Kuang-Yi Wen, PhD

Kuang-Yi Wen, PhD
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Professional Development, American Medical Informatics Association 10 x 10 Medical Informatics Training Certificate
  • PhD, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • MS, Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
  • BS, Industrial Engineering, National Taipei University of Technology

Honors & Awards

  • New Investigators Workshop Fellow, American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2005
  • Vilas Award, University of Wisconsin, 2004
Research Profile

Research Program

Research Interests

  • Development and evaluation of interactive eHealth and mHealth communication systems to facilitate patient-centered care
  • Adoption and implementation of health information technologies in health care systems
  • Community-based interventions to improve breast cancer survivorship outcomes in Asian American women

Lab Overview

Our laboratory aims are to develop, evaluate and disseminate innovative eHealth and mHealth interventions to improve patient-centered care. Our current focus is on cancer patient treatment/symptom management and anti-cancer agent medication adherence through the innovative use of web-based patient portal systems and mobile text messaging. A second interest area is survivorship research among Asian Americans through the use of mixed-method approaches.


Wanzi Yang, AD

Project Manager

Room: 510 TLR RM 234

Rita Smith, BS

Research Study Assistant

Room: P4140

Lonaya Baker, BS

Research Study Assistant

Room: Room P4164

Kathy Ireton

Administrative Assistant


Selected Publications

Darlow S, Wen KY. Development testing of mobile health interventions for cancer patient self-management: A review. Health Informatics J. 2015 Apr 27. pii: 1460458215577994. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25916831. PubMed

Wen KY, Hu A, Ma GX, Fang CY, Daly MB. Information and communication needs of Chinese American breast cancer patients: perspectives on survivorship care planning. J Community Support Oncol. 2014 Dec;12(12):439-445. PubMed PMID: 25811036; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4370226. PubMed

Wen KY, Miller SM, Kilby L, Fleisher L, Belton TD, Roy G, Hernandez E. Preventing postpartum smoking relapse among inner city women: development of a theory-based and evidence-guided text messaging intervention. JMIR Res Protoc. 2014 Apr 3;3(2):e20. doi: 10.2196/resprot.3059. PubMed PMID: 24698804; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4004157. PubMed

Wen KY, Fang CY, Ma GX. Breast cancer experience and survivorship among Asian Americans: a systematic review. J Cancer Surviv. 2014 Mar;8(1):94-107. doi: 10.1007/s11764-013-0320-8. Epub 2013 Nov 9. Review. PubMed PMID: 24214498; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3945715 PubMed

Chou WY, Prestin A, Lyons C, Wen KY. Web 2.0 for health promotion: reviewing the current evidence. Am J Public Health. 2013 Jan;103(1):e9-18. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301071. Epub 2012 Nov 15. Review. PubMed PMID: 23153164; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3518341. PubMed

Wen KY, Miller SM, Lazev A, Fang Z, Hernandez E. Predictors of smoking cessation counseling adherence in a socioeconomically disadvantaged sample of pregnant women. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Aug;23(3):1222-38. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2012.0096. PubMed PMID: 24212170; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3825252. PubMed

Wen KY, McTavish F, Kreps G, Wise M, Gustafson D. From Diagnosis to Death: A Case Study of Coping With Breast Cancer as Seen Through Online Discussion Group Messages. J Comput Mediat Commun. 2011 Jan;16(2):331-361. Epub 2011 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 23055657; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3466054. PubMed

Wen KY, Kreps G, Zhu F, Miller S. Consumers' perceptions about and use of the internet for personal health records and health information exchange: analysis of the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey. J Med Internet Res. 2010 Dec 18;12(4):e73. doi: 10.2196/jmir.1668. PubMed PMID: 21169163; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3056530. PubMed

Wen KY, Gustafson DH, Hawkins RP, Brennan PF, Dinauer S, Johnson PR, Siegler T. Developing and validating a model to predict the success of an IHCS implementation: the Readiness for Implementation Model. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2010 Nov-Dec;17(6):707-13. doi: 10.1136/jamia.2010.005546. PubMed PMID: 20962135; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3000759. PubMed

Additional Publications


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