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Jiale (Gary) Hu, PhD, RN, FAAN

Assistant Professor

Director of Research and Global Outreach

Email: jhu4@vcu.edu

Faculty Bio

Jiale (Gary) Hu is an Assistant Professor and Director of Research and Global Outreach in the Department of Nurse Anesthesia Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He used to work as an anesthesia nurse and executive director of nursing research at Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital in China. Dr. Hu’s overall research interests lie in knowledge translation in health care settings, particularly in anesthesia and pain management settings. He obtained one patent, published over 130 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and provided more than 100 presentations at international, national, or local conferences. He has also been invited by different institutions to supervise or mentor undergraduate and graduate students (i.e., BScN, MScN, PhD, DNP, DNAP) for their research projects. 


Jiale (Gary) Hu’s Google Scholar profile

His current research program includes three streams.

Pain assessment in patients who cannot give self-report

Leading changes in complex systems (e.g., Crisis resource management, Pain management, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in healthcare workforce, etc.)

International collaboration in nurse anesthesia education and evidence dissemination.


  • Evidence-based Decision-making in Nurse Anesthesia
  • Research Methods and Statistical Measures in Nurse Anesthesia Practice
  • Health Services Delivery Systems for the Nurse Anesthetists
  • Advanced Chemistry and Physics Concepts for Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nurse Anesthesia Doctoral Project
  • Biostatistical Methods for Health-Related Sciences

Current Professional Services


Editorial Board Member
  • Six peer-reviewed journals, for example, Frontiers in Health Services, Nursing Plus, Frontiers of Nursing
Peer reviewer for publications
  • More than 40 peer-reviewed journals, for example, Nature Scientific Reports, European Journal of Pain, Journal of Pain Research, Journal of Medical Internet Research, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal, Journal of Healthcare Leadership, The Lancet Regional Health - Western Pacific
Peer reviewer for conference presentations and research grants/awards
Council of International Neonatal Nurses Conference
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses Mary Hanna Journalism Award
Award Committee Chair & Counsellor, STTI Gamma Omega at-large Chapter
Committee member, STTI International Nurse Leader Review Committee
Scientific Writer, Joanna Briggs Institute & Cochrane Nursing Care Field, Joanna Briggs Institute & Cochrane Nursing Care Field


  • Research Investigator, VCU Health System
  • Committee member, Protocol Review and Oversight Committee (Nursing & Allied Health), VCU Health System
  • Committee member, Academic Programs and Research Committee, VCU


  • Faculty Senate Representative, VCU College of Health Professionals
  • Committee Member, VCU College of Health Professions Research Committee