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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

Banaszak-Holl, J., Jersey Liang, A. Quinones, Christine Cigolle, I. Lee, and Lois M. Verbrugge. 2011. "Trajectories of Functional Change Among Long Stayers in Nursing Homes: Does Baseline Impairment Matter?" Journal of Aging and Health, 23(5): 862-882. DOI. Abstract.

Shaw, B.A., Neal Krause, Jersey Liang, and K. McGeever. 2011. "Age Differences in Long-Term Patterns of Change in Alcohol Consumption Among Aging Adults." Journal of Aging and Health, 23(2): 207-227. DOI. Abstract.

Krause, Neal, B. Shaw, and Jersey Liang. 2011. "Social relationships in religious institutions and healthy lifestyles." Health Education & Behavior, 38(1): 25-38. PMCID: PMC3043376. DOI. Abstract.

Shaw, Benjamin A., Jersey Liang, Neal Krause, Mary Gallant, and Kelly McGeever. 2010. "Age Differences and Social Stratification in the Long-Term Trajectories of Leisure-Time Physical Activity." Journals of Gerontology Series B - Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 65(6): 756-766. PMCID: PMC2954334. DOI. Abstract.

Krause, Neal, Jersey Liang, J. Bennett, E. Kobayashi, H. Akiyama, and T. Fukaya. 2010. "A descriptive analysis of religious involvement among older adults in Japan." Ageing & Society, 30: 671-696. PMCID: PMC2885810. DOI. Abstract.

Liang, Jersey, C.N. Wang, Xiaohe Xu, H.C. Hsu, Hui-Sheng Lin, and Y.H. Lin. 2010. "Trajectory of functional status among older Taiwanese: Gender and age variations." Social Science & Medicine, 71(6): 1208-1217. DOI. Abstract.

Liang, Jersey, Xiaohe Xu, J.M. Bennett, Wei-Jun Jean Yeung, and A.R. Quinones. 2010. "Ethnicity and Changing Functional Health in Middle and Late Life: A Person-Centered Approach." Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 65(4): 470-481. PMCID: PMC2883869. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Xiaohe, Jersey Liang, J.M. Bennett, A.R. Quinones, and Wei-Jun Jean Yeung. 2010. "Ethnic Differences in the Dynamics of Depressive Symptoms in Middle-Aged and Older Americans." Journal of Aging and Health, 22(5): 631-652. PMCID: PMC2896431. DOI. Abstract.

Shaw, B.A., Jersey Liang, and Neal Krause. 2010. "Age and Race Differences in the Trajectories of Self-Esteem." Psychology and Aging, 25(1): 84-94. PMCID: PMC2841299. DOI. Abstract.

Liang, Jersey, Ana R. Quinones, Joan M. Bennett, Xiao Xu, Benjamin A. Shaw, and Mary Beth Ofstedal. 2010. "Evolving Self-Rated Health in Middle and Old Age: How Does it Differ Across Black, Hispanic, and White Americans?" Journal of Aging and Health, 22(1): 3-26. PMCID: PMC2833212. DOI. Abstract.