About Fang-yu Chou


(415) 338-6853


Instructional Faculty


NursingCollege of Health and Social Sciences


Burk Hall (BH)


Office Hours: 

Monday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Office Hours (Additional Info): 

or by appointment via Zoom



At SF State Since:





Dr. Fang-yu Chou has been in nursing education since 1997 and 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).  In addition, Dr. Chou served as the PD/PI for the HRSA Advanced Nursing Education Traineeship from 2006 to 2012 and was a Fulbright Senior Scholar. Dr. Chou's teaching interests include 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 Nursing Education Principles, Health Systems Management, Graduate Practicum, and Pathophysiology.   Dr. Chou has also mentored numerous graduate students' culminating experience projects and clinical practicums.  She is currently serving as Assistant Director for Graduate Programs of the School of Nursing. 

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 cancer patients.  She has a scholarly interest in applying consumer health technology to culturally diverse patients.  Dr. Chou has been active in campus services and served in leadership roles for professional organizations, including the Sigma Theta Tau International chapters Oncology Nursing Society, and served as the reviewer for various professional journals and grants. She is also the faculty fellow of the Center for Equity and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CEETL) of S.F. State. Dr. Chou was also recently elected in 2021 to serve in the Governance Committee of Sigma Theta Tau International.

Personal interests include art, music, science fiction, futuristic things, and being a happy working mother of two wonderful children.

C.V. available upon request