Affiliation: DGHI Faculty

Bei Wu
Contact Info:
Office Location:  1021 Clipp Research Building
Office Phone:  (919) 684-3786
Email Address: send me a message


Teaching (Spring 2014):

School(s):

School of Nursing
Research Interests:

Research interests include:
● Long-term care
● Dementia care
● Cognitive health
● Oral health disparities
● Global aging

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Peng, R.. and Wu, B. and Ling, L., Undermet needs for assistance in personal activities of daily living among community-dwelling oldest old in China from 2005 to 2008., Research on Aging (March 3, 2014 online ahead of print) [doi]  [abs]
  2. Lee, K. H. and Wu, B. and Plassman, B., Dental care utilization among older adults with cognitive impairment in the USA, Gerontology and Geriatrics International (February 26, 2014) [doi]  [abs]
  3. Gorsuch, M. M. and Sanders, S. G. and Wu, B., Tooth Loss in Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta Relative to Other Regions in the United States, 1999-2010., American journal of public health (February 2014, Epub ahead of print), ISSN 1541-0048 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Wei, L. and Wu, B., Racial and Ethnic Differences in Obesity and Overweight as Predictors of the Onset of Functional Impairment., Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (January, 2014 Epub ahead of print), ISSN 1532-5415 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Cao, Y. C. and Wang, J. Y. and Wang, T. and Wu, B., An empirical research on elderly's long-term care arrangements in rural China., Science, Economy, Society, vol. 31 no. 2 (2013), pp. 17-22  [abs]
  6. DiNapoli, E. A. and Wu, B. and Scogin, F., Social isolation and cognitive function in Appalachian older adults., Research on Aging, vol. 36 no. 2 (March, 2014), pp. 161-179, ISSN 1552-7573 [doi]  [abs]
  7. Liang, J. and Wu, B. and Plassman, B. and Bennett, J. and Beck, J., Racial disparities in trajectories of dental caries experience., Community dentistry and oral epidemiology, vol. 41 no. 6 (December, 2013), pp. 517-25, ISSN 1600-0528 [doi]  [abs]
  8. Wu, B. and Liang, J. and Landerman, L. and Plassman, B., Trends of edentulism among middle-aged and older Asian Americans., American journal of public health, vol. 103 no. 9 (September, 2013), pp. e76-82, ISSN 1541-0048 [doi]  [abs]
  9. Lee, K. H. and Wu, B. and Plassman, B. L., Cognitive function and oral health-related quality of life in older adults., Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 61 no. 9 (September, 2013), pp. 1602-7, ISSN 1532-5415 [doi]  [abs]
  10. Wu, B. and Liang, J. and Luo, H. and Furter, R., Racial and Ethnic Variations in Preventive Dental Care Utilization among Middle-Aged and Older Americans, 1999-2008., Frontiers in public health, vol. 1 (September, 2013), pp. 65, ISSN 2296-2565 [doi]  [abs]
  11. Cai, Y. and Mao, Z. and Xu, B. and Wu, B., Factors Associated With Traditional Chinese Medicine Utilization Among Urban Community Health Centers in Hubei Province of China., Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (July 2013, online ahead of print), ISSN 1941-2479 [doi]  [abs]
  12. Mei, Y. J. and Levkoff, S. and Wang, Q. and Wang, H. and Dan, C. and Mao, Z. and Wu, B., Views on lifestyle change from caregivers of people with cognitive impairment in China., SAGE Open, vol. 3 no. 3 (July-September, 2013) [2158244013499160], [doi]  [abs]
  13. Feng, Q. and Zhen, Z. and Gu, D. and Wu, B. and Duncan, P. W. and Purser, J. L., Trends in ADL and IADL disability in community-dwelling older adults in Shanghai, China, 1998-2008., The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, vol. 68 no. 3 (May, 2013), pp. 476-85, ISSN 1758-5368 [doi]  [abs]
