Eastern Michigan University

Tsu Yin Wu


328 Marshall



Post-Doctoral Fellowship - University of Michigan (2004)
Ph.D. - University of Michigan (1999)
M.S.N. - University of Michigan (1995)
B.S.N. - National Yang-Ming Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan (1992)

Teaching Interests

  • Nursing Research
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Proposal Development
  • Health Disparities in Underserved Populations

Selected Presentations and/or Publications


  • Wu, T.Y., Scheffer, B., Lee C. (2012). Using focus groups to understand breast cancer screening beliefs and behaviors among. Asian Indian women. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. In press.
  • Wu, TY., Chung S., Yeh M.C. , Chang S.C., Hsieh H.F., Ha S.J. (2012). Understanding Breast Cancer Screening Practices from Taiwan: A Country with Universal Health Care. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Control. In press.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Fox, D.F., Stokes, C., Adam, C. (In Press).  Work-related stress and intention to quit in newly graduated nurses.  Nurses Education Today.  Available online 8 October 2011.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Wang, J., Chung, S. (2011, Aug 30) Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Diabetes in Asian Indians Residing in Michigan.  Journal of Community Health, [Epub ahead of print]
  • *Wu, T.Y., Hsieh, H.F., Wang, J., Lan, Y., Oakley, D. (2011).  Ethnicity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors among Asian Americans Residing in Michigan.  Journal of Community Health, DOI:10.1007/s10900-011-9379-1.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Robbins, L.B., & Hsieh, H.F. (2011). Instrument development and validation of Perceived Physical Activity Self-Efficacy Scale for adolescents. Research and theory for nursing practice, 25(1):39-54.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Hsieh, H.F.,Wang, J., Yao, L., Oakley, D. (2011). Ethnicity and Cardiovascular Risk Factors Among Asian Americans Residing in Michigan. Journal of Community Health, DOI:10.1007/s10900-011-9379-1.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Kao, J.Y., Hsieh, H.F., et al. (2010). Effective Colorectal Cancer Education for Asian Americans: A Michigan program. Journal of Cancer Education, DOI10.1007/s13187-009-0009-x.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Hsieh, H.F., Brady, W. (2009). Correlates of Recent and Regular Mammography Screening among Asian American Women. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 65, 2434-2446.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Hsieh, H.F., Brady, W. (2009). Stages of Mammography Adoption in Asian American Women.  Health Education Research, 24(5):748-759.
  • *Robbins, L.B., Sikorskii, A, Hamel, L.M., Wu, T.Y., Wilbur J. (2009). Gender comparisons of perceived benefits of and barriers to physical activity in middle school youth.  Research in Nursing and Health, 32, 163-176.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Hsieh, H.F., Brady, W. (2008). Demographics and Perceptions of Barriers toward Breast Cancer Screening Among Asian-American Women. Women & Health, 48 (3), 261 - 281.
  • 1*Robbins, L.B., Wu, T.Y., Sikorskii, A, Morley, B. (2008). Psychometric assessment of the adolescent physical activity perceived benefits of and barriers scales. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 16, 98-112.
  • *Wu, T.Y., & Brady, W. (2007). Mammography Stage of Adoption and Decision Balance among Asian Indian and Filipino American Women. Cancer Nursing, 30, 390-8.
  • *Wu, T.Y., & Bancroft, J.M. (2006).  Filipino American women's perceptions and experiences with breast cancer screening. Oncology Nursing Forum, 33, E72-78.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Brady, W., Chen, Y.W., & Hergert, C. (2006).  Health beliefs and practices related to breast cancer screening in Filipino, Chinese, and Asian Indian women. Cancer Detection and Prevention, 30, 58-66.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Rose, S., & Bancroft, J.M. (2006) Gender differences in health risk behaviors and physical activity among middle school students. Journal of School Nursing, 22, 25-31.
  • *Wu, T.Y., & Pender N. (2005). A panel study of physical activity among Taiwanese youth: testing the revised health promotion model.  Family and Community Health, 28, 113-124.
  • Wu, T.Y., Guthrie, B.J., & Bancroft, J.M. (2005). An integrative review on breast cancer screening practice and correlates among Chinese, Korean, Filipino, and Asian American women. Health Care for Women International, 26, 225-246.
  • *Wu, T.Y., & Jwo, J.L. (2005). A prospective study on changes of cognitions, interpersonal influences and physical activity in Taiwanese youth. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sports, 76, 1-10.
  • *Yu, M.Y., Wu, T.Y., & Mood, D.W. (2005). Cultural affiliation and mammography screening of Chinese women in an urban county of Michigan. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 16, 106-117.
  • *Yu, M.Y., & Wu, T.Y. (2005). Factors influencing mammography screening of Chinese American women.  Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 34, 386-394.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Pender, N., & Noureddine, S. (2003). Gender differences in the psychosocial and cognitive correlates of physical activity among Taiwanese adolescents: a structural equation modeling Approach. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 10, 93-105.
  • *Wu, T.Y., & Yu, M.Y. (2003). Reliability and validity of mammography screening beliefs questionnaire in Chinese American women. Cancer Nursing, 26, 131-142.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Ronis, D., Pender, N., & Jwo, J.L. (2002). Development of an instrument to measure physical activity cognitions among Taiwanese adolescents.  Preventive Medicine, 35, 54-64.
  • *Wu, T.Y., & Pender, N. (2002). Determinants of physical activity among Taiwanese adolescents: an application of the Health Promotion Model. Research in Nursing and Health, 25, 25-36.
  • Wu, T.Y., Pender, N., & Yang, K.P. (2002). Promoting physical activity among Taiwanese and American adolescents. Journal of Nursing Research, 10, 57-64.
  • *Wu, T.Y., Jwo, J.L., & Fong, M.L. (2001). Analysis of Taiwanese adolescents' physical activity and its association with cognitive variables and interpersonal influences, Journal of Physical Education in Higher Education, 3(1), 39-52.
  • *Wu, T.Y., & Daniel, L. (2001).  The Growth of Chinese infants in the first year of life. MCN: the American journal of maternal/child nursing, 26, 202-207.
  • Wu, T.Y., & Jwo, J.L. (1999). Application of the Health Promotion Model in physical activity among Taiwanese. Journal of Chinese Physical Education, 45, 51-62.

