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Mei R. Fu,

Associate Professor
433 First Ave Room 426
New York, NY 10010
Areas of Specialization 

The scientific focus of Dr. Mei R. Fu has been on cancer-related symptoms, symptom clusters, lymphedema, quality of life, psychosocial adjustment, instrument development, trans-cultural, and international collaborative research. Her research incorporates qualitative and quantitative methods, genomic and biomarker approaches and cutting edge measurement technology as well as innovative behavioral interventions. Her research has been supported by National Institute of Health (NIH), the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS), the Hartford Institute of Geriatric Nursing, the Avon Foundation, the Vital Fund. She has published over 60 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and had over 100 international and national presentations.

PhD, 2003, University of Missouri-Columbia
MS, 2000, University of Missouri-Columbia
BS, 1997, University of Missouri-Columbia
MA, 1991, Shandong University
BA, 1985, Guizhou Teachers' University
Professional Overview 
Dr. Fu is a Fellow of American Academy of Nursing, a Fellow of Geriatrics at the Hartford Institute of Geriatrics, and a Fellow of New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Fu serves as the Medical Advisory Committee Member of the National Lymphedema Network, where she has co-chaired the research committee. Since 2010, she has been on the Board of Directors for the Lymphology of North American Association. She serves as the Steering Committee Member for the American Lymphedema Framework Project, a national partnership with the International Lymphedema Framework, where she has co-chaired the research and dissemination committee. She is the appointed Editorial and Research Director for Stepup-speakout Organization, a patient advocacy organization to promote lymphedema research, education, and practice.
Honors and Awards 
2013 Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine.
2012 Commendation by City of New York Office of the Comptroller to Dr. Mei R. Fu, President of Chinese American Nurses Association, for her distinguished leadership, dedicated service, commitment to excellence and tremendous contribution to the City of New York by Mr. John C. Liu, Comptroller.
2012 Excellent Service Award for distinguishing leadership and outstanding organization to provide excellence health care service at The 9th Flushing Community Healthy Day. American Cancer Society, Asian Unit.
2012 Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN)
2012 Service Appreciation in recognition of Outstanding Support & Contribution to Lymphedema Management Special Interest Group and the Oncology Nursing Society.
2011 Best Article Award for the Special Interest Group Newsletter by Oncology Nursing Society
2011 Excellent Service Award: CHOOSE YOU--LIVE WELL TODAY. STAY WELLTOMORROW (TM) for valuable contributions to American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society, May 14, 2011.
2010, Best Article Award for the Special Interest Group Newsletter by Oncology Nursing Society: Fu, M. R. & Patricia Meringer
2010, Service Appreciation Award, American Cancer Society
RN, Missouri
RN, New Jersey
RN, New York
APNurse: Medical-Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist, New Jersey
Professional Membership 
American Nurses Association
Chinese American Nurses Association
Council for the Advancement for Nursing Science (CANS)
Eastern Nursing Research Society
International Society of Lymphology
Midwest Nursing Research Society
National League of Nursing
National Lymphedema Network
New Jersey Nurses Association
Oncology Nursing Society
Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing
Fu, M.R., Ryan, J.C., Cleland, C.M. (2012). Lymphedema knowledge and practice patterns among oncology nurse navigators. Journal of Oncology Navigation & Survivorship, 3, 9-15.
Ryan, J.C., Cleland, C.M., Fu, M.R. (2012). Predictors of practice patterns for lymphedema care among oncology advanced practice nurses. Journal of the Advanced Prac¬titioner in Oncology, 3, 307-318.
Ridner, S.H., Fu, M.R., Wanchai, A. Stewart, B.R., Armer, J.M., & Cormier, J.N. (2012). Self-Management of Lymphedema: A Systematic Review of Literature from 2004 to 2011. Nursing Research, 61, 291-299. 10.1097/NNR.obo12e21824f82b2.
Ridner, S.H., Deng, J., Fu, M.R., Radina, E., Thiadens, S.R.J., Weiss, J., Dietrich, M.S., Cormier, J.N., Tuppo, C.M., Armer, J.M. Wanchai, A. (2012). Symptom Burden and infection occurrence among individuals with extremity lymphedema. Lymphology, 45, 113-123.
Fu, M., Armer, J., Thiadens, S., Hurless, V., Feldman, J., Ridner S., Weiss, J., Meringer, P., Tuppo, C., Meringer, J., & Cormier, J. (2011). Clinicians’ training and interests in lymphedema research. Journal of Lymphoedema, 6, 24-29.
Fu, M.R. (2010). Cancer survivors’ views of lymphoedema management. Journal of Lymphoedema, 5, 39-48.
Fu, M.R. (2010). Preventing skin breakdown in lymphoedema. Wounds International, 1, 17-19.
Ryu, E., Kim, K., Cho, M.S., Kwon, I.G., Kim, H.S., & Fu, M.R. (2010). Symptom clusters and quality of life in Korean patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer Nursing, 33, 3-10. 10.1097/NCC.0b013e3181b4367e.
Fu, M.R., Chen, C.M., Haber, J., Guth, A.A., & Axelrod, D. (2010). The effect of providing information about lymphedema on the cognitive and symptom outcomes of breast cancer survivors. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 17, 1847-1853. 10.1245/s10434-010-0941-3.
Fu, M.R., & Rosedale, M. (2009). Breast cancer survivors' experiences of lymphedema-related symptoms. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 38, 849-859. 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2009.04.030, PMCID: PMC2795115.