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  • Jing Wang, PhD, RN, FAAN. I am passionate about global research, education, and practice aimed at facilitating transdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations to improve the well-being of older adults and their caregivers. I was selected as a 2022 fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) for my active leadership in research and service.

    My interdisciplinary and international training in nursing and global health at Fudan University, Duke University, and UNC at Chapel Hill has prepared me well to lead qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method studies that focus on long-term care (LTC) and healthy aging. I have made contributions to the improvement of care quality, well-being, and health equity for persons with dementia and their caregivers through my active leadership engagement in research and my service as an executive committee member of professional societies and consultant for the government LTC oversight body. My passion and interest lie in understanding the relevance of person-centered care for older adults across settings and cultures. In particular, I am interested in understanding how older adults can be more meaningfully engaged in nurturing caring relationships that promote and maintain normality in their life.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2023 Translation and psychometric testing of the sense of competence in Dementia Care Staff Scale in Chinese amongst dementia care staff in nursing homes of China.BMC Geriatrics.  23:158. 2023
    2023 Longitudinal relationships in the psychopathology of depressive symptoms in middle-aged and older adults in China.Aging and Mental Health.  27:1692-1701. 2023
    2022 Domestic Helpers as Frontline Workers in Home-Based Long-Term Care in China: Opportunities and Challenges.Journal of Aging and Social Policy: a journal devoted to aging and social policy.  1-20. 2022
    2022 The Influence of Context on Implementation and Improvement: Protocol for a Mixed Methods, Secondary Analyses Study.JMIR Research Protocols.  11:e40611. 2022
    2022 Understanding person-centered dementia care from the perspectives of frontline staff: Challenges, opportunities, and implications for countries with limited long-term care resources.Geriatric Nursing.  46:39-45. 2022
    2021 Abdominal obesity, body mass index and the risk of frailty in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.Age and Ageing.  50:1118-1128. 2021
    2021 Person-Centered Communication Between Health Care Professionals and COVID-19-Infected Older Adults in Acute Care Settings: Findings From Wuhan, China.Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.  76:e225-e229. 2021
    2021 Living With Cognitive Impairment in China: Exploring Dyadic Experiences Through a Person-Centered Care Lens.Research on Aging: an international bimonthly journal.  43:177-187. 2021
    2021 The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Isolation in Long-term Care Homes: Perspectives of Policies and Strategies from Six Countries.Journal of Aging and Social Policy: a journal devoted to aging and social policy.  33:459-473. 2021
    2020 Effects of Care Arrangement on the Age of Institutionalization among Community-dwelling Chinese Older Adults.Journal of Aging and Social Policy: a journal devoted to aging and social policy.  1-16. 2020
    2020 Association Between Early Cognitive Impairment and Midterm Functional Outcomes Among Chinese Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients: A Longitudinal Study.Frontiers in Neurology.  11:20. 2020
    2019 Facilitators and Barriers to Exercise Influenced by Traditional Chinese Culture: A Qualitative Study of Chinese Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis.Journal of Transcultural Nursing.  30:558-568. 2019
    2019 Dementia caregiver interventions in Chinese people: A systematic review.Journal of Advanced Nursing.  75:528-542. 2019
    2019 Advancing Long-Term Care Science Through Using Common Data Elements: Candidate Measures for Care Outcomes of Personhood, Well-Being, and Quality of Life.Gerontol Geriatr Med.  5:2333721419842672. 2019
    2019 Person-Centered Dementia Care in China: A Bilingual Literature Review.Gerontol Geriatr Med.  5:2333721419844349. 2019
    2019 Working together to learn new oral hygiene techniques: Pilot of a carepartner-assisted intervention for persons with cognitive impairment.Geriatric Nursing.  40:269-276. 2019
    2018 Perceived Empowerment, Social Support, and Quality of Life Among Chinese Older Residents in Long-Term Care Facilities.Journal of Aging and Health.  30:1595-1619. 2018
    2017 Domestic helpers as frontline workers in China's home-based elder care: A systematic review.Journal of Women and Aging: the multidiciplinary quarterly of psychosocial practice, theory and research.  29:294-305. 2017
    2016 Older Residents' Perspectives of Long-Term Care Facilities in China.Journal of Gerontological Nursing.  42:34-43. 2016

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2019 Toward Common Data Elements for International Research in Long-term Care Homes: Advancing Person-Centered Care.Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA): long-term care: management, applied research and clinical issues. 598-603. 2019

    Teaching Activities

  • Func & Wellbeing Older Adults Taught course 2023
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. Nursing, Duke University
  • Full Name

  • Jing Wang