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S. Pamela Shiao, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor of Doctoral Programs, School of Nursing
Phone: (626) 815-6311
Pamela Shiao is an established investigator with research track records in the nursing field. She successfully acquired and helped secure more than $14 millions in extramural research funding from NIH R series of R55, R01, and R25 awards for studies of the life spans of vulnerable populations from critical care to long-term care settings. Shiao is an expert in nursing innovations and disseminations, healthcare informatics and technology, and human genome studies. She has served on NIH scientific review panels, and expert panels for Genetics for Healthcare and Nursing, Magnet Advancement-Nursing Workforce, and Informatics and Technology. She also holds Fellowship status in the prestigious American Academy of Nursing.

Shiao is nationally and internationally recognized for her research programs, well published in meta-analysis and original research studies. She had extended international collaborations on human epigenetics studies. Her work is the subject of more than 112 articles, books, book chapters and abstracts. In addition, she has held senior leadership positions including founding associate dean and endowed professor at previous academic institutions. She has been involved in helping health care agencies achieve Magnet status. Shiao has also sponsored doctoral students on the National Research Service Awards for predoctoral research, and mentored many students and clinicians who went on to receive nationally-recognized, award-winning clinical translational studies.


  • PhD in Nursing Research, Case Western Reserve University; Summer Statistics Institute on LISREL, University of Michigan
  • MSN in Pediatric Nursing with Genetics Focus, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • BSN, National Taiwan University; one-year Internship in Critical Care Nursing at Veterans General Hospital at Taipei


School of Nursing

  • Doctoral Programs


  • Epigenetics Research
  • Genetics
  • Genome Health Research
  • Nursing Innovations
  • Research Methods

Courses Taught

  • GNRS 709 – Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • GNRS 795 – Special Topics