About Fangyu Chou


(415) 338-6853


Associate Professor


NursingCollege of Health and Social Sciences


Burk Hall (BH)


Office Hours: 

Thursday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Office Hours (Additional Info): 

or by appointment (Spring 2017)



At SF State Since:



Dr. Fang-yu Chou received her  Ph.D. in Nursing from the University of California San Francisco in 2002.  She also completed a T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship with the Center for Symptom Management at UCSF (2002-2005).  Dr. Chou served as the PD/PI for the HRSA Advanced Nursing Education Traineeship from 2006 to 2012.  She also was a Fulbright exchange senior scholar.  Dr. Chou's teaching interests include topics related to adult chronic illness management, cultural issues in cancer care, nursing research and evidence-based practice, quantitative methodology and health outcome measurement. She has taught various courses in the School of Nursing, including Research and Evidence-Based Practice, e-Technology and Educational Principals, Health Systems Management, Graduate Practicum and Pathophysiology.   Dr. Chou has also mentored numerous graduate students' culminating experience projects.  She is currently serving as the faculty advisor and coordinator for the CNS and ELM programs.

Dr. Chou's scholarship interests include self-management, quality of care, and cross-cultural care in adult patients experiencing complex and stigmatized chronic conditions in the community, specifically in cancer patients.  She has an increasing scholarship interest in the application of consumer health technology in culturally diverse patients.  Dr. Chou has also served in the leadership roles for SFSU chapter of the Honor Society of Nursing and Transcultural Nursing Issues SIG for Oncology Nursing Society.