Faculty Summaries
Kuang-Yi Wen, PhD
Kuang-Yi Wen, PhD
Assistant Professor
Office Phone: 215-728-7411
Fax: 215-728-3056
Office: P4145, 4th floor of Robert C. Young Pavilion
  • Research Interests

    Dr. Wen is an Assistant Professor in the Cancer Prevention and Control program. Her major interests draw on her background in systems engineering, health communication, behavioral and decision science, and information technology to develop and evaluate effective tools and solutions to help individuals and organizations manage and deal with health-related challenges.

    She is currently working within the Intervention Development and Measurement Core on a NCI-funded Cancer Information Service Research Consortium program project to develop three interactive multimedia programs to assist prostate and breast patients through their cancer diagnosis and breast cancer patients following completion of their treatment. Funded by CCK foundation, she is also conducting an overseas study that examines the needs and experience of breast cancer patients and develops a narrative communication intervention to facilitate treatment decision making and adaptive coping for breast cancer patients in Taiwan. In 2011, Dr. Wen has received a 5-year Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality K01 Career award to develop, implement, and evaluate an electronic patient portal that will integrate patient-accessible electronic medical records, evidence-based educational and psychosocial content, clinical- and peer- communication in a comprehensive format to empower breast cancer patients and facilitate their treatment decision making and care management. Funded by the Asian Community Cancer Health Disparities Center (U54) at Temple University, Dr. Wen is conducting a pilot study using a mixed-methods approach and community-based participatory research principles to examine the survivorship needs and experience of Chinese American breast cancer patients at the states of Pennsylvania and New York.