Jenny Liu, PhD, MPP, MA

Title(s)Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address490 Illinois Street, #123J
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of California, Berkeley PhD 2010School of Public Health
    University of California, Berkeley MA2006International Studies
    University of California, Berkeley MPP2006Public Policy
    University of California, Berkeley BA2000Molecular and Cell Biology
    RAND CorporationPostdoc2011Labor and Population

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    Improving family planning counseling and follow-up
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation INV-044992Oct 1, 2022 - Sep 30, 2027
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Effects of a prosocial intervention among sellers of HIV and reproductive health supplies on young women’s health
    NIH/NIMH R03HD109561Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pharmacy-based PrEP for Young Women who Sell Sex in Zimbabwe
    NIH/NIMH R34MH129220Jul 1, 2022 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Co-Investigator
    AmbassADDOrs for Health: Supporting young women's health through girl-friendly drug vendors
    NIH R01MH124516May 6, 2021 - Mar 31, 2026
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Self-Injection of DMPA-SC in the pharmacy sector in Kenya
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/inSupply Health INV-018215May 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation OPP1216593Dec 1, 2019 - Nov 30, 2024
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Description: Building the evidence base for unlocking demand for self-injection
    Reaching 90 90 90 in Adolescents in Zambia: Using all our SKILLZ
    NIH/NIMH 1R01MH116789Aug 25, 2018 - May 31, 2023
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Reaching Adolescent Girls and Young Women through Girl-friendly Drug Vendors
    NIH R34MH116804Jun 11, 2018 - May 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Monitoring and Evaluation to support Sayana Press Scale-up in Nigeria
    The Children's Investment Fund Foundation CIFF06Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Keeping Girls in Secondary School
    USAID/Amref Health Africa S-LMAQM-16-CA-1103Oct 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2017
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Political instability and the health and wellbeing of youth: Evidence from Egypt
    NIH R03HD082532Jul 15, 2015 - Jun 30, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Monitoring and Evaluation to Support Sayana Press Scale-Up in Nigeria 2015-2016
    Children's Investment Fund Foundation/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation CA-0077932/OPP1133271Jun 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Conditional Cash Transfers to Increase Retention in PMTCT Services in Nigeria
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation OPP1118585Nov 1, 2014 - Apr 30, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Engaging patent and proprietary medicine dealers in Nigeria
    Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation OPP1075610Nov 13, 2012 - Mar 31, 2015
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Ensuring proper malaria diagnosis and treatment in Nigeria
    ExxonMobil Foundation Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Consumer demand for malaria diagnosis in Nigeria
    ExxonMobil Foundation Jan 1, 2011 - Dec 31, 2011
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Designing for two: How enhancing human-centered design with behavioral nudges unlocked breakthroughs to promote young women's psychological safety and access to reproductive care in Tanzania. Soc Sci Med. 2023 03; 320:115683. Liu JX, Vallin J, Chiu C, Cabrera FA, Hunter LA, Rao A, Njau P, McCoy SI. PMID: 36709692; PMCID: PMC10798268.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Reaching Adolescent Girls and Young Women With HIV Self-Testing and Contraception at Girl-Friendly Drug Shops: A Randomized Trial in Tanzania. J Adolesc Health. 2023 01; 72(1):64-72. Hunter LA, Rao A, Napierala S, Kalinjila A, Mnyippembe A, Hassan K, Bertozzi SM, Mfaume R, Njau P, Liu JX, McCoy SI. PMID: 36241492; PMCID: PMC9893895.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Unexpected benefits of and lessons learned from shifting to virtual focus group discussions in the BEECON trial. BMC Res Notes. 2022 Mar 04; 15(1):90. Lindau H, Ramos-Gomez F, Garza J, Finlayson T, Pareja M, Liu J, Gansky S. PMID: 35246232; PMCID: PMC8894553.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    4. Designing drug shops for young women in Tanzania: applying human-centred design to facilitate access to HIV self-testing and contraception. Health Policy Plan. 2021 Nov 11; 36(10):1562-1573. Hunter LA, McCoy SI, Rao A, Mnyippembe A, Hassan K, Njau P, Mfaume R, Liu JX. PMID: 34313728; PMCID: PMC8597958.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Correction to: Projecting health labor market dynamics for a health system in transition: planning for a resilient health workforce in Saudi Arabia. Global Health. 2021 Nov 01; 17(1):127. Lin TK, Bruckner TA, Alghaith T, Hamza MM, Alluhidan M, Herbst CH, Alghodaier H, Alamri A, Saber R, Alazemi N, Liu JX. PMID: 34724960; PMCID: PMC8559342.
