Cynthia Chew

Assistant Professor
Health Promotion & Development


Dr. Cynthia Chew is an Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Department of Health Promotion and Development. She has taught in both the undergraduate and graduate programs, where her teaching responsibilities include well child pediatric primary care; differential diagnosis; nursing care of mothers, newborns and families; and various clinical courses.

Dr. Chew maintains clinical practice as a primary care pediatric nurse practitioner and lactation consultant at Pediatric Associates of Westmoreland. She frequently precepts nurse practitioner and midwifery students in the Newborn and Lactation Suite at this clinical site.

Her scholarly interests include health promotion, particularly related to breast\chestfeeding and infant health, and utilizing teaching as research. She is currently developing a telehealth curriculum for the pediatric nurse practitioner program.

Dr. Chew is passionate about advancing the role of nurse practitioners and actively participates in several professional organizations. She is a member of the National Association or Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and was recently elected to serve on its National Nominations Committee. She is the legislative chair and treasurer-elect for the local NAPNAP Chapter and has previously served as the chapter president. Dr. Chew is also a board member for the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.

Dr. Chew earned a BS in Molecular Biology and Psychology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 2005. She went on to complete a BSN in the accelerated BSN program at the University of Pittsburgh in 2010, in addition to her DNP (area of concentration: pediatric primary care nurse practitioner) in 2016. She became an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant in 2018 and also has a certificate in telemedicine.