Pi-Ju (Marian) Liu, PhD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
SchoolSchool of Nursing
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    Claremont Graduate University, California, USAPhD2014Psychology
    National Taiwan University, Taipei, TaiwanBA2008Languages and Literature

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    Elder justice is my research focus, covering topics on elder abuse/neglect and Medicare/Medi-Cal healthcare policy. Identifying risk and protective factors of potential elder financial exploitation victims constituted my dissertation, and I have been investigating abuser risk and strength using the Elder Abuse Decision Support System (http://eadss.org/). Additionally, I work with researchers from UCSF and UC Berkeley to evaluate California’s Coordinated Care Initiative for seniors and people with disabilities (http://www.thescanfoundation.org/evaluating-medicare-medicaid-integration). My ultimate goal conducting elder justice research is to empower older adults to live in a society with social justice.

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    Telling the Story of Adult Protective Services: Piloting California Adult Protective Services Identification, Services, and Outcomes (ISO) Matrix
    Administration for Community Living 90EJIG0010-01-00Sep 30, 2017 - Sep 29, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Continuation of Cal MediConnect Rapid Cycle Polling
    The SCAN Foundation Apr 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2018
    Role: Co-Investigator
    California Adult Protective Services Data Enhancement Project
    Administration for Community Living 90EJSG0012-01-00Sep 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2018
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Moving Towards Uniform Statewide Reporting: Evaluating California Adult Protective Services’ Readiness to Participate in the National Adult Maltreatment Reporting System
    Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging Jan 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Identification of Risk and Preventive Factors for Elder Financial Exploitation
    National Institute of Justice 2013-IJ-CX-0026Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2015
    Role: Consultant

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    1. Liu PJ, Conrad KJ, Beach SR, Iris M, Schiamberg LB. The Importance of Investigating Abuser Characteristics in Elder Emotional/Psychological Abuse: Results from Adult Protective Services Data. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2019 Jun 14; 74(5):897-907. PMID: 28521064.
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    2. Graham CL, Stewart HC, Kurtovich E, Liu PJ. Integration of Medicare and Medicaid for dually eligible beneficiaries: A focus group study examining beneficiaries' early experiences in California's dual financial alignment demonstration. Disabil Health J. 2018 Jan; 11(1):130-138. PMID: 29137878.
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    3. Beach SR, Liu PJ, DeLiema M, Iris M, Howe MJK, Conrad KJ. Development of short-form measures to assess four types of elder mistreatment: Findings from an evidence-based study of APS elder abuse substantiation decisions. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2017 Aug-Oct; 29(4):229-253. PMID: 28590799.
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    4. Conrad KJ, Iris M, Liu PJ. Elder Abuse Decision Support System: Field test outcomes, abuse measure validation, and lessons learned. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2017 03; 29(2-3):134-156. PMID: 28375780.
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    5. Liu PJ, Wood S, Xi P, Berger D, & Wilber K.The Role of Social Support in Elder Financial Exploitation Using a Community Sample. Innovation in Aging. 2017; 1(1).
    6. Conrad KJ, Liu PJ, Iris M. Examining the Role of Substance Abuse in Elder Mistreatment: Results From Mistreatment Investigations. J Interpers Violence. 2019 Jan; 34(2):366-391. PMID: 27044491.
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    7. Wood SA, Liu PJ, Hanoch Y, Estevez-Cores S. Importance of Numeracy as a Risk Factor for Elder Financial Exploitation in a Community Sample. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2016 11; 71(6):978-986. PMID: 26224756.
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    8. Liu P, Wood S, & Hanoch Y.In T. M. Hess, J. Strough, & C. E. Löckenhoff (Eds.), Aging and Decision-Making: Empirical and Applied Perspectives. Choice and aging: Less is more. 2015; 309-327.
    9. Nakamura J, Warren M, Branand B, Liu P, Wheeler B, & Chan T.In J.T. Pedrotti & L.M. Edwards (Eds.), Perspectives on the intersection of positive psychology and multiculturalism. Positive psychology across the lifespan. 2014; 109-124.
    10. Wood S, Rakela B, Liu PJ, Navarro AE, Bernatz S, Wilber KH, Allen R, Homeier D, Homier D. Neuropsychological profiles of victims of financial elder exploitation at the los angeles county elder abuse forensic center. J Elder Abuse Negl. 2014; 26(4):414-23. PMID: 24848863.
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    11. Rolison JJ, Hanoch Y, Wood S, Liu PJ. Risk-taking differences across the adult life span: a question of age and domain. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2014 Nov; 69(6):870-80. PMID: 24149517.
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    12. Rolison JJ, Wood S, Hanoch Y, Liu PJ. Subjective numeracy scale as a tool for assessing statistical numeracy in older adult populations. Gerontology. 2013; 59(3):283-8. PMID: 23391745.
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    13. Barnes AJ, Hanoch Y, Wood S, Liu PJ, Rice T. One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish: effects of price frames, brand names, and choice set size on Medicare Part D insurance plan decisions. Med Care Res Rev. 2012 Aug; 69(4):460-73. PMID: 22311955.
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    14. Wood S, & Liu P.. Undue influence and financial capacity: A clinical perspective. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging. 2012; 2(36):53-58.
    15. Wood S, Hanoch Y, Barnes A, Liu PJ, Cummings J, Bhattacharya C, Rice T. Numeracy and Medicare Part D: the importance of choice and literacy for numbers in optimizing decision making for Medicare's prescription drug program. Psychol Aging. 2011 Jun; 26(2):295-307. PMID: 21553984.
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    16. Hanoch Y, Wood S, Barnes A, Liu PJ, Rice T. Choosing the right medicare prescription drug plan: the effect of age, strategy selection, and choice set size. Health Psychol. 2011 Nov; 30(6):719-27. PMID: 21604880.
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