Dr. Xiao is an Associate Professor at Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. She obtained her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and finished her postdoctoral training at Emory University. The focus of her scholarship has been cancer-related symptoms/symptom clusters, their biological mechanisms, and patient-reported outcomes including quality of life. She is currently studying cancer-related fatigue and its inflammatory singling pathways via the omics approaches. Her goal is to improve the quality of life and long-term survival of patients with cancer through multidisciplinary research and the development of evidence-based interventions. Dr. Xiao’s work has been funded by multiple sources including NIH/NINR and Oncology Nursing Society. She is the recipient of the Victoria Mock New Investigator Award from the Oncology Nursing Society and the Protégée Award from the Friends of National Institute of Nursing Research. Her work has been published in journals, such as the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Cancer, Brain Behavior and Immunity, International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics, Psychological Medicine, and Research in Nursing & Health.