Jianghong Liu, PhD

Professor of Nursing Marjorie O. Rendell Endowed Professor in Healthy Transitions Faculty Director of Global Health Minor, School of Nursing

Courses Taught

NURS 3270/5270: Foundations of Global Health, NURS 3430: Exploring Traditional Chinese Medicine (Penn Global Seminar), NURS 1030: Psychological and Social Diversity in Health and Wellness

Brief Bio

Dr. Liu is currently leading a team on several projects, both in the U.S. and internationally. As director of the NIH-funded China Jintan Child Health Project, Dr. Liu is following more than 1,000 children in Jintan city, China from pre-school into adolescence to understand the influence of exposure to environmental lead, nutrition, and psychosocial factors on their behavior.  Dr. Liu also leads the follow-up study of the original, Philadelphia’s Healthy Brain and Behavior Study which studied 450 community children in 2010, and continued following up recently to study early biological, environmental, and social factors on adolescent’s behavior development and health outcomes. Her research goal is to shape policy, practice, and education to improve children’s and adolescent’s health and well-being.