  14. Laditka, S. B. and Laditka, J. N. and Liu, R. and Price, A. E. and Friedman, D. B. and Wu, B. and Bryant, L. L. and Corwin, S. J. and Ivey, S. L., How do older people describe others with cognitive impairment? A multiethnic study in the United States., Ageing and Society, vol. 33 no. 3 (April, 2013), pp. 369-392, ISSN 0144-686X [doi]  [abs]
  15. Friedman, D. B. and Rose, I. D. and Anderson, L. A. and Hunter, R. and Bryant, L. L. and Wu, B. and Deokar, A. J. and Tseng, W., Beliefs and communication practices regarding cognitive functioning among consumers and primary care providers in the United States, 2009., Preventing chronic disease, vol. 10 (April 18, 2013), pp. E58, ISSN 1545-1151 [doi]  [abs]
  16. Yi, C. and Wu, B. and Tang, S. L. and Mao, Z. F., Traditional Chinese Medicine at the county level in China: An analysis of the status quo and development strategies., Chinese Journal of Health Policy, vol. 6 no. 1 (March, 2013), pp. 57-61 [view_abstract.aspx]  [abs]
  17. Dai, B. and Mao, Z. and Mei, J. and Levkoff, S. and Wang, H. and Pacheco, M. and Wu, B., Caregivers in China: knowledge of mild cognitive impairment., PloS one, vol. 8 no. 1 (January 11, 2013), pp. e53928, ISSN 1932-6203 [doi]  [abs]
  18. Wu, B., A part of social construction, developing a long-term care system for an aging society., China Academy of Social Science Review (October, 2012)
  19. Xu, L. and Wu, B. and Chi, I. and Hsiao, H., Intensity of grandparent caregiving and life satisfaction among rural chinese older adults: a longitudinal study using latent difference score analysis., Family & community health, vol. 35 no. 4 (October, 2012), pp. 287-99, ISSN 1550-5057 [doi]  [abs]
  20. Laditka, S .B. and Tseng, W. and Price, A. E. and Ivey, S. L. and Friedman, D. B and, Liu, R. and Wu, B. and Logsdon, R. G. and Beard, R. L., Beliefs about promoting cognitive health among Filipino Americans who care for persons with dementia., Int J Aging Hum Dev., vol. 75 no. 3 (Fall, 2012), pp. 273-296
  21. Cockburn, A. F. and Dehlin, J. M. and Ngan, T. and Crout, R. and Boskovic, G. and Denvir, J. and Primerano, D. and Plassman, B. L. and Wu, B. and Cuff, C. F., High throughput DNA sequencing to detect differences in the subgingival plaque microbiome in elderly subjects with and without dementia., Investigative genetics, vol. 3 no. 1 (September, 2012), pp. 19, ISSN 2041-2223 [doi]  [abs]
  22. Cao, Y. C. and Wu, B. and Dai, J. B., An analysis of content identity and supply mechanism of the demand-oriented social welfare for elderly in China., Zhejiang Social Sciences, vol. 192 (August, 2012), pp. 71-80 (in Chinese.)
  23. Wiener, R. C. and Wu, B. and Crout, R. J. and Plassman, B. L. and McNeil, D. W. and Wiener, M. A. and Kao, E,. and Caplan, D. J., Hygiene self-care of older adults in West Virginia: Effects of gender., Journal of Dental Hygiene, vol. 86 no. 3 (Summer, 2012), pp. 231-238  [abs]
  24. Ivey, S. L. and Laditka, S. B. and Price, A. E. and Tseng, W. and Beard, R. L. and Liu, R. and Fetterman, D. and Wu, B. and Logsdon, R. G., Experiences and concerns of family caregivers providing support to people with dementia: A cross-cultural perspective, Dementia (July 2012 online ahead of print) [doi]  [abs]
  25. Wu, B. and Liang, J. and Plassman, B. L. and Remle, C. and Luo, X., Edentulism trends among middle-aged and older adults in the United States: comparison of five racial/ethnic groups., Community dentistry and oral epidemiology, vol. 40 no. 2 (April, 2012), pp. 145-53, ISSN 1600-0528 [doi]  [abs]
