Bei Wu, PhD

Consulting Professor in the School of Nursing
Pauline Gratz Distinguished Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing
Consulting Professor in the Department of Medicine
Campus mail 307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 684-7534
Email address bei.wu@duke.edu

Bei Wu, PhD, is Pauline Gratz Professor of Nursing, Director for International Research at the School of Nursing, and a member of the Global Health Institute. She is also a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Dr. Wu’s areas of research expertise include aging and global health.

Dr. Wu received her M.S. and Ph.D. in gerontology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). She is an internationally known expert on China’s long-term care policy and system development. She has worked closely with several schools of public health and schools of nursing in China on educational and research initiatives, such as conducting joint research projects, providing lectures, making presentations, and organizing professional conferences/training workshops. As the Principal Investigator, Dr. Wu has led many National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded projects on aging and health related issues including long-term care, dementia, caregiving, oral health, and health services utilization. She is also the Methods Core Director for the recently NIH-funded center on Adaptive Leadership in Symptom Science.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Lowell, 2000

Publications

Liang, Yan, Hanzhang Xu, Feinian Chen, Hong Liang, and Bei Wu. “Which wound cuts deeper: loss of an only child or loss of a spouse? An examination of bereavement in older adults within a Chinese cultural context.” Aging Ment Health 26, no. 6 (June 2022): 1217–25. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2021.1913473.

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Guo, Man, Yi Wang, Hanzhang Xu, Mengting Li, Bei Wu, and Xinqi Dong. “Is Living in an Ethnic Enclave Associated With Cognitive Function? Results From the Population Study of Chinese Elderly (PINE) in Chicago.” Gerontologist 62, no. 5 (May 26, 2022): 662–73. https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnab158.

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34718562
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Travers, Jasmine L., Andrew W. Dick, Bei Wu, David C. Grabowski, Julie Robison, Mansi Agarwal, Gayani Uduwanage Perera, and Patricia W. Stone. “A Profile of Black and Latino Older Adults Receiving Care in Nursing Homes: 2011-2017.” Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, May 17, 2022, S1525-8610(22)00307-3. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2022.04.010.

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Hu, L., N. Islam, C. Trinh-Shevrin, B. Wu, N. Feldman, K. Tamura, N. Jiang, et al. “A Social Media–Based Diabetes Intervention for Low-Income Mandarin-Speaking Chinese Immigrants in the United States: Feasibility Study.” Jmir Formative Research 6, no. 5 (May 1, 2022). https://doi.org/10.2196/37737.

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Lu, Nan, and Bei Wu. “Perceived neighborhood environment, social capital and life satisfaction among older adults in Shanghai, China.” Scientific Reports 12, no. 1 (April 23, 2022): 6686. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-022-10742-7.

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35461348
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Xu, X., Y. Zhao, S. Xia, P. Cui, W. Tang, X. Hu, and B. Wu. “Quality of Life and Its Influencing Factors Among Centenarians in Nanjing, China: A Cross-Sectional Study.” Social Indicators Research 160, no. 2–3 (April 1, 2022): 735–55. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-020-02399-4.

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Wu, Y. Y., W. Zhang, and B. Wu. “Disparities in Dental Service Use among Adult Populations in the United States.” Jdr Clinical and Translational Research 7, no. 2 (April 2022): 182–88. https://doi.org/10.1177/23800844211012660.

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33938303
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Petrovsky, Darina V., Bei Wu, Nancy A. Hodgson, and XinQi Dong. “Art Attendance and Change in Cognitive Function Among U.S. Community-Dwelling Chinese Older Adults.” Journal of Applied Gerontology : The Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society 41, no. 4 (April 2022): 1047–56. https://doi.org/10.1177/07334648211017339.

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34047198
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Zhang, Keqing, Bei Wu, and Wei Zhang. “Perceived Neighborhood Conditions, Self-Management Abilities, and Psychological Well-Being Among Chinese Older Adults in Hawai'i.” Journal of Applied Gerontology : The Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society 41, no. 4 (April 2022): 1111–19. https://doi.org/10.1177/07334648211030072.

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34291698
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Zhong, Jie, Jonelle Boafo, Abraham A. Brody, Bei Wu, and And Tina Sadarangani. “A qualitative analysis of communication workflows between adult day service centers and primary care providers.” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : Jamia 29, no. 5 (April 2022): 882–90. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocab284.

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34964467
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