Dr. Ya-Ching (Amanda) Huang, Assistant Professor
Ya-Ching (Amanda) Huang is a researcher focused on diabetes self-management and public health issues affecting underserved populations. Research interests include the associations between physical activities, sleep, and diabetes management; the psycho-social mechanisms for these associations; and culturally-tailored programs that enhance patients' quality of life as well as the effectiveness of caregivers. She has experience working as an ICU nurse in Taiwan as well as being a member of mobile medical teams serving in developing countries. She received the Hogg Foundation Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial Award and a Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Theta Chapter Research grant to support her Ph.D. dissertation work. Dr. Huang earned a BSN and MSN from Taipei Medical University and her Ph.D. in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin.
- Associations between physical activities, sleep, and diabetes management and the psycho-social mechanisms for these associations
- Culturally-tailored programs that enhance patients' quality of life as well as the effectiveness of caregivers