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Hsin-Yi (Jean) Tang PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, APRN

Assistant Professor


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.


  • 1994, BSN, University of Dubuque
  • 1998, MS, University of Washington
  • 2004, PhD, University of Washington
  • 2013, Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania

Awards and accolades

  • 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

What classes do you teach?

DNP-PMHNP program


See NCBI list (leaving the School of Nursing web site)

  1. Differential predictors of nighttime and daytime sleep complaints in older adults with comorbid insomnia and osteoarthritis pain. Tang HJ, McCurry SM, Pike KC, Von Korff M, Vitiello MV. Journal of psychosomatic research. 2017; 100:22-28.
  2. Changes of geriatric syndromes in older adults survived from Intensive Care Unit. Tang HJ, Tang HJ, Hu FW, Chen CH. Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.). 2017; 38(3):219-224.
  3. Open-Loop Audio-Visual Stimulation (AVS): A Useful Tool for Management of Insomnia? Tang HY, Riegel B, McCurry SM, Vitiello MV. Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback. 2016; 41(1):39-46.
  4. Open-Loop Neurofeedback Audiovisual Stimulation: A Pilot Study of Its Potential for Sleep Induction in Older Adults. Tang HY, Vitiello MV, Perlis M, Riegel B. Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback. 2015; 40(3):183-8.
  5. A pilot study of audio-visual stimulation as a self-care treatment for insomnia in adults with insomnia and chronic pain. Tang HY, Vitiello MV, Perlis M, Mao JJ, Riegel B. Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback. 2014; 39(3-4):219-25.



Psychosocial and Community Health

Research Areas

  • Innovative Interventions
  • Symptom Science

Research Centers

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