  26. Wu, B. and Yue, Y. and Mao, Z., Self-Reported Functional and General Health Status Among Older Respondents in China: The Impact of Age, Gender, and Place of Residence., Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (December, 2011), ISSN 1941-2479 [doi]  [abs]
  27. Wu, B. and Liang, J. and Plassman, B. L. and Remle, R. C. and Bai, L., Oral health among white, black, and Mexican-American elders: an examination of edentulism and dental caries., Journal of public health dentistry, vol. 71 no. 4 (Fall, 2011), pp. 308-17, ISSN 0022-4006 [doi]  [abs]
  28. Laditka, J.N. and Laditka, S.B. and Liu, R. and Price, A.E. and Wu, B. and Friedman, D.B. and Corwin, S.J. and Sharkey, J.R. and Tseng, W. and Hunter, H. and Logsdon, R.G., Older adults' concerns about cognitive health: commonalities and differences among six United States ethnic groups., Ageing and Society, vol. 31 no. 7 (October, 2011), pp. 1202-1228 [doi]  [abs]
  29. Wu, B., How can we maintain oral health in the elderly? [Editorial], Aging Health, vol. 7 no. 4 (August, 2011), pp. 509-511, ISSN 1745-509X [doi]  [abs]
  30. Wu, B. and Guo, M. and Chi, I. and Plassman, B. L., Social network and health: a comparison of Chinese older adults in Shanghai and elderly immigrants in Boston., International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 20 no. Suppl S1 (July, 2011), pp. S59-S71, ISSN 1369-6866 [doi]  [abs]
  31. Dai, B. and Zhou, J. and Mei, Y. J. and Wu, B. and Mao, Z., Can the New Cooperative Medical Scheme promote rural elders' access to health-care services?, Geriatrics & gerontology international, vol. 11 no. 3 (July, 2011), pp. 239-45, ISSN 1447-0594 [doi]  [abs]
  32. Wu, B. and Plassman, B. L. and Liang, J. and Remle, R. C. and Bai, L. and Crout, R. J., Differences in self-reported oral health among community-dwelling black, Hispanic, and white elders., Journal of aging and health, vol. 23 no. 2 (March, 2011), pp. 267-88, ISSN 1552-6887 [doi]  [abs]
  33. Olson, J. C. and Cuff, C. F. and Lukomski, S. and Lukomska, E. and Canizales, Y. and Wu, B. and Crout, R. J. and Thomas, J. G. and McNeil, D. W. and Weyant, R. J. and Marazita, M. L. and Paster, B. J. and Elliott, T., Use of 16S ribosomal RNA gene analyses to characterize the bacterial signature associated with poor oral health in West Virginia., BMC oral health, vol. 11 (March, 2011), pp. 7, ISSN 1472-6831 [doi]  [abs]
  34. Day, K.L., Friedman, D.B., Laditka, J.N., Anderson, L.A., Hunter, R., Laditka, S.B., Wu, B., McGuire, L.C., Coy, M.C., Prevention of cognitive impairment: physician perceptions and practices., Journal of Applied Gerontology (March, 2011, early online), pp. 1-12 [0733464811401354], [doi]  [abs]
  35. Friedman, D. B. and Laditka, S. B. and Laditka, J. N. and Wu, B. and Liu, R. and Price, A. E. and Tseng, W. and Corwin, S. J. and Ivey, S. L. and Hunter, R. and Sharkey, J. R., Ethnically diverse older adults' beliefs about staying mentally sharp., International journal of aging & human development, vol. 73 no. 1 (January, 2011), pp. 27-52, ISSN 0091-4150  [abs]
  36. Wu, B. and Goedereis, E. A. and Crout, R. J. and Plassman, B. L. and DiNapoli, E. A. and McNeil, D. W. and Wiener, M. and Boone, M. L. and Wiener, R. C. and Kao, E. and Bai, L., Recruitment of rural and cognitively impaired older adults for dental research., Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, vol. 30 no. 5 (September, 2010), pp. 193-9, ISSN 1754-4505 [doi]  [abs]
  37. Wu, B. and Chi, I. and Plassman, B. L. and Guo, M., Depressive symptoms and health problems among Chinese immigrant elders in the US and Chinese elders in China., Aging & mental health, vol. 14 no. 6 (August, 2010), pp. 695-704, ISSN 1364-6915 [doi]  [abs]
