Hsiao-Lan Wang

Hsiao-Lan Wang, PhD, RN, CMSRN, ACSM EP-C

Associate Professor, College of Nursing


  • PhD, Nursing, Indiana University, 2009

Research Interests

  • My research goal is to improve cancer symptom management by developing and testing self-management interventions that can be translated to clinical practice. I am a Registered Nurse and certified Exercise Physiologist (American College of Sports Medicine).
  • I laid extensive groundwork for a home-based personalized behavioral Physical Activity intervention with fitness graded Motion Exergames (PAfitME): (1) I identified the need of personalized physical activity interventions to manage cancer-related fatigue; (2) I developed Exergame Grading Scheme that is used to personalize exergame prescription (funded by Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society); and (3) I completed a successful feasibility study of the PAfitME protocol in head & neck cancer patients (funded by Oncology Nursing Society and University of South Florida). I am currently engaged in preliminary migration of PAfitME to an entirely telehealth platform with NSF funding (NSF-14-547-Innovation Corps Sites Program).

Recent Publications

  • Wang HL, Ji M, Visovsky C, Rodriguez CS, Elliott AF, Gwede CK, Padhya TA, Ridley MB, McMillan SC. Clinically Relevant Four-Level Cancer-Related Fatigue Among Patients With Various Types of Cancer. Journal of the advanced practitioner in oncology. 7(1) : 23-37http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27713842
  • Wang HL, Kroenke K, Wu J, Tu W, Theobald D, Rawl SM. Predictors of cancer-related pain improvement over time. Psychosomatic medicine. 74(6) : 642-7http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22753637
  • Wang HL, Christy SM, Skinner CS, Champion VL, Springston JK, Perkins SM, Tong Y, Krier C, Gebregziabher N, Rawl SM. Predictors of stage of adoption for colorectal cancer screening among African American primary care patients. Cancer nursing. 37(4) : 241-51http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24145250
  • Lengacher CA, Reich RR, Ramesar S, Alinat CB, Moscoso M, Cousin L, Marino VR, Elias MN, Paterson CL, Pleasant ML, Rodriguez CS, Wang HL, Kip KE, Meng H, Park JY. Feasibility of the mobile mindfulness-based stress reduction for breast cancer (mMBSR(BC)) program for symptom improvement among breast cancer survivors. Psycho-oncology. , 2017. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28665541
  • Wang HL, Visovsky C, Ji M, Groer M. Stress-related biobehavioral responses, symptoms, and physical activity among female veterans in the community: An exploratory study. Nurse education today. 47: 2-9, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27372810
  • Hart K, Tofthagen C, Wang HL. Development and Evaluation of a Lung Cancer Screening Decision Aid. Clinical journal of oncology nursing. 20(5) : 557-9, 2016. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27668377
  • McMillan SC, Rodriguez C, Wang HL, Elliott A. Issues Faced by Family Caregivers of Hospice Patients with Head and Neck Cancers. ORL-head and neck nursing : official journal of the Society of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses. 33(2) : 8, 10-3, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26263580
  • Wang HL, Keck JF, Weaver MT, Mikesky A, Bunnell K, Buelow JM, Rawl SM. Shoulder pain, functional status, and health-related quality of life after head and neck cancer surgery. Rehabilitation research and practice. 2013: 601768, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24455274
  • Rawl SM, Skinner CS, Perkins SM, Springston J, Wang HL, Russell KM, Tong Y, Gebregziabher N, Krier C, Smith-Howell E, Brady-Watts T, Myers LJ, Ballard D, Rhyant B, Willis DR, Imperiale TF, Champion VL. Computer-delivered tailored intervention improves colon cancer screening knowledge and health beliefs of African-Americans. Health education research. 27(5) : 868-85, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22926008
  • Wang HL, Kroenke K, Wu J, Tu W, Theobald D, Rawl SM. Cancer-related pain and disability: a longitudinal study. Journal of pain and symptom management. 42(6) : 813-21, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21570808
  • Wang HL, Keck JF. Foot and hand massage as an intervention for postoperative pain. Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. 5(2) : 59-65, 2004. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15297952


  • I-CORPS: USE OF EHEALTH TO PERSONALIZE EXERGAME PRESCRIPTIONS (Order Total: 50000, 4/1/2018 12:00:00 AM - 9/30/2018 12:00:00 AM)
  • EXERGAME GRADING SCHEME: VALIDITY AND RELIABILTY AMONG CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 2900, 5/27/2014 12:00:00 AM - 5/26/2015 12:00:00 AM)
  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTERVENTION AMONG HEAD AND NECK CANCER SURVIVORS (Order Total: 6654, 9/16/2012 12:00:00 AM - 9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM)