Dr. Wang joined the School of Nursing as an assistant professor in 2017. She is passionate about improving the quality, equity, and efficiency of home-based health care services for older adults. Her career as a nursing scientist has been focused on improving home health care and health outcomes of older adults with complex medical conditions and geriatric syndromes, such as depression, cognitive impairment, and functional limitations. Her scholarly work to date has been focused on the evaluation of home health care services and delivery, the examination of geriatric syndromes, and the development of innovative interventions. Dr. Wang has experience conducting studies on patient outcomes and health services delivery that involve longitudinal data collection, qualitative interviews and direct observation, as well as analysis of large datasets using sophisticated statistical methods. 

Current Focus

"As a nurse scientist, my heart always goes to the older (and also wiser) adults. Professionally, my goal is to help older adults maintain independence and safety at home through targeted and effective home-based services, such as home health care. Currently, I am conducting large data analysis with qualitative data collection with stakeholders (patients, caregivers, home health professionals) to understand how policies, services, caregiver, and patient conditions affect the utilization, quality, and outcomes of home health care services."

Professional Experience
Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 7/2017 - Current

Guest lecturer, Vanderbilt University (PhD level course: “Knowledge Synthesis”), Nashville, TN, US. 1/2017 - 2017

Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US. 8/2015 - 2017

Teaching Assistant, Columbia University (Two graduate-level clinical courses: “Management in Advanced Practice”, “Pediatric Primary Care), New York, NY, US. 9/2013 - 5/2015

Clinic Nurse, Columbia Medical Student Outreach, New York, NY, US. 9/2011 - 5/2015

Teaching Assistant, Columbia University (Undergraduate-level clinical course: “Issues of Nursing Practice”), New York, NY, US. 5/2014 - 8/2014

Home Health Care Nurse, Bilingual Health Educator, Eagle Homecare Agency & New York Golden Eagle Senior Corporation, New York, NY, US. 9/2013 - 5/2014

Teaching Assistant, Columbia University (Graduate-level research course: “Evaluation and Application of Research”), New York, NY, US. 1/2012 - 8/2013

Staff Nurse, The Third affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, CN. 6/2009 - 5/2010

Community Health Educator, Yuancun Community Health Center, Guangzhou, CN. 6/2009 - 7/2009

Teaching Assistant, Sun Yat-Sen University (Undergraduate-level educational course, “Nursing Theories and Education”), Guangzhou, US. 9/2008 - 12/2008

Dean’s Scholarship, 2011-2015
Columbia University School of Nursing, None

Okura Psych-Mental Health Fellowship
Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA), 2015

Chinese American Nurses Association Scholarship
Chinese American Nurses Associations, New York, 2013

Digitally Connected Student Fellowship
United Nations Foundation, 2012

Sun Yat-sen University Undergraduate Scholarships, 2006-2010
Sun Yat-sen University, 2010

Award for Outstanding Nursing Students
Lu-Hui-Qing Foundation for Nursing Excellence, 2010

Outstanding Student Leader
Sun Yat-sen University, 2010

Summa cum Laude, Dean’s List
Sun Yat-sen University, 2010

First-Class National Merit Scholarship, 2008 & 2009
Chinese National Education Ministry, 2009

Visiting nursing student
The University of Hong Kong, 2009

Award for Outstanding Contributor
8th National University Sports Games, 2007

First Class Scholarship for Excellent Medical Students
Sun Yat-sen University, 2007

Associations of pain interference with cognition and depression in Alzheimer’s Disease
21st IAGG (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2017
San Francisco, California

The impact of depression on hospitalizations and emergency department visits in home healthcare
Providing Care in the Community: Outcomes and Perspectives in Home Healthcare of Older Adults”, Symposium at The 2016 Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana

The impact of depression on healthcare utilization in home care recipients with and without cancer
International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2016, 2016
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The impact of depression on subsequent health care utilization in home health care recipients
AcademyHealth 2016 Annual Research Meeting, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts

Mental Health Disorders in the Home Care Elders: An Integrative Review
, 2015
District Of Columbia

The Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders and Risk Factors in the U.S. Home Care Elders
Eastern Nursing Research Society 2015 conference, 2015
District Of Columbia

Mental Health Disorders in the Home Care Elders: An Integrative Review
Eastern Nursing Research Society 2015 conference, 2015
District Of Columbia

Hospitalization among Home Health Care Patients
Academy Health’s 2014 Annual Research Meeting, 2014
San Diego, California

Hospitalization among Home Health Care Patients. Podium Presentation
Eastern Nursing Research Society 2014 conference, Eastern Nursing Research Society 2014 conference, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The experience of Chinese American parents of children with life-limiting illness: A comprehensive review
Chinese American Medical Society 50th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2013
New York, New York

Public Health Literacy: A Principle-based Concept Analysis
Eastern Nursing Research Society 2013 conference, 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wang J.J., Kong D.X., Sun B.C., & Dong X.Q. (2020). Health Services Utilization Among Chinese American Older Adults: Moderation of Social Support With Functional Limitation. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 39 (5), 481-489. PMID: 30033843 DOI: 10.1177/0733464818787716

