Research Summary

Dr. Tay is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the College of Nursing. Dr Tay's primary research interest is to address the goal of patient-centered, family oriented care by optimizing patients and their families' medical decision making during serious illness. Specifically, Dr. Tay is interested to examine how patient and family factors influence medical decisions and the spillover effects of these decisions throughout the trajectory of illness and bereavement.


  • PhD, Nursing, University of Utah. Project: Expressing the Unspoken in Shared Decisions: Home Health Families Communicating Openly About End of Life
  • BSN, Nursing, Utah Valley University
  • BS, Behavioral Science, Utah Valley University