  38. Wu, B. and Lombardo, N. and Chang, K., Dementia care programs and services for Chinese Americans in the U.S., Ageing International, vol. 35 no. 2 (June, 2010), pp. 128-41, ISSN 0163-5158 [s12126-010-9055-2], [doi]  [abs]
  39. Wiener, R. C. and Wu, B. and Crout, R. and Wiener, M. and Plassman, B. and Kao, E. and McNeil, D., Hyposalivation and xerostomia in dentate older adults., Journal of the American Dental Association (1939), vol. 141 no. 3 (March, 2010), pp. 279-84, ISSN 1943-4723  [abs]
  40. Wu, B. and Mao, Z. and Zhong, R., Long-term care arrangements in rural China: review of recent developments., Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol. 10 no. 7 (September, 2009), pp. 472-7, ISSN 1538-9375 [doi]  [abs]
  41. Wu, B. and Caro, F. G., Workforce issues in residential care facilities in rural China., Journal of Housing for the Elderly, vol. 23 no. 3 (July-Sept., 2009), pp. 227-42  [abs]
  42. Laditka, S. B. and Corwin, S. J. and Laditka, J. N. and Liu, R. and Tseng, W. and Wu, B. and Beard, R. L. and Sharkey, J. R. and Ivey, S. L., Attitudes about aging well among a diverse group of older Americans: implications for promoting cognitive health., The Gerontologist, vol. 49 Suppl 1 (June, 2009), pp. S30-9, ISSN 1758-5341 [doi]  [abs]
  43. Wu, B. and Goins, R. T. and Laditka, J. N. and Ignatenko, V. and Goedereis, E., Gender differences in views about cognitive health and healthy lifestyle behaviors among rural older adults., The Gerontologist, vol. 49 Suppl 1 (June, 2009), pp. S72-8, ISSN 1758-5341 [doi]  [abs]
  44. Friedman, D. B. and Laditka, J. N. and Hunter, R. and Ivey, S. L. and Wu, B. and Laditka, S. B. and Tseng, W. and Corwin, S. J. and Liu, R. and Mathews, A. E., Getting the message out about cognitive health: a cross-cultural comparison of older adults' media awareness and communication needs on how to maintain a healthy brain., The Gerontologist, vol. 49 Suppl 1 (June, 2009), pp. S50-60, ISSN 1758-5341 [doi]  [abs]
  45. Laditka, J. N. and Beard, R. L. and Bryant, L. L. and Fetterman, D. and Hunter, R. and Ivey, S. and Logsdon, R. G. and Sharkey, J. R. and Wu, B., Promoting cognitive health: a formative research collaboration of the healthy aging research network., The Gerontologist, vol. 49 Suppl 1 (June, 2009), pp. S12-7, ISSN 1758-5341 [doi]  [abs]
  46. Anderson, L. A. and Day, K. L. and Beard, R. L. and Reed, P. S. and Wu, B., The public's perceptions about cognitive health and Alzheimer's disease among the U.S. population: a national review., The Gerontologist, vol. 49 Suppl 1 (June, 2009), pp. S3-11, ISSN 1758-5341 [doi]  [abs]
  47. Beard, R. L. and Fetterman, D. J. and Wu, B. and Bryant, L., The two voices of Alzheimer's: attitudes toward brain health by diagnosed individuals and support persons., The Gerontologist, vol. 49 Suppl 1 (June, 2009), pp. S40-9, ISSN 1758-5341 [doi]  [abs]
  48. Du, M. and Jiang, H. and Tai, B. and Zhou, Y. and Wu, B. and Bian, Z., Root caries patterns and risk factors of middle-aged and elderly people in China., Community dentistry and oral epidemiology, vol. 37 no. 3 (June, 2009), pp. 260-6, ISSN 1600-0528 [doi]  [abs]
  49. Wu, B. and Mao, Z. and Rockett, I. R. and Yue, Y., Socioeconomic status and alcohol use among urban and rural residents in China., Substance use & misuse, vol. 43 no. 7 (June, 2008), pp. 952-66, ISSN 1082-6084 [doi]  [abs]
  50. Wu, B. and Plassman, B. L. and Crout, R. J. and Liang, J., Cognitive function and oral health among community-dwelling older adults., The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, vol. 63 no. 5 (May, 2008), pp. 495-500, ISSN 1079-5006  [abs]
