Wide-ranging research & service
Having published over 130 articles on nursing, gerontology and psychiatry, Dean Chou also has a strong record of mentoring doctoral and master’s degree students, fellow nursing faculty members and clinical colleagues.
Dean Chou pursued doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University in the United States after completing her degrees at Taiwan’s National Defense Medical Center. In addition to serving TMU in many roles, she is a Convener for Mental Health Nursing at the Examination Ministry, has directed the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses’ Association, and has served the Oncology Nursing Society of Taiwan, the Taiwan Nursing Management Association, and the National Defense Medical Center in various capacities.
This service earned Dean Chou nearly two dozen professional awards in recent years. Her research interests include mental health nursing, long-term care, geriatric nursing, instrument development, cognitive behavioral therapy and meta-analysis.
When accepting the Sigma award, Dean Chou noted: “To be inducted into ‘The International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame’ is a great honor. … [I]t will also serve as a platform to collaborate with distinguished researchers worldwide… My heartfelt appreciation goes to STTI for the wonderful opportunity, for recognizing our work and inspiring future scientists.”