John Wong, PhD
- Associate Professor
- Occupational Therapy
John Wong, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and the Department of Occupational Therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at MGH Institute of Health Professions. He obtained his BA (Biology) from New College of the University of South Florida, Sarasota, FL and is PhD (Biochemistry & Cell Biology) from Rice University, Houston, TX. Before coming to the Institute, he carried out postdoctoral research at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Emory University.
Dr. Wong currently teaches nursing and occupational therapy students in research-related courses. He employs teaching strategies in active learning in a learner-centered approach. In 2019 and 2020, he took nursing and occupational therapy students to China for global health immersion after helping to establish an academic exchange program between IHP and a private hospital in China.
Dr. Wong has over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals and was a co-author of numerous peer-reviewed or invited presentations. He provides support in quantitative research methods to students and faculty in our Direct Entry Masters of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Entry Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy, and Post Professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy programs and has served on a dissertation committee in our Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology program.
Regarding his service at the Institute level, Dr. Wong currently is the Chair-Elect of the Faculty Senate and has previously served on the Senate Nominating Committee. At the school level, he is currently the Chair of the School of Nursing Nominating Committee and serves on the School of Nursing Awards & Recognition Committee; he has previously served on the Evaluation Committee, Peer Review Committee, and several taskforces.
Dr. Wong’s research focuses on cell signaling, inflammation, stress, and health outcomes. He studies the role of stress-induced biochemical signaling pathways in the development of inflammatory diseases and inflammation-mediated disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Wong also examines genetic, biological, and social factors associated with recovery from cytotoxic chemotherapy, stroke, and disorders of consciousness.
Golden, K., Giacino, J. T., Erler, K., Wong, J., & Bodien, Y. G. (2022, November 9). Revisiting criteria for emergence from the minimally conscious state [Poster presentation]. American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.
Sabo, K., & Wong, J. (2022, June 2). Students Tele-All: Self-efficacy and self-reflection as measures of student success in telepractice training [Paper presentation]. IHP School of Nursing Annual Celebration of Faculty Scholarship, Boston, MA, United States.
Okada, J., Wong, J., Wilson, E., Fiechtner, L., & Simione, M. (2022, April 22). Examining the financial impacts and community resources utilization of children with feeding difficulties [Poster presentation]. International Pediatric Feeding Disorders Conference, virtual. https://iapfs.org/virtual-conference/
Phan, V., Evenson, M. E., & Wong, J. (2022, April 1). Occupational therapy Level II Fieldwork students’ utilization of evidence-based practice to promote client-centered care [Poster presentation]. 2022 American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Austin, TX, United States.
Do, A., Ianni, C., Phan, V., Zeman, E., & Wong, J. (2022, April 1). The cultural value of interdependence in China: Implications for OT in the United States [Poster presentation]. 2022 American Occupational Therapy Association Conference, Austin, TX, United States.
Okada, J., Wilson, E., Wong, J., Luo, M., Fiechtner, L., & Simione, M. (2022). Financial impacts and community resources utilization of children with feeding difficulties. BMC Pediatrics, 22, Article 508. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-022-03566-x
Morris, B., & Wong, J. (2022). A scoping review of treatments for the vegetative and minimally conscious states. Brain Network and Modulation, 1(2), 57-79. https://doi.org/10.4103/2773-2398.348252
Mack, A., Esher, A., & Wong, J. (2022). Barriers, challenges, and supports to the implementation of standardized patients and simulated environments by occupational therapy education programs. Journal of Occupational Therapy Education, 6(2), Article 13. https://doi.org/10.26681/jote.2022.060213
Tiwari, S., Qi, L., Wong, J., & Han, Z. (2022). Association of peripheral manifestation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor with depression: A meta-analysis. Brain and Behavior. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.2581
Worek, A., Sabo, K., Eddy, E., Plummer, L., Baldwin, J., Reidy, P. A., Hildebrand, M. W., Riotte, M., & Wong, J. (2022). Students Tele-All: Self efficacy and self-reflection as measures of student success in telepractice training. Education Sciences and Psychology, 12(5), Article 302. https://doi.org10.3390/educsci12050302
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