Wang J.J., Caprio T.V., Simning A., Shang J.J., Conwell Y., Yu F., & Li Y. (2020). Association Between Home Health Services and Facility Admission in Older Adults With and Without Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 21 (5). PMID: 31879184 DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.11.002

Simning A., Orth J., Wang J.J. , Caprio T.V., Li Y., & Temkin-Greener H. (2020). Skilled Nursing Facility Patients Discharged to Home Health Agency Services Spend More Days at Home. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID: 32294239 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16457

Wang, J. J., Maxwell, C. A., & Yu, F. (2019). Biological processes and biomarkers related to frailty in older adults: A state-of-the-science literature review. Biological Research for Nursing, 21 (1), 80-106. PMID: 30198309 DOI: 10.1177/1099800418798047

Wang, J., Maxwell, C.A., Fang, Y. (2019). Biological Processes and Biomarkers Related to Frailty in Older Adults: A State-of-the-Science Literature Review. SAGE Journals, 21 (1), 80-106. DOI: 10.1177/1099800418798047

Wang, J., Dietrich, M. S., Bell, S. P., Maxwell, C. A., Simmons, S. F., & Kripalani, S. (2019). Changes in vulnerability among older patients with cardiovascular disease in the first 90 days after hospital discharge: A secondary analysis of a cohort study.. BMJ Open. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024766

Wang, J., Kong, D., Sun, B. C., Dong, X. (2018). Health services utilization among Chinese American older adults: Moderation of social support with functional limitations. Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Ge, S., Wei, Z., Liu, T. T., Wang, J. J., Li, H. J., Feng, J., & Li, C. W. (2018). Alcohol use and cognitive functioning among middle-aged and older adults in China: Findings of the China health and retirement longitudinal study baseline survey. Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research, 42 (10), 2054-2060. PMID: 30080253 DOI: 10.1111/acer.13861

Wang, J., Liebel, D. V., Yu, F., Caprio, T. V., & Shang, J. (2018). Inverse dose-response relationship between home health care services and rehospitalization in older adults. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. PMID: 30579919 DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.10.021

Wang, J. J., Simmons, S. F., Maxwell, C. A., Schlundt, D. G., & Mion, L. C. (2018). Home health nurses' perspectives and care processes related to older persons with frailty and depression: A mixed method pilot study. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 35 (3), 118-136. PMID: 30024285 DOI: 10.1080/07370016.2018.1475799

Cowan RL, Dietrich MS, Bruehl SP, Anderson AR, Atalla S, Deng J, Wang J, Gore JC, Monroe TB (2017). Sex Differences in the Psychophysical Response to Contact Heat in Moderate Cognitive Impairment Alzheimer's Disease: A Cross-Sectional Brief Report. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 60 (4), 1633-1640. PMID: 28968238 PMCID: PMC5676864 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-170532

Maxwell, C., & Wang, J. (2017). Understanding Frailty: A Nurses’ Guide. Nursing Clinics of North America, 52 (3), 349-361. PMID: 28779818 DOI: 10.1016/j.cnur.2017.04.003

Wang, J.; Boehm, L.; Mion, L.C (2017). Intrinsic capacity in older hospitalized adults: Implications for nursing practice. Geriatric Nursing, 38 (4), 359-361. PMID: 28778277 DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.06.008

Wang, J., Boehm, L. & Mion, L.C. (2017). Intrinsic capacity in older hopspitalized adults: Implications for nursing practice. Geriatric Nursing, 38 (4), 359-361. PMID: 28778277 DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.06.008

Wang, J., Dietrich, M. S., Simmons, S. F., Cowan, R. L., & Monroe, T. B (2017). Pain interference and depressive symptoms in communicative people with Alzheimer's disease: a pilot study. Aging & Mental Health. PMID: 28466655 DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1318258

Wang, J., Shang, J., Kearney, J (2016). Mental Health Disorders in Home Care Elders: An Integrative Review. Geriatric Nursing, 37 (1), 44-60. PMID: 26607689 DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2015.10.013

Wang, J., Kearney, J., Jia, H., & Shang, J (2016). Mental health disorders in elderly people receiving home care: Prevalence and correlates in the national U.S. population. Nursing Research, 65 (2), 107-116. PMID: 26938359 DOI: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000147

Wang, J., Shang, J., Jia, H., & Kearney, J (2016). Critical association between mental health disorders and medical status: Depression intervention use indicates a two-fold risk for subsequent medical events in older American home health care patients. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 42 (10), 45-55. PMID: 27379455 DOI: 10.3928/00989134-20160701-03

Wang, J., & Kearney, J. A (2013). The experience of Chinese American parents of children with life-limiting illness: A comprehensive review. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 19 (7), 347-354. PMID: 24273812 DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2013.19.7.347