. My main teaching role is in the psychiatry and mental health track. I believe in educating the whole person, with an emphasis on developing life-long learners and socially responsible health professionals.
Practice, Service, Community Involvement: Clinically, I am an Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. My practice philosophy embraces interdisciplinary collaboration model. I believe the patient-provider partnership is the core for the optimal care outcome.
- BSN, University of Dubuque
- MS, University of Washington
- PhD, University of Washington
- Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Awards and accolades
- 2020 Excellence in Promoting Diversity through Teaching Award
- 2018 Sandy Eyres Appreciation Award, School of Nursing, University of Washington
- 2015 Invited participant to the 8th Annual Bedside to Bench Conference “Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Aging: New Avenues for Improving Brain Health, Physical Health and Functioning”, sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
- 2014 National Institute of Aging, Butler-Williams Scholars Program
- 2011‐2013 John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellow
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Scholarly Work (projects not listed in PubMed)
Tang, H. Y. (2020) In tribute to Thomas Budzynski and Helen Budzynski. In J. R. Evans, M. B. Dellinger, H. L. Russell. Neurofeedback: The First Fifty Years (pp. 53-57). San Diego: Academic Press, Elsevier.
- Tang, H. Y., McCurry, S., Pike, K., Riegel, B., Vitiello, M. (2021). Open-loop Audio-Visual Stimulation for Sleep Promotion in Older Adults with Comorbid Insomnia and Osteoarthritis Pain: Results of a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Sleep Medicine, 82, 37-42.
- Tang HY, McCurry SM, Riegel B, Pike KC, Vitiello MV. Open-Loop Audiovisual Stimulation Induces Delta EEG Activity in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis Pain and Insomnia. Biological Research for Nursing. 2019; 21(3):307-317.
- Tang HY, Tang HJ, Chang CM, Su PF, Chen CH. Functional Status in Older Intensive Care Unit Survivors. Clinical Nursing Research. 2018; 1054773818785860.
- Tang HY, McCurry SM, Pike KC, Von Korff M, Vitiello MV. Differential predictors of nighttime and daytime sleep complaints in older adults with comorbid insomnia and osteoarthritis pain.Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2017; 100:22-28.
- Tang HY, Tang HJ, Hu FW, Chen CH. Changes of geriatric syndromes in older adults survived from Intensive Care Unit. Geriatric Nursing. 2017; 38(3):219-224.
- Tang HY, Riegel B, McCurry SM, Vitiello MV. Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback. Open-Loop Audio-Visual Stimulation (AVS): A Useful Tool for Management of Insomnia? 2016; 41(1):39-46.
- Tang HY, Vitiello MV, Perlis M, Riegel B. Open-Loop Neurofeedback Audiovisual Stimulation: A Pilot Study of Its Potential for Sleep Induction in Older Adults. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. 2015; 40(3):183-8.
- Tang HY, Vitiello MV, Perlis M, Mao JJ, Riegel B. A pilot study of audio-visual stimulation as a self-care treatment for insomnia in adults with insomnia and chronic pain.Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. 2014; 39(3-4):219-25.
- Tang HY, Sayers SL, Weissinger G, Riegel B. The role of depression in medication adherence among heart failure patients. Clinical Nursing Research. 2014; 23(3):231-44.
DepartmentBiobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics
- Innovative Interventions
- Symptom Science