Faculty Associates

Jiayun Xu

Contact Information
Email: jiayun@purdue.edu
Office: JNSN 230 Map
Phone: 765-494-4017
Fax: 765-494-6339
Homepage: Homepage
Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

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PhD Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing 2015

Research Interests

Family caregiving for adults with serious illness, employment/workforce, work-life, palliative care, decision making, communication

Teaching Interests

Health policy, family & caregivers, theory


2020 - Sigma Theta Tau International Alpha Chapter Research Grant
2019 - Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research
2016 - National Institute of Nursing Research
2016 - National Cancer Institute

Selected Publications

Seagle, E., Xu., J., Edwards, N., McComb, S. (2020). Social Networking, Social Support and Well-Being for the Military Spouse. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Accepted.

Xu, J., Liu, P.J., Beach, S. (2020). Multiple caregivers, many minds: Family discord and caregiver outcomes. Gerontologist. Online ahead of print. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnaa067.

Xu, J., Ellington, L., Heyman, R., Vadaparampil, S., Reblin, M. (2020). Money matters: An analysis of advanced cancer couples’ communication about financial concerns. Supportive Cancer Care. 28(5), 2239-2246. doi: 10.1007/s00520-019-05045-z.

Joo, J., Jimenez D., Xu, J., Park M. (2019). Training needs for geriatric mental health providers: preparing to serve diverse older adults. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Epub ahead of print: doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2019.03.015

Wittenberg, E., Xu, J., Goldsmith, J., Mendoza, Y. (2018). Caregiver communication about cancer: Development of a mHealth resource to support caregiver communication burden. PsychoOncology. Epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1002/pon.4950

Xu, J., Arruda, S., Gallo, J.J., Wenzel, J., Nolan, M.T., Flowers, D., Szanton, S.L., Dennison Himmelfarb, C., Han, H. (2018). Using vignettes to understand heart failure self-care. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1111/jocn.14581

Xu, J., Francis, L., Dine, J., Thomas, T.H. (2018). Unique experiences of direct entry bsn-phd nursing students: A Delphi study. Nurse Education Today. Epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2018.06.024

Xu, J., Yang, R., Wilson, A., Latimer, S., Ellington, L., Terrill, A.L., Reblin, M., Clayton, M. (2018). Using social network analysis to investigate positive EOL communication. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. Epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.04.011.

Terrill, A.L., Ellington, L., John, K.K., Latimer, S., Xu, J., Reblin, M., Clayton, M.F. (2017). Positive emotion communication: Fostering well-being at end of life. Patient Education and Counseling. Epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2017.11.018.

Kim, K., Heinze, K., Xu, J., Kurtz, M., Park, H., Foradori, M., Nolan, M.T. (2017). Theories of health care decision making at the end of life: A meta-ethnography. Western Journal of Nursing Research, Epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1177/0193945917723010.

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