Faculty Associates

Donna Xu

Contact Information
Email: xu976@purdue.edu
Office: JNSN 250 Map
Phone: 765-494-4028
Fax: 765-494-6339
Homepage: Homepage
Associate Professor of Nursing

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Pillars of Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Integrative Health Care in Later Life; Social Contexts and Policy for Optimal Aging


PhD University of Minnesota Health Services, Policy and Administration 2016

Research Interests

aging and long-term care, health outcomes and policy, quality of care, quality of life and prevention and management of chronic conditions

Teaching Interests

gerontology, biostatistics and evidence-based practice


2021 - National Institute on Aging
2020 - CEREBBRAL Pilot Grant, Purdue University
2020 - Minnesota Department of Human Service & University of Minnesota

Selected Publications

Moffat LM, & Xu D. (2022). Accuracy Of Machine Learning Models To Predict In-hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Systematic Review. Clinical Nurse Specialist: The Journal For Advanced Nursing Practice. 36(1):29-44.

Mayer L, Xu D, & Edwards N. (2022). A Comparison Of Voice Recognition Program And Traditional Keyboard Charting For Nurse Documentation. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 40(2):138.

Yang R, Xu D, Wang H, & Xu J. (2021). Longitudinal Trajectory Of Physical Functioning Among Chinese Older Adults: The Modifying Role Of Depressive Symptoms, Cognitive Functioning, And Subjective Memory. Age And Ageing. 50(5):1682-1691.

Zhang H, Wu F, Yi H, Xu D, Jiang N, Li Y, Li M, & Wang K. (2021). Gender Differences In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Symptom Clusters: A Cross-sectional Study. International Journal Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 16:1101-1107.

Xu D, & Simpson VL. (2022). Subjective Well-being, Depression, And Delays In Care Among Older Adults: Dualeligible Versus Medicare-only Beneficiaries. Journal Of Applied Gerontology. 41(1):158-166.

Xu D, Newell MD, & Francis AL. (2021). Fall-related Injuries Mediate The Relationship Between Self-reported Hearing Loss And Mortality In Middle-aged And Older Adults. The Journals Of Gerontology: Series A. 76(9):e213- E220.

Simpson VL, & Xu D. (2020). Difficulties With Health Self-management By Older Adults: The Role Of Well-being. Geriatric Nursing, 984-991.

Drew JAR, & Xu D. (2020). Trends In Fatal And Nonfatal Injuries Among Older Americans, 2004-2017. American Journal Of Preventive Medicine, 59(1):3-11.

Ling J, Xu D, Robbins LB, & Meyer JS. (2020). Does Hair Cortisol Really Reflect Perceived Stress? Findings From Lowincome Mother-preschooler Dyads. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 111: 104478.

Ling J, Xu D, Robbins LB, & Kao TS. (2020) Obesity And Hair Cortisol: Relationships Varied Between Low-income Preschoolers And Mothers. Maternal And Child Health Journal, 24: 1495-1504.

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