Dr. Wei-ti Chen’s, RN, CNM, PhD, FAAN, research focus addresses the unique needs of the growing number of Chinese women and children with HIV/AIDS in China and in the U.S. She uses both qualitative and quantitative strategies to explore the issues facing nurses caring for, and patients with, HIV/AIDS. Her current grants are focused on a family care intervention. Dr. Chen is one of few nurse researchers who has conducted intervention research in China.
As a certified midwife with many years of experience,
Dr. Chen is well prepared to support our advanced practice nursing program. She is an experienced educator, teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses. She has mentored doctoral, master’s and international fellows in their research.
Dr. Chen received her PhD from Columbia University and completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at UCSF. She came to UCLA from Yale University where she was an Associate Professor in the Midwifery/Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Specialty. Before that, she was on the research faculty at the University of Washington School of Nursing, Department of Family and Nursing.
Dr. Chen is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and was recognized as a Distinguished Alumni by Columbia University School of Nursing.