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    6. Effect of mobile application user interface improvements on minimum expected home visit coverage by community health workers in Mali: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Glob Health. 2021 11; 6(11). Yang JE, Lassala D, Liu JX, Whidden C, Holeman I, Keita Y, Djiguiba Y, N'Diaye SI, Fall F, Kayentao K, Johnson AD. PMID: 34815242; PMCID: PMC8609935.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Projecting health labor market dynamics for a health system in transition: planning for a resilient health workforce in Saudi Arabia. Global Health. 2021 09 14; 17(1):105. Lin TK, Bruckner TA, Alghaith T, Hamza MM, Alluhidan M, Herbst CH, Alghodaier H, Alamri A, Saber R, Alazemi N, Liu JX. PMID: 34521436; PMCID: PMC8439018.
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    8. Sales and pricing decisions for HIV self-test kits among local drug shops in Tanzania: a prospective cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 May 06; 21(1):434. Chiu C, Hunter LA, McCoy SI, Mfaume R, Njau P, Liu JX. PMID: 33957903; PMCID: PMC8101213.
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    9. A needs-based methodology to project physicians and nurses to 2030: the case of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Hum Resour Health. 2021 04 26; 19(1):55. Gailey S, Bruckner TA, Lin TK, Liu JX, Alluhidan M, Alghaith T, Alghodaier H, Tashkandi N, Herbst CH, Hamza MM, Alazemi N. PMID: 33902617; PMCID: PMC8072319.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. HIV prevention at drug shops: awareness and attitudes among shop dispensers and young women about oral pre-exposure prophylaxis and the dapivirine ring in Shinyanga, Tanzania. AIDS Res Ther. 2021 04 26; 18(1):21. Tubert J, Packel L, Hunter LA, Mfaume R, Njau P, Ramadhani AA, Liu JX, McCoy SI. PMID: 33902623; PMCID: PMC8074434.
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    11. Family monetary incentives as a value-based care model for oral hygiene: rationale and design of the BEhavioral EConomics for Oral health iNnovation (BEECON) trial. J Public Health Dent. 2020 Oct 08. Ramos-Gomez F, White JS, Lindau HE, Lin TK, Finlayson TL, Liu JX, Gansky SA. PMID: 33090505; PMCID: PMC8761083.
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    12. Monetary incentives for improving smartphone-measured oral hygiene behaviors in young children: A randomized pilot trial. PLoS One. 2020; 15(7):e0236692. White JS, Ramos-Gomez F, Liu JX, Jue B, Finlayson TL, Garza JR, Crawford AH, Helman S, Santo W, Cheng J, Kahn JG, Gansky SA. PMID: 32730310; PMCID: PMC7392266.
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    13. The effects of political protests on youth human capital and well-being in Egypt. Soc Sci Med. 2019 12; 243:112602. Liu J, Modrek S, Sieverding M. PMID: 31678814; PMCID: PMC6897331.
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    14. A qualitative study of the multi-level influences on oral hygiene practices for young children in an Early Head Start program. BMC Oral Health. 2019 07 26; 19(1):166. Finlayson TL, Cabudol M, Liu JX, Garza JR, Gansky SA, Ramos-Gomez F. PMID: 31349826; PMCID: PMC6660967.
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    15. Conditional cash transfers to prevent mother-to-child transmission in low facility-delivery settings: evidence from a randomised controlled trial in Nigeria. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2019 Jan 16; 19(1):32. Liu JX, Shen J, Wilson N, Janumpalli S, Stadler P, Padian N. PMID: 30651080; PMCID: PMC6335681.
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    16. Improving Community Health Worker performance by using a personalised feedback dashboard for supervision: a randomised controlled trial. J Glob Health. 2018 Dec; 8(2):020418. Whidden C, Kayentao K, Liu JX, Lee S, Keita Y, Diakité D, Keita A, Diarra S, Edwards J, Yembrick A, Holeman I, Samaké S, Plea B, Coumaré M, Johnson AD. PMID: 30333922; PMCID: PMC6162089.
