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Jiale (Gary) Hu, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Director of Research and Global Outreach

Email: jhu4@vcu.edu

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 earned a Bachelor of Science and Master of Clinical Medicine from the School of Nursing Shanghai Jiaotong University in China and a Doctoral Degree of Philosophy from the School of Nursing University of Ottawa in Canada. He used to work as an anesthesia nurse and executive director of nursing research at Shanghai Ninth People’s Hospital in China.


Jiale (Gary) 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 nearly 120 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, DNAP) for their research projects. Jiale (Gary) Hu’s research profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jiale_Hu2

He used to focus on international collaboration in nurse anesthesia education and evidence dissemination. His major contributions include:

  • Developing the first nurse anesthesia education program approved by the International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists in China
  • Creating knowledge tools to support evidence-based practice and shared decision making
  • Using evidence dissemination deliverables (e.g., social media) to promote the integration of evidence into clinical practice

His current research program includes two streams.


  • 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

Current Professional Services


  • Editorial Board Member for peer-reviewed journals
    • Nursing of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine
    • Frontiers in Health Services
    • Traditional Medicine Research Integrative Nursing
    • Frontiers of Nursing
  • Peer reviewer for publications
    • More than 30 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


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


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