  51. Wu, B. and Mao, Z. and Xu, Q., Institutional care for elders in rural China., Journal of aging & social policy, vol. 20 no. 2 (May, 2008), pp. 218-39, ISSN 0895-9420  [abs]
  52. Wu, B. and Chi, I. and Mjelde-Mossey, L. A. and Silverstein, N. M., Gender differences in contributory behaviors among the oldest-old Chinese in Shanghai, Ageing International, vol. 32 no. 1 (March, 2008), pp. 65-77, ISSN 0895-9420 [doi]  [abs]
  53. Miltiades, H. B. and Wu, B., Factors affecting physician visits in Chinese and Chinese immigrant samples., Social science & medicine, vol. 66 no. 3 (February, 2008), pp. 704-14, ISSN 0277-9536 [doi]  [abs]
  54. Mao, Z. F. and Wu, B. and Zhang, J. Z., Development of village clinics in Hubei province: current status and its policy implications., in Development and Research Report in Hubei, 2008 (2008), pp. 243-69, Wuhan University Publisher., Wuhan, China:
  55. Wu, B. and Plassman, B. L. and Liang, J. and Wei, L., Cognitive function and dental care utilization among community-dwelling older adults., American journal of public health, vol. 97 no. 12 (December, 2007), pp. 2216-21, ISSN 1541-0048 [doi]  [abs]
  56. Mao, Z. and Wu, B., Urban-rural, age and gender differences in health behaviours in the Chinese population: findings from a survey in Hubei, China., Public health, vol. 121 no. 10 (October, 2007), pp. 761-4, ISSN 0033-3506 [doi]
  57. Wu, B., Dental service utilization among urban and rural older adults in China -- a brief communication., Journal of public health dentistry, vol. 67 no. 3 (Summer, 2007), pp. 185-8, ISSN 0022-4006  [abs]
  58. Wu, Y. and Huang, H. and Wu, B. and McCrone, S. and Lai, H.-J., Age distribution and risk factors for the onset of severe disability among community-dwelling older adults with functional limitations., Journal of Applied Gerontology, vol. 26 no. 3 (June, 2007), pp. 258-73, ISSN 0733-4648 [login.aspx], [doi]  [abs]
  59. Wu, B. and Xu, Q., Community-based long-term care in urban setting: the case of Shanghai., Chinese Population Studies, vol. 31 no. 3 (2007), pp. 61-70 (In Chinese.)
  60. Hu, J.P. and Zhang, J. C and Wang, L. C and Mao, Z.F. and Wu, B. et al. (Eds.), Survey of primary health clinics in Hubei. (2007), Hubei Science and Technology Publisher., Wuhan, China
  61. Emerson-Lombardo, N. B. and Wu, B. and Chang, K. and Hohnstein, J. K., Model dementia care programs for Asian Americans., in Dementia and Social Work Practice: Research and Interventions, edited by Cox, C. (2007), pp. 205-229, Springer Publishers, New York
  62. Wu, B. and Yue, Y. W. and Silverstein, N. M., Gender differences in contributory behaviors among the oldest old in the U.S. and China., Chinese Journal of Population Science no. 5 (2006), pp. 33-41, ISSN 1000-7881 (In Chinese.)  [abs]
  63. Wu, B. and Mao, S. F. and Liu, Y., Rural health care reform in China., in The State of Rural China: Chinese Peasants, Agriculture and Rural Society in the Reform Era, edited by Guang, L. et al. (2006), pp. 310-341, The Tide Time Publishing Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, China
  64. Goins, R.T. and Mitchell, J.P. and Wu, B., Service issues among rural racial and ethnic minority elders., in Service Delivery to the Rural Elderly, edited by Goins, R. T. & Crout, J. (2006), pp. 55-76, Springer Publishers, New York
  65. Emerson-Lombardo, N.B. and Volicer, L. and Martin, A, and Wu, B. and Zhang, X.W., Memory Preservation Diet™ to reduce risk and slow progression of Alzheimer’s Disease., in Research and Practice in Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Decline, edited by Vellas, B., Grundman, M., Feldman, H., Fitten, L.J., & Winblad, B., vol. 11 (2006), pp. 138-159, Serdi Publishers, Paris, France