*indicates databased and peer-reviewed; rest are peer-reviewed

Editorial Review/Activities:

  • 2010 - Present: Women & Health
  • 2007 - Present: BMC Women's Health
  • 2007 - Present: Western Journal of Nursing Research
  • 2007 - Present: Health Education & Research
  • 2006 - Present: American Journal of Family Medicine
  • 2006 - Present: American Journal of Health Behavior
  • 2006 - Present: Health Policy
  • 2006 - Present: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
  • 2006 - Present: Public Health Nursing
  • 2005 - Present: Cancer Nursing
  • 2005- Present: Cancer Prevention and Detection
  • 2005 - Present: Research and Theory in Nursing Practice International Journal

Additional Information

Awards and Appointments:

  • 2009 - Present: Commissioner, Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission
  • 2009 - Present: Chair, Community Outreach Committee of Oncology Nursing Society Ann Arbor Chapter
  • 2008 - Present: Appointed Member, Michigan Cancer Consortium Colorectal Cancer Advisory Committee
  • 2008 - Present: Appointed Member, Michigan CDSMP-Personal Action toward Health (PATH) Steering Committee
  • 2007 - 2009: Appointed Member, Advisory Council for Asian Pacific American Affairs, State of Michigan
  • 2007 - Present: Appointed Member, Asian American & Pacific Islander National Advisory Council, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
  • 2004: Everett L. Marshall Faculty Award for Excellencein Scholarship, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2001, 2003: Josephine Nevins Keal Professional Development Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2000, 2002, 2003: Faculty Research and Creative Activity Fellowship, Eastern Michigan University
  • 2000: Graduate Research Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • 1999, 2000, 2002: Graduate School Research Support Fund, Eastern Michigan University
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