Hsin-Mei Chen

Hsin-Mei Chen, PhD, MBA

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Academic Institute
Houston Methodist


Dr. Hsin-Mei Chen received her Ph.D. in molecular and cell biology from University of Texas at Dallas in 2008. After her doctoral study, she served as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in UT-Health and finished her training in 2012. Currently, Dr. Chen is a Research Specialist in Center for Professional Excellence, Houston Methodist Hospital. She trains nursing scholars to perform research and manage research projects and grants. In addition to scientific training, Dr. Chen holds a Bachelor of Education from National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan an MBA from University of Houston, Houston, Texas.

Description of Research

Dr. Chen would like to bridge the gap of scientific research and clinical practices and eventually improve patient outcomes. She has been involved in several nursing research projects, such as Texas Medical Center fall prevention study. 


Hamlin, SK, Fontenot, NM, Hooker, SJ & Chen, HM 2023, , American Journal of Critical Care, vol. 32, no. 5, pp. 329-337. https://doi.org/10.4037/ajcc2023113

Robotic Tutors for Nurse Training: Opportunities for HRI Researchers
Quintero-Pena, C, Qian, P, Fontenot, NM, Chen, HM, Hamlin, SK, Kavraki, LE & Unhelkar, V 2023, . in 2023 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2023. IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Communication, RO-MAN, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. pp. 220-225, 32nd IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, RO-MAN 2023, Busan, Korea, Republic of, 8/28/23. https://doi.org/10.1109/RO-MAN57019.2023.10309573

Specific Plasticity Loci and Their Synergism Mediate Operant Conditioning
Momohara, Y, Neveu, CL, Chen, H-M, Baxter, DA & Byrne, JH 2022, , Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 42, no. 7, pp. 1211-1223. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1722-21.2021

Physical assessment competencies for nurses: A quality improvement initiative
Fontenot, NM, Hamlin, SK, Hooker, SJ, Vazquez, T & Chen, H-M 2022, , Nursing forum, vol. 57, no. 4, pp. 710-716. https://doi.org/10.1111/nuf.12725

Microvascular Fluid Resuscitation in Circulatory Shock
Hamlin, SK, Strauss, PZ, Chen, HM & Christy, LD 2017, , Nursing Clinics of North America, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 291-300. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cnur.2017.01.006

A chemical compound commonly used to inhibit PKR, {8-(imidazol-4- ylmethylene)-6H-azolidino[5,4-g] benzothiazol-7-one}, protects neurons by inhibiting cyclin-dependent kinase
Chen, HM, Wang, L & DMello, SR 2008, , European Journal of Neuroscience, vol. 28, no. 10, pp. 2003-2016. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1460-9568.2008.06491.x

Histone deacetylase-related protein inhibits AES-mediated neuronal cell death by direct interaction
Zhang, X, Chen, HM, Jaramillo, E, Wang, L & dMello, SR 2008, , Journal of Neuroscience Research, vol. 86, no. 11, pp. 2423-2431. https://doi.org/10.1002/jnr.21680

Inhibition of ATF-3 expression by B-Raf mediates the neuroprotective action of GW5074
Chen, HM, Wang, L & DMello, SR 2008, , Journal of Neurochemistry, vol. 105, no. 4, pp. 1300-1312. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-4159.2008.05226.x

Inhibition of neuronal apoptosis by the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor GW8510: Identification of 3' substituted indolones as a scaffold for the development of neuroprotective drugs
Johnson, K, Liu, L, Majdzadeh, N, Chavez, C, Chin, PC, Morrison, B, Wang, L, Park, J, Chugh, P, Chen, HM & DMello, SR 2005, , Journal of Neurochemistry, vol. 93, no. 3, pp. 538-548. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-4159.2004.03004.x