  66. Wu, B. and Carter, M. W. and Goins, R. T. and Cheng, C., Emerging services for community-based long-term care in urban China: a systematic analysis of Shanghai's community-based agencies., Journal of aging & social policy, vol. 17 no. 4 (December, 2005), pp. 37-60, ISSN 0895-9420 [doi]  [abs]
  67. Wu, B. and Yue, Y. and Silverstein, N. and Axelrod, D. and Shou, L. and Song, P., Are contributory behaviors related to culture?: Comparison of the oldest old in the United States and in China, Ageing International, vol. 30 no. 3 (September, 2005), pp. 296-323, ISSN 0163-5158 [s12126-005-1017-8], [doi]  [abs]
  68. Aroian, K. J. and Wu, B. and Tran, T. V., Health care and social service use among Chinese immigrant elders., Research in nursing & health, vol. 28 no. 2 (April, 2005), pp. 95-105, ISSN 0160-6891 [doi]  [abs]
  69. Wu, B., Dental service utilization among urban and rural older adults in China -- a brief communication., Journal of public health dentistry, vol. 67 no. 3 (Spring, 2005), pp. 185-8, ISSN 0022-4006  [abs]
  70. Wu, B., Teaching Chinese health care professionals about community-based long-term care (CBLTC) in China., Gerontology & geriatrics education, vol. 26 no. 1 (2005), pp. 137-49, ISSN 0270-1960 [doi]  [abs]
  71. Wu, B. and Tran, T. V. and Khatutsky, G., Comparison of utilization of dental care services among Chinese- and Russian-speaking immigrant elders., Journal of public health dentistry, vol. 65 no. 2 (2005), pp. 97-103, ISSN 0022-4006  [abs]
  72. Hu, J.P. and Hu, G.S. and Hu, J.M. and Mao, Z.F. and Wu, B., et al. (Eds.), Hubei Health Services Survey (2005), Hubei Science Publisher., Wuhan, China
  73. Mao, Z.F. and Wu, B., Health behaviors and socioeconomic status., in Hubei Health Services Survey, edited by Hu, J.P., Hu, G.S., Hu, J.M., Mao, Z.F., & Wu, B. et al. (2005), pp. 140-53, Hubei Science Publisher, Wuhan, China
  74. Hu, J.P. and Wu, B. and Yang, J.R., Socio-demographic characteristics of the sample., in Hubei Health Services Survey, edited by Hu, J.P., Hu, G.S., Hu, J.M., Mao, Z.F., & Wu, B. et al. (2005), pp. 9-17, Hubei Science Publisher, Wuhan, China
  75. Wu, B. and Song, H.N. and Li, B., Women and children’s health care and immunization., in Hubei Health Services Survey, edited by Hu, J.P., Hu, G.S., Hu, J.M., Mao, Z.F., & Wu, B. et al. (2005), pp. 106-14, Hubei Science Publisher, Wuhan, China
  76. Wu, B. and Mao, Z.F. and Ni, J.T., Health-seeking behaviors among urban and rural residents., in Hubei Health Services Survey, edited by Hu, J.P., Hu, G.S., Hu, J.M., Mao, Z.F., & Wu, B. et al. (2005), pp. 154-57, Hubei Science Publisher, Wuhan, China
  77. Shen, X. and Chang, X.B. and Wu, B and, Ni, J.T. and Liu, B., Reform rural township clinics in Hubei province., in Development and Research Report in Hubei (2005), pp. 191-213, Wuhan University Publisher, Wuhan, China
  78. Wu, B. and Tran, T. V. and Amjad, Q.-A., Chronic illnesses and depression among Chinese immigrant elders, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, vol. 43 no. 2/3 (2004), pp. 79-95, ISSN 1540-4048 [login.aspx], [doi]  [abs]
  79. Walsh, E. G. and Wu, B. and Mitchell, J. B. and Berkmann, L. F., Cognitive function and acute care utilization., The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, vol. 58 no. 1 (January, 2003), pp. S38-49, ISSN 1079-5014  [abs]
  80. Wu, B., Aging in West Virginia: Findings from the 2000 Census [Report]. (September, 2003), Center on Aging, West Virginia University., Morganton, WV