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    17. Introducing the subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate injectable contraceptive via social marketing: lessons learned from Nigeria's private sector. Contraception. 2018 11; 98(5):438-448. Liu J, Schatzkin E, Omoluabi E, Fajemisin M, Onuoha C, Erinfolami T, Ayodeji K, Ogunmola S, Shen J, Diamond-Smith N, Sieverding M. PMID: 30071196; PMCID: PMC6197840.
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    18. Predictors of DMPA-SC continuation among urban Nigerian women: the influence of counseling quality and side effects. Contraception. 2018 11; 98(5):430-437. Liu J, Shen J, Diamond-Smith N. PMID: 29733817; PMCID: PMC6197834.
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    19. Forecasting imbalances in the global health labor market and devising policy responses. Hum Resour Health. 2018 01 11; 16(1):5. Scheffler RM, Campbell J, Cometto G, Maeda A, Liu J, Bruckner TA, Arnold DR, Evans T. PMID: 29325556; PMCID: PMC5765602.
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    20. Demand-related factors influencing caregivers' awareness of malaria tests and health workers' testing practices, in Makarfi, Nigeria. Malar J. 2017 12 12; 16(1):487. Ajumobi O, Sabitu K, Ajayi I, Nguku P, Ufere J, Wasswa P, Isiguzo C, Anyanti J, Liu J. PMID: 29233139; PMCID: PMC5727952.
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    21. Erratum to: Global Health Workforce Labor Market Projections for 2030. Hum Resour Health. 2017 02 20; 15(1):18. Liu JX, Goryakin Y, Maeda A, Bruckner T, Scheffler R. PMID: 28219409; PMCID: PMC5319059.
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    22. Global Health Workforce Labor Market Projections for 2030. Hum Resour Health. 2017 02 03; 15(1):11. Liu JX, Goryakin Y, Maeda A, Bruckner T, Scheffler R. PMID: 28159017; PMCID: PMC5291995.
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    23. The mental health of youth and young adults in Egypt during the transition to adulthood. Demographic Research. 2017; 56(36):1721-1758. Liu J, Modrek S, Sieverding M.
    24. Evaluation of SMS reminder messages for altering treatment adherence and health seeking perceptions among malaria care-seekers in Nigeria. Health Policy Plan. 2016 Dec; 31(10):1374-1383. Liu JX, Modrek S. PMID: 27315831; PMCID: PMC5091342.
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    25. The role of drug vendors in improving basic health-care services in Nigeria. Bull World Health Organ. 2016 Apr 01; 94(4):267-75. Liu J, Prach LM, Treleaven E, Hansen M, Anyanti J, Jagha T, Seaman V, Ajumobi O, Isiguzo C. PMID: 27034520; PMCID: PMC4794299.
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    26. Social support in the practices of informal providers: The case of patent and proprietary medicine vendors in Nigeria. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Oct; 143:17-25. Sieverding M, Liu J, Beyeler N. PMID: 26331864.
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    27. Care-seeking at patent and proprietary medicine vendors in Nigeria. BMC Health Serv Res. 2015 Jun 12; 15:231. Prach LM, Treleaven E, Isiguzo C, Liu J. PMID: 26067426; PMCID: PMC4465150.
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    28. Management of paediatric illnesses by patent and proprietary medicine vendors in Nigeria. Malar J. 2015 Jun 04; 14:232. Treleaven E, Liu J, Prach LM, Isiguzo C. PMID: 26041654; PMCID: PMC4465720.
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    29. Differences in malaria care seeking and dispensing outcomes for adults and children attending drug vendors in Nasarawa, Nigeria. Trop Med Int Health. 2015 Aug; 20(8):1081-92. Liu J, Isiguzo C, Sieverding M. PMID: 25877471; PMCID: PMC4696411.
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    30. Poor housing construction associated with increased malaria incidence in a cohort of young Ugandan children. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2015 Jun; 92(6):1207-13. Snyman K, Mwangwa F, Bigira V, Kapisi J, Clark TD, Osterbauer B, Greenhouse B, Sturrock H, Gosling R, Liu J, Dorsey G. PMID: 25870429; PMCID: PMC4458827.
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    31. A systematic review of the role of proprietary and patent medicine vendors in healthcare provision in Nigeria. PLoS One. 2015; 10(1):e0117165. Beyeler N, Liu J, Sieverding M. PMID: 25629900; PMCID: PMC4309565.
