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Nursing Research

College of Nursing

Yan Cao, MPH, PhD
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Dr. Yan  Cao 

Research and Evaluation Services Coordinator
Center for Nursing Research
423-439-4067 /
Roy S Nicks Hall RM 1-111




Dr. Cao earned a PhD degree in Geodetection and Information Technology from the China University of Mining and Technology in Beijing, China and received a Master of Public Health degree in Biostatistics from East Tennessee State University. She is proficient at SPSS and SAS statistical software, having earned “SAS base programmer” & “SAS advanced programmer” certificates.


Dr. Cao is responsible for evaluation services and statistical support for the College of Nursing. Evaluation services include online survey development, in-class survey management, and evaluation data analysis, as well as serving on the College’s Evaluation Committee. She also provides statistical support for faculty research and student capstone projects.
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