faculty profile

Han Su   PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

Bio

Dr. Su is an Assistant Professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and an investigator with the Vanderbilt's Center for Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship. Her research aims to improve ICU survivors' functional outcomes as well as recovery after critical illness, with a special focus on return to work. Her current research is exploring how individual, interpersonal relationship, community, and societal factors interact to promote or prohibit returning to work for ICU survivors, emphasizing social determinants of health.

Education

  • Postdoctoral fellowship, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • PhD, The University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • MSN, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan      
  • BSN, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan  

Certifications

  • Registered nurse (TN and NY)

Current Research/Scholarly Interests

  • ICU survivorship
  • Post intensive care syndrome
  • Social determinates of health
  • Health disparity

Academic Interests

  • Health Services Research
  • Patient report outcome

Grants

2020-2022: Han Su (Trainee) Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training (ARRT) Program - Employment. NIDILRR

2019- 2020: Han Su (PI). Employment Outcome Following Critically illness. Hester McLaws Dissertation Grant. School of Nursing. University of Washington 

2018-2019: Han Su (PI). Aging, Workload, and Employment Outcome Following Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. De Tornyay Center Healthy Aging research grant. School of Nursing. University of Washington

Representative Publications

Journals

Dreesmann N.J., Su, H., Thompson, H.J. A Systematic Review of Virtual Reality Therapeutics for Acute Pain Management. Pain Management Nursing. In press

Su, H., Thompson, H.J., Kenneth, P., Kamdar, B.B., Bridges E., Hosey, M.M., Hough C.L., Needham, D.M. & Hopkins, R.O. Interrelationships Among Workload, Illness Severity, and Function on Return to Work following ARDS. Australian Critical Care. In press.

Wong, J.S., Ezeife, N., Kudla1, A., Crown, D., Trierweiler,R., Capraro,P.,Tomazin, S.,
Su, H., Pham, T., & Heinemann, A.W. Employment Consequences of COVID-19 for People with Disabilities and Employers. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. In press.

Su H., Hopkins R.O., Kamdar B.B., May S., Dinglas V.D., Johnson K.L., Hosey M.M., Hough C.L., Needham D.M., Thompson H.J. Association of imbalance between job workload and functional ability with return to work in ARDS survivors. Thorax 2021. In press.

Su H., Thompson H.J., May S., Dinglas V.D., Hough C.L., Hosey M.M., Hopkins R.O., Kamdar B.B., Needham D.M. (2021). Association of Job Characteristics and Functional Impairments on Return to Work after Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. CHEST, 106(2), 509-518.

Su, H., Dreesmann N.J., Hough C.L., Bridges E & Thompson HJ. (2020). Factors Associated with Employment Outcome after Critical Illness: Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Meta-Regression. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 77(2), 653-663.

Su, H., Li, Y-T., Heitkemper M.M., & Zia J. (2019). Do Low FODMAPS Diet Reduce IBS Symptoms and Change Gut Microbiome Composition. Gastroenterology Nursing, 42(2), 150-158.

Representative Presentations

Su, H., Wen, H., Chen, Y.Y., Heinemann, A.W., Deutsch A. (2022). The associations between functioning recovery, employment, and neighborhood disadvantage in people with spinal cord injury. The 2022 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference. [Podium as NIDILRR ARRT Fellows].

Su, H., Thompson, H.J., Kenneth, P., Kamdar, B., Hosey, M.M., Needham, D.M. & Hopkins, O.M. (2021). Interrelationships Among Workload, Illness Severity, and Functional Ability on Return to Work following ARDS. The 2021 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference. [Podium as NIDILRR ARRT Fellows].

Ezeife, N., Wong, J., Kudla, A., Crown, D., Trierweiller, R., Caprapro, P., Tomazin, S., Su, H., Pham, H. & Heinneman, A.W. (2021). The Impact of COVID-19 on Employment of People with disabilities and Employers. The 2021 American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Conference. [Poster].

Su, H., Thompson, H.J., May, S., Dinglas, V., Hough, C., Hosey, L.M., Hopkins, O.M., Kamdar, B. & Needham, D.M. (2021). Association of job demand and impairments on work status after acute respiratory distress syndrome. Society for Critical Care Medicine 50th Critical Care Congress, Critical Care Medicine, 49. [Poster].

Su, H., Dreesmann N.J., Hough C.L., Bridges E & Thompson HJ. (2021). Return to Work after Critical Illness: Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Meta-regression. Society for Critical Care Medicine 50th Critical Care Congress, Critical Care Medicine, 49. [Poster].

Su, H. & Thompson HJ. (2019). Employment Outcomes Measurement after Critical Illness: A Systematic Review. The 52nd Annual Communicating Nursing Research of the Western Institute of Nursing Conference; San Diego, April 11, 2019. [Podium].

Professional Organizations

  • The Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • The Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Association of critical-care nurses

Honors/Awards

  • PhD Dissertation Award in Nursing Science, School of Nursing, University of Washington, 2021