Professor of Nursing
Evan C Thompson Term Chair for Excellence in Teaching
Faculty Director, Laboratory of Innovative & Translational Nursing Research
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics

While the number of cancer survivors is continuously growing in the United States, the survivors suffer from a wide range of long-term and late effects that have a negative impact on their quality of life.

Hearing their stories has inspired Jie Deng to study secondary lymphedema (the swelling of soft tissue caused by a compromised lymphatic system), as well as other cancer survivorship issues.

“I am passionate about conducting innovative research on solving issues and challenges faced by individuals with cancer.”


  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 2010
  • MSN, Peking University, 2004
  • BSN, Peking University (Formerly Beijing Medical University), 1993