Post-doctoral Fellowship, University of Kansas
Ph.D., University of Kansas
MSN, University of Kansas
BSN, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Qiuhua Shen, Ph.D., APRN, RN is an assistant professor at the KU School of Nursing. In addition to her faculty position, Dr. Shen also serves as a member of the Project Staff in the Promoting Nursing Education in Kansas (PNEK) project, the Future of Nursing state implementation program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and led by Schoolof Nursing associate dean Cynthia Teel.
Dr. Shen's program of research focuses on pathophysiological mechanisms and health outcomes of various populations, including cardio-pulmonary and acute/chronic disease patient populations. Her particular research interest is related to understanding the underlying mechanisms of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and diastolic heart failure and investigating potential intervention strategies to improve patients' bio-behavioral outcomes.
She is currently examining the roles of cellular energetic impairment in development of diastolic dysfunction and diastolic heart failure with a multidisciplinary research team. The aim of this research is to explore potential interventions from the perspective of cellular energetics to prevent and treat diastolic heart failure.
Prior to joining the faculty, Dr. Shen completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Kansas investigating the effects of coenzyme Q10 in reducing cellular injury and microcirculation inflammation associated with oxidative stress following hemorrhagic shock and fluid resuscitation. She won the First Place Award for postdoc poster presentation at the Resident, Postdoc, and Fellow Research Day at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She received her Ph.D. in nursing from KU. Her dissertation focused on examining the relationship between major depression and insulin resistance among non-diabetic young adults using the national database of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). She received the Graduate Student Research Scholar award at the Midwest Nursing Research Society 34th Annual Conference.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:
Brandmeyer, E. A., Shen, Q., Thimmesch, A. R., & Pierce, J. D. (2014). Using coenzyme Q10 in clinical practice. Nursing2014, 44(3), 63-66. PMID: 24531587
Shen, Q., & Bergquist‐Beringer, S. (2013). Relationship between major depression and insulin resistance: Does it vary by gender or race/ethnicity among young adults aged 20-39 years? Journal of diabetes, 5(4), 471-481. PMID: 23489875
Thimmesch, A., Shen, Q., Clancy, R., & Pierce, J. (2013). Effects of three controlled mechanical ventilation modes on rat lung hydrogen peroxide and apoptosis during hemorrhagic shock. Open Journal of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, 3, 27-35.
Shen, Q., Hiebert, J., Pierce, T., Clancy, R., & Pierce, J. (2012). Reduction of myocyte hydrogen peroxide and mitochondrial damage in rats following hemorrhagic shock and fluid resuscitation with ubiquinol (Abstract). Critical Care Medicine, 40 (12, Suppl.), 550.
Bennetts, P., Shen, Q., Thimmesch, A., Clancy, R., & Pierce, J. (2012). Effects of ubiquinol on reactive oxygen species and cellular injury in rats following hemorrhagic shock and fluid resuscitation (Abstract). Critical Care Medicine, 40 (12, Suppl.), 538.
Shen, Q., Knowles, E., Hiebert, J.B., & Pierce, J. (2012). Mitochondrial health - essential information for nurses. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 2 (2), 162-170.
Hiebert, J.B., Shen, Q., & Pierce, J. (2012). Application of coenzyme Q10 in clinical practice. The Internet Journal of Internal Medicine, 9 (2). doi: 10.5580/2b24.
Shen, Q., Bergquist-Beringer, S., & Sousa, V.D. (2011) Major depressive disorder and insulin resistance in nondiabetic young adults in the United States: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002. Biological Research for Nursing, 13 (2), 175-181. PMID: 21044969
Qiuhua Shen, Ph.D., APRN, RN