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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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Pillars of Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

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


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


2022 - Indiana Nurses Foundation
2021 - National Institute of Aging Research Small Business Grant
2021 - HHS Summer 2021 Research Renewal Awards
2021 - National Institute of Nursing Research
2021 - Purdue PIIN Institute Grand Challenges in Neuroscience Grant
2020 - Sigma Theta Tau International Alpha Chapter Research Grant
2019 - Johns Hopkins Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center for Minority Aging Research

Selected Publications

Xu, J., Hebdon, M., Beck, A., Cloyes, K., Mooney, K., Reblin, M., Tay, D., Osei-Appiah a E.,Ellington, L. (2022). Hospice family caregiver burden and well-being: Employment as a moderator. Accepted at Journal of Palliative Medicine

Oruche, U.M., Adams, N., Xu, J., Crowder, S., Cangany, M., Bracale, J., Ofner, S., Fulton, J. (2022). Substance Use Disorder Education in Indiana Schools of Nursing: Assessing Core Content. Accepted at Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

Cleveland, M., Schade Willis, T., Xu, J., Centers, G., Gallegos, J. (2022). Mitigating burnout in a team of pediatric cardiac critical care advanced practice providers: A team-building intervention. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. In Press.

James C., Xu, J., Coddington, J., Lalani, N. (2022). Testing a pediatric palliative care education workshop intervention. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 24(4), E166-E171.

Baumblatt G.L., Xu J., Hanson, G., Masevich, O., Wendel, P., Karavattuveetil, G., Phillips, J. (2021). When nurses are also family caregivers: The impact on organizations, individuals, and care. Nursing Outlook. 70(3), 381-390.

Hebdon M.C.T., Xu J., Clayton, M.R., Mooney, K., Ellington, L. (2021). Balancing work and hospice caregivingA closer look at burden, preparedness, and mental health. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. 63(2), 283-292.

McCullagh, M., Xu, J., Dickson, V., Tan, A., Lusk, S. (2021). Noise exposure and quality of life among nurses. Workplace Health & Safety. 70(4), 207-219.

Yang, R., Xu, D., Wang, H, Xu, J. (2021). Longitudinal trajectories of physical functioning among Chinese older adults: The role of depressive symptoms, cognitive functioning, and subjective memory. Age and Ageing. 50(5), 1682-1691.

Clark D.Y., Xu, J., Foli, K., Potetz, J. (2021). Safety competency, certification, and practical drift. Air Medical Journal. Online ahead of print. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amj.2021.10.008.

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. 17(5), P600-604.

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