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Jersey Liang

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, Health Management and Policy.

Research Professor, Institute of Gerontology.

Ph.D., Wayne State University

Dr. Liang studies health trajectories, quality of life, and geriatric care from a cross-cultural perspective. His current research focuses on quality of life at the individual and population levels, dynamic models of health and health care in old age, and comparative analysis of geriatric care management and policy.

Recent Publications

Journal Articles

Huang, Hsiang-Ping, Mei-Ling Chen, Jersey Liang, and Christine Miaskowski. 2014. "Changes in and predictors of severity of fatigue in women with breast cancer: A longitudinal study." International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51(4): 582-592. DOI.

Wu, Bei, Jersey Liang, Lawrence Landerman, and Brenda Plassman. 2013. "Trends of Edentulism Among Middle-Aged and Older Asian Americans." American Journal of Public Health, 103(9): e76-e82. DOI. Abstract.

Quiñones, Ana R., Jersey Liang, and Wen Le. 2013. "Differences in diabetes mellitus onset for older black, white, and mexican americans." Ethnicity & Disease, 23(3): 310-315. Abstract.

Kuo, Li-Min, Huei-Ling Huang, Hsiu-Li Huang, Jersey Liang, Yi-Chen Chiu, Sien-Tsong Chen, Yam-Ting Kwok, Wen-Chiun Hsu, and Yea-Ing L. Shyu. 2013. "A home-based training program improves Taiwanese family caregivers' quality of life and decreases their risk for depression: a randomized controlled trial." International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(5): 504-513. DOI. Abstract.

Botoseneanu, Anda, and Jersey Liang. 2013. "Latent Heterogeneity in Long-Term Trajectories of Body Mass Index in Older Adults." Journal of Aging and Health, 25(2): 342-363. DOI. Abstract.

Shyu, Yea-Ing, Jersey Liang, MingYueh Tseng, Hsiao Juan Li, Chi Chuan Wu, Huey Shinn Cheng, Shih Wei Chou, Ching Yen Chen, and Ching Tzu Yang. 2013. "Comprehensive and subacute care interventions improve health-related quality of life for older patients after surgery for hip fracture: A randomised controlled trial." International Journal of Nursing Studies, 50(8): 1013-1024. DOI.

Li, Hsiao-Juan, Huey-Shinn Cheng, Jersey Liang, Chi-Chuan Wu, and Yea-Ing Shyu. 2013. "Functional recovery of older people with hip fracture: Does malnutrition make a difference?" Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69(8): 1691-1703. DOI.

Huang, Huei-Ling, Li-Min Kuo, Yu-Shu Chen, Jersey Liang, Hsiu-Li Huang, Yi-Chen Chiu, Sien-Tsong Chen, Yu Sun, Wen-Chiun Hsu, and Yea-Ing Shyu. 2013. "A Home-Based Training Program Improves Caregivers' Skills and Dementia Patients' Aggressive Behaviors: A Randomized Controlled Trial." American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(11): 1060-1070. DOI.

Shyu, Yea-Ing, Ming-Yueh Tseng, Jersey Liang, Wen-Che Tsai, Chi-Chuan Wu, and Huey-Shinn Cheng. 2013. "Interdisciplinary intervention decreases cognitive impairment for older Taiwanese with hip fracture: 2-year follow-up." International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28(12): 1222-1231. DOI.

Liang, Jersey, Bei Wu, Brenda L. Plassman, Joan M. Bennett, and James D. Beck. 2013. "Racial disparities in trajectories of dental caries experience." Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 41(6): 517-525. DOI.