  81. Wu, B., An evaluation of the emerging system of community-based long-term care for elders in urban China, Perspectives, vol. 4 no. 1 (March, 2003), pp. 19-27, Overseas Young Chinese Forum [pdf]
  82. Goins, R. T. and Mitchell, J. and Wu, B., Use of social and medical services among rural racial/ethnic minority elderly., in Best practices in service delivery to the rural elderly: A report to the Administration on Aging, edited by R. J. Ham, R. T. Goins, & D. K. Brown (March, 2003), pp. 55-62, West Virginia University, Center on Aging, Morgantown, WV
  83. Wu, B. and Pope, G. C., Left ventricular ejection fraction test rates for Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure., American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality, vol. 17 no. 2 (March-April, 2002), pp. 61-6, ISSN 1062-8606  [abs]
  84. Lombardo, N. B. and Wu, B. and Hohnstein, J. K. and Chang, K., Chinese Dementia Specialist Education Program: training Chinese American health care professionals as dementia experts., Home health care services quarterly, vol. 21 no. 1 (2002), pp. 67-86, ISSN 0162-1424  [abs]
  85. Emerson Lombardo, N. and Hohnstein, J. K. and Wu, B. and Chang, K., Training community providers as dementia care specialists for Chinese-Speaking elders, Dimensions: Newsletter of the Mental Health and Aging Network, American Society on Aging, vol. 8 no. 3 (Fall, 2001), pp. 3, American Society on Aging  [abs]
  86. Emerson Lombardo, N. and Wu, B. and K., Hohnstein J., The Chinese dementia awareness and intervention project: Raising awareness in the Chinese community., Asian Pacific Affairs, vol. 14 no. May/Jun (May-Jun, 2001), pp. 8-9, National Asian Pacific Center on Aging, Seattle, WA
  87. Wu, B. and Porell, F., Job characteristics and leisure physical activity, Journal of Aging and Health, vol. 12 no. 4 (November, 2000), pp. 538-559, Sage Publications, ISSN 0898-2643 [login.aspx], [doi]  [abs]
  88. Song, P. P. and Wu, B., Family care for elders: nursing students’ perspectives., International Medicine, vol. 17 no. 2 (2000), pp. 75-58 (In Chinese.)
  89. Wu, B. and Song, P. P., Nursing cost and financial support for elders in the U.S., International Medicine, vol. 16 no. 3 (1999), pp. 107-10 (In Chinese.)
  90. Wu, B., Private pension and women’s economic status in the U.S., Shanghai Science on Aging, vol. 3 (1999), pp. 65-68 (In Chinese.)
  91. Song, P.P. and Silverstein, N. and Wu, B., Lifestyle and health status among the oldest old in the U.S., Medicine and Society, vol. 10 no. 5 (1999), pp. 29-30 (In Chinese.)
  92. Caro, F. and Wu, B., Productive aging in the U.S., Shanghai Science on Aging, vol. 4 (1998), pp. 92-99 (In Chinese.)
  93. Song, P. P. and Wu, B., Caring for dementia patients in the U.S., East China Science and Technology, vol. 148 no. 2 (1998), pp. 41-42 (In Chinese.)
  94. Silverstein, N.M, and Wu, B., A Snapshot of the Oldest Old: Their Contributions and Concerns. (1997), Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA
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Selected Grant Support

  • Methods Core, National Institutes of Health, 1P30-NR014139-01.      
  • Trend and Trajectories of Oral Health among Older Americans, National Institutes of Health, 7R01-DE019110-03.      
  • Oral Health Disparities among Elders with and without Cognitive Impairment - Supplement, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 3R21DE016970-03S1.      
  • Epidemiological Study of Dementia in Shanghai, Shanghai Science Commission to Fudan University Institute of Neurology.      
  • Social Support, Depression, and Oral Health in Later Life, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 1R21DE019518-01.      
