Research Summary

My research program is focused on the improvement of midlife women’s health, gender disparities of the opioid epidemic, and the evaluation of traditional East Asian medicine interventions (including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and moxibustion). Currently, she is investigating acupuncture for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy and acupuncture plus mindfulness for cancer-related pain.


  • PhD, Nursing Science, University of Washington. Project: Self-awareness and symptom evaluation : Observations from the Seattle midlife women's health study
  • Master's Degree, Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Seattle Institute of Oriental Medicine
  • Honors BS, cum laude, Psychology major & Women's Studies minor, University of Utah. Project: A narrative study of frame transitions between physical and pretend mother-infant play