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    32. Costs of eliminating malaria and the impact of the global fund in 34 countries. PLoS One. 2014; 9(12):e115714. Zelman B, Kiszewski A, Cotter C, Liu J. PMID: 25551454; PMCID: PMC4281070.
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    33. Namibia's path toward malaria elimination: a case study of malaria strategies and costs along the northern border. BMC Public Health. 2014 Nov 20; 14:1190. Smith Gueye C, Gerigk M, Newby G, Lourenco C, Uusiku P, Liu J. PMID: 25409682; PMCID: PMC4255954.
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    34. Presumptive treatment of malaria from formal and informal drug vendors in Nigeria. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e110361. Isiguzo C, Anyanti J, Ujuju C, Nwokolo E, De La Cruz A, Schatzkin E, Modrek S, Montagu D, Liu J. PMID: 25333909; PMCID: PMC4204870.
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    35. How do risk preferences relate to malaria care-seeking behavior and the acceptability of a new health technology in Nigeria? BMC Health Serv Res. 2014 Sep 05; 14:374. Liu J, Modrek S, Anyanti J, Nwokolo E, De La Cruz A, Schatzkin E, Isiguzo C, Ujuju C, Montagu D. PMID: 25192615; PMCID: PMC4162956.
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    36. SMS messages increase adherence to rapid diagnostic test results among malaria patients: results from a pilot study in Nigeria. Malar J. 2014 Feb 25; 13:69. Modrek S, Schatzkin E, De La Cruz A, Isiguzo C, Nwokolo E, Anyanti J, Ujuju C, Montagu D, Liu J. PMID: 24564925; PMCID: PMC3943452.
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    37. Is housing quality associated with malaria incidence among young children and mosquito vector numbers? Evidence from Korogwe, Tanzania. PLoS One. 2014; 9(2):e87358. Liu JX, Bousema T, Zelman B, Gesase S, Hashim R, Maxwell C, Chandramohan D, Gosling R. PMID: 24505285; PMCID: PMC3914816.
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    38. Exploration of pathways related to the decline in female circumcision in Egypt. BMC Public Health. 2013 Oct 03; 13:921. Modrek S, Liu JX. PMID: 24090097; PMCID: PMC3835453.
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    39. Determinants of malaria program expenditures during elimination: case study evidence from select provinces in the Philippines. PLoS One. 2013; 8(9):e73352. Liu JX, Newby G, Brackery A, Smith Gueye C, Candari CJ, Escubil LR, Vestergaard LS, Baquilod M. PMID: 24086279; PMCID: PMC3785467.
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    40. The changing epidemiology of malaria elimination: new strategies for new challenges. Lancet. 2013 Sep 07; 382(9895):900-11. Cotter C, Sturrock HJ, Hsiang MS, Liu J, Phillips AA, Hwang J, Gueye CS, Fullman N, Gosling RD, Feachem RG. PMID: 23594387; PMCID: PMC10583787.
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    41. The impact of natural disasters on child health and investments in rural India. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Jan; 76(1):83-91. Datar A, Liu J, Linnemayr S, Stecher C. PMID: 23159307; PMCID: PMC3544338.
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    42. The economic benefits of malaria elimination: do they include increases in tourism? Malar J. 2012 Jul 28; 11:244. Modrek S, Liu J, Gosling R, Feachem RG. PMID: 22839351; PMCID: PMC3470964.
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    43. Does the under- or overrepresentation of minority physicians across geographical areas affect the location decisions of minority physicians? Health Serv Res. 2009 Aug; 44(4):1290-308. Brown T, Liu JX, Scheffler RM. PMID: 19467025; PMCID: PMC2739029.
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    44. Forecasting the global shortage of physicians: an economic- and needs-based approach. Bull World Health Organ. 2008 Jul; 86(7):516-523B. Scheffler RM, Liu JX, Kinfu Y, Dal Poz MR. PMID: 18670663; PMCID: PMC2647492.
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    45. Experiences of social discrimination among men who have sex with men in Shanghai, China. AIDS Behav. 2006 Jul; 10(4 Suppl):S25-33. Liu JX, Choi K. PMID: 16715344.
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    46. HIV and men who have sex with men in China: the potential for a rapid increase in infection. The Japanese Society for AIDS Research. 2006; 1(8):1-6. Choi, Kyung-Hee Liu, Jenny.
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