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Chinyu Wu

Position: Assistant Professor Department: Occupational Therapy

Contact Info

Office: FL Atkins, Room 444 Phone: 336-750-8962 Fax: 336-750-3173


Dr. Wu joined the faculty of Occupational Therapy in 2013. Dr. Wu earned her PhD and MA degrees in Occupational Therapy from New York University. Dr. Wu's specialty area is mental health, and her research interest includes disparities in mental health and program development for community mental health settings. At WSSU, Dr. Wu teaches courses related to occupational therapy practice in mental health, research methods and evidence-based practice.

Dr. Wu was originally from Taiwan. Before coming to WSSU, Dr. Wu had taught at other universities. She was the Delegate to World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) for Taiwan, and served for 6 years as the Chief Editor of WFOT Bulletin, the official publication, peer-reviewed journal of WFOT. Dr. Wu served as reviewers for a couple of journals, including American Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Educational Background

  • PhD in Occupational Therapy, 1999, New York University, New York, NY
  • MA in Occupational Therapy, 1995, New York University, New York, NY
  • BS in Occupational Therapy, 1991, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Research and Project Interests

  • Needs assessment and program development for a certified community behavior health clinic (CCBHC)
  • Occupational therapy at subsidized housing for emergency department (ED) frequent flyers
  • Instrument development and validation on activity participation for community-dwelling individuals with schizophrenia
  • Mental health screening at mobile clinic for underserved populations