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Horng-Shiuann Wu, PhD, RN

  • Associate professor


Postdoctoral fellowship, University of California San Francisco

PhD, Saint Louis University

MA, Michigan State University

BA, Kaohsiung Medical College (Taiwan)



Interest Areas:

Symptom management
Circadian science
Cancer survivorship


Wu, H.S., Davis, J., & Chen, L. (2019). Impact of comorbidity on symptoms and quality of life among patients being treated for breast cancer. Cancer Nursing,42(5), 381-387.

Casida, J., & Wu, H.S., Abshire, M., Ghosh, B., & Yang, J. (2017). Cognition and adherence are self-management factors predicting the quality of life of adults living with a left ventricular assist device. The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 36(3), 325-330.

Wu, H.S., & Harden, J. (2015). Symptom burden and quality of life in survivorship: A review of the literature. Cancer Nursing,38(1), E29-E54.

Wu, H.S., & Davis, J. (2013). Definition, prevalence and characteristics of sudden exhaustion: A possible syndrome of fatigue in cancer? Supportive Care in Cancer, 21, 609-617.

Wu, H.S., Davis, J., & Natavio, J. (2012). Fatigue and disrupted sleep/wake patterns in persons with cancer: A shared mechanism. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16(2), E11-E13.


National Institute of Nursing Research of the National Institute of Health (PI)
Title: Effects of bright light on co-occurring cancer-related symptoms in breast cancer survivors: A personalized intervention


Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation: Biospecimen Banking (Nursing PI)
Title: Genetics, molecular mechanisms, and symptom science: A longitudinal study of breast cancer survivors - The Year 1 Study


Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation and Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) Clinical and Translational Research Funding Program
NIH CTSA Grant #UL1 TR000448 (PI)
Title: Bright light on fatigue in women being treated for breast cancer: A Pilot Study