Xiaomei Cong, PhD, RN, FAAN

Xiomei Cong

Professor of Nursing

Associate Dean of Research



Dr. Cong received her PhD from Case Western Reserve University, MSN from Chiang Mai University, and BS from Peking University. She is a nursing researcher with longstanding clinical and research interests in symptoms science, e.g., the bio-behavioral mechanisms of pain and stress and self-management with health outcomes. In 2022, she became Associate Dean of Research at the Yale School of Nursing. She is one of the first nurse scientists investigating pain/stress and neurodevelopment in infants using multi-omic approaches. Her research addresses some of the most complex issues surrounding early life experience in high-risk infants and implementation of pain management strategies in vulnerable populations. She has over 20 years of research experience and have led many projects funded by the NIH-NINR. The impact of her research is far-reaching in biobehavioral science, symptom management, healthcare policies, and practice.