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Mei R Fu


Associate Professor

1 212 998 5314

433 First Avenue
Room 426
New York, NY 10010
United States

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Professional overview


Dr. Mei R. Fu (PhD, RN, FAAN) is an internationally and nationally well-known nurse scientist and outstanding researcher and educator. She is a Tenured Associate Professor of Nursing at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, New York University. Dr. Fu is also a Fellow of American Academy of Nursing, the highest professional honor recognizing outstanding contributions, achievements, and leadership in the nursing field; a Fellow of Geriatrics at the Hartford Institute of Geriatrics, the highest honor for Dr. Fu’s expert knowledge contributed to the field of geriatrics; and a Fellow of New York Academy of Medicine, recognition of the highest levels of achievement and leadership in the fields of urban health, science, social work, nursing, education, law, medicine and research. Dr. Fu’s scientific focus has been on cancer-related symptoms and management of chronic illnesses. Her research incorporates qualitative and quantitative methods, genomic and biomarker approaches, cutting edge measurement technology, innovative behavioral interventions and mHealth. The significance of her research has been recognized with highly competitive funding from National Institute of Health (NIH), the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing, the Avon Foundation, the Vital Fund, Judges and Lawyers for Breast Cancer Alert, Pfizer Independent Learning and Change grant. She has over 100 high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and professional publications. She has over 200 invited or peer-reviewed keynote and podium presentations at international, national, regional, and local conferences. Her creative research has been recognized with prestigious research awards from Oncology Nursing Society and International Lymphology Association, in addition she was awarded the best article award by Oncology Nursing Society, outstanding journal article by Journal of Nursing Diagnosis, and Eminent Scientist of the Year 2003 by International Research Promotion Council. Dr. Fu is the recipient of 2015 Chinese American Nurses Association Outstanding Professional Achievement Award to honor her accomplishments in nursing profession, education, and research. This award is given to a Chinese American Nurse who has demonstrated outstanding contribution and leadership in nursing profession, education, and research.


PhD, 2003, University of Missouri-Columbia
MS, 2002, University of Missouri-Columbia
BSN, 1997, University of Missouri-Columbia


Non-communicable disease
Women's health

Professional membership

American Academy of Nursing
Oncology Nursing Society
New York Academy of Medicine
Chinese American Nurses Association
International Society of Lymphology
Lymphology Association of North American
National Lymphedema Network
International Lymphedema Framework: American Lymphedema Framework Project
American Nurses Association
Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
Eastern Nursing Research Society



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