  • Nutritional Supplement Clinical Trial for Early Alzheimer’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Association.      
  • Chinese Dementia Care Research Center: Infrastructure, Training And Pilot Studies, NIH Fogarty International Center/National Institute on Aging, 1R21AG028180.      
  • Oral Health Disparities among Elders with and without Cognitive Impairment—Supplement, National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, 3R21DE016970.      
  • Oral Health Disparities among Elders with and without Cognitive Impairment, NIH/NIDCR, 1R21DE016970.      
  • Prevention Research to Promote and Protect Brain Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Project No. SIP 8-06, Grant No. U48/DP000051.      
  • Cognitive Function, Inflammatory Markers, and Oral Health, West Virginia University Health Sciences.      
  • Analyses of Inflammatory Markers among Older Adults in West Virginia, West Virginia University School of Dentistry.      
  • Identification of Microbial Population in Subgingival Plaque, West Virginia University School of Dentistry.      
  • Calibration for an NIH/NIDCR Funded Project: Oral Health Disparities among Elders with and without Cognitive Impairment, West Virginia University School of Dentistry.      
  • Prevention Research to Promote and Protect Brain Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.      
  • Mentorship Grant, West Virginia Health Sciences Center.      
  • E-Technology for Chinese Dementia Caregivers, National Institute on Aging, 1R43AG 026815-01A1.      
  • Systematic Evaluation of Family Planning Methods in China, Ministry of Science and Technology of China.      
  • Rural Healthy Aging Network: Alzheimer’s Supplement, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.      
  • Evaluation of Medical Devices in Rural China, Science and Technology Department of Hubei, China.      
  • Cognitive Function and Oral Health Among Older Adults Age 70 and Above in West Virginia, West Virginia University School of Dentistry.      
  • Development of Web Tool for Community Programs and Resources to Support Physical Activity in Older Adults, National Council on Aging.      
  • Rural Health Care Reform in Hubei, China, Hubei Development Commission, China..      
  • Rural Healthy Aging Research Network, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.      
  • Evaluation of West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Centers, Administration of Aging and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.      
  • Long-term Care System in Rural China, Overseas Young Chinese Forum and the 1990 Institute.      
  • Mountain State Geriatrics Education Center, Health Resources and Services Administration.      
  • Expanding Geriatrics at West Virginia University, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions.      
  • Assessing Health Care Needs and Health Service Utilization among Chinese Elders, West Virginia University Health Sciences Center.      
  • Career Opportunities in Research Education & Training (COR) Honors, National Institute of Mental Health, 5T34 MH065184.      
  • Cognitive Function with Cost and Acute Health Services Utilization, National Institute on Aging.      
  • Policy Evaluation of National Dementia Caregiver Interventions, Helen Bader Foundation.      
  • Quality Indicator Thresholds for Congestive Heart Failure, Health Care Financing Administration.      
  • Comparison Study of White, Hispanic, and Asian Non-Spouse Caregivers Use of Formal Services, Institute of Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Boston.      
  • Health Services Utilization among Chinese Immigrant Elders, New England Medical Center.      
  • Health Services Utilization among Chinese Immigrant Elders, New England Medical Center.      
  • Identification and Evaluation of In-Home Individualized Dementia Caregiving Interventions in the U.S, Retirement Research Foundation.      
  • Use of Formal Services Among Ethnic Minority Caregivers, Yat-Sun Foundation.      
  • Supplemental Informal Care with Formal Services, Graig R. Bollinger Memorial Research Grant, University of Massachusetts Boston.      
  • Boston Minority Dementia Outreach and Educational Program, National Institute on Aging, R25-AG11216.      
  • Raising Awareness and Developing Skills of Caring for Dementia Patients in the Chinese Community, Boston Foundation.      
  • Intergenerational Relationships and Family Help, French National Old-Age Insurance for Employees.      
  • The Implications of Population Aging in Urban and Rural China, United Nations Population Fund, subcontract from the China Research Center on Aging.      
  • Assessing Health Care Needs among Chinese Immigrant Elders, Charles H. Farnsworth Trust of the Medical Foundation.      


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