Amy Y. Zhang, PhD

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

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axz16@case.edu
phone
216.368.0968

 

Research Interests

  • Quality of Life in Cancer Patients
    • Intervention to Urinary Incontinence of Prostate Cancer Survivors
    • Intervention to Erectile Dysfunction of Prostate Cancer Patients
  • Psychosocial Behavioral Studies of Patients with Cancer: Depression in Cancer Patients
  • Cancer Disparities

Research Projects

  • Principal Investigator, "Improving Erectile Function and Quality of Life After Prostate Cancer Treatment," American Cancer Society (PEP-13-235-01–PCSM), 7/2013-6/2014.
  • Principal Investigator, “Economic Impact of Interventions Targeting Cancer Survivors and/or their Families.” National Institutes of Health / National Cancer Institute (Supplement, R01CA127493-01A2), 2010-2012.
  • Co-Investigator, "Teaching Resourcefulness to Women Caregivers of Elders with Dementia.” National Institutes of Health / National Institute for Nursing Research (R21NR010368-02), 2009-2012.
  • Principal Investigator, "Improving Urinary Continence and Quality of Life in Prostate Cancer Patients," National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (1R01CA127493-01A2), 1/2009-11/2012.
  • Principal Investigator, “Assessing Depression in African American Cancer Patients,” National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute (R03 CA115191-01A2), 2006-2008.
  • Principal Investigator, "Psychosocial Intervention for Functional Impairment in Cancer Patients," American Cancer Society (Ohio Division, Inc.).
  • Principal Investigator, "A Tool to Measure Family Concordance on End-of-Life Care," American Cancer Society (Institutional Research Grant #IRG-91-022-06).
  • Co-Principal Investigator, "Family Conflicts and Decision-Making for Advanced Cancer," PI:  Laura Siminoff. National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute (RO1 CA89513-01), 2001-2005.
  • Co-Investigator, “Culturally Sensitive Electronic Nursing Interventions,” PI: Shirley Moore. National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Nursing Research (R03 NR08551), 2003-2006.

Training Projects

  • Collaborating Faculty, “Multiple Morbidities in Vulnerable Populations: Nurse Scientist Training.” Program Director: Shirley Moore. National Institutes of Health, National Institute for Nursing Research (T32 NR009761), 2006-2011.

Education Interests

  • Statistics
  • Research Methodology

Educational Background

  • BA, Journalism, Peking University, Beijing, China
  • MS, Clinical Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, PA
  • PhD, Cross-Cultural Studies in the Behavioral and Social Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, PA
  • Post-doc, AHCPR Postdoctoral Fellow, NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California-Berkeley

Recent Publications

  • Zhang, A. Y., Gary, F., & Zhu, H. (2012). What precipitated depression in African American cancer patients? Triggers and stressors. Palliative & Supportive Care, 10(4), 279-286.
  • Zhang, A. Y., Zyzanski, S. J, & Siminoff, L. A. (2011). Ethnic Differences in the Caregiver’s Attitudes and Preferences for the Treatment and Care of Advanced Lung Cancer Patients. Psycho-Oncology 21: 1250-1253.
  • Zhang, A. Y., Zyzanski, S. J, & Siminoff, L. A. (2010). Differential patient-caregiver opinions of treatment and care for advanced lung cancer patients. Social Science & Medicine, 70, 1155–1158.
  • Zhang, A. Y. (2011). Discord of biological and psychological measures in a group of depressed African American and White cancer patients. The Open Nursing Journal, 5, 60-64. doi: 10.2174/1874434601105010060. http://www.benthamscience.com/open/tonursj/openaccess2.htm
  • Zhang, A. Y., Zyzanski, S. J., Siminoff, L. A. (2011). Ethnic Differences in the Caregiver’s Attitudes and Preferences for the Treatment and Care of Advanced Lung Cancer Patients. Psycho-Oncology, in print. wileyonlinelibrary.com/DOI: 10.1002/pon.2031
  • Zhang, A. Y., Gary, F. A. (2011). Discord of Measurements in Assessing Depression among African Americans with Cancer Diagnoses. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, in print, 1-14.  DOI:10.1080/17542863.2011.623042. www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17542863.2011.623042

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