Xiaomei Cong, PhD, RN, FAAN

Professor of Nursing



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. 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.