Faculty Associates

Marian Liu

Contact Information
Email: marianliu@purdue.edu
Office: 247A JNSN Map
Phone: 765-496-0615
Homepage: Homepage
Associate Professor of Nursing

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Pillars of Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

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


PhD Claremont Graduate University Applied Developmental Psychology 2014

Research Interests

Elder abuse and neglect; financial exploitation, fraud, and scam; Adult Protective Services; healthcare and financial decision making across the lifespan; healthcare policy evaluation; elder justice

Teaching Interests

Human development, aging, psychology, elder abuse and neglect, health policy


2023 - California Department of Social Services
2023 - U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living
2023 - The Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity Signature Research Area's Synergistic Connections between Life and Social Sciences Award
2022 - California Department of Social Services
2022 - Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
2021 - California Department of Social Services
2021 - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (2)
2020 - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living
2020 - University of Illinois, Chicago
2019 - State of Montana
2019 - Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging

Selected Publications

Wood, S., Hengerer, D., Hanoch, Y., Liu, P., Xi, P., Paul, J., & Klapatch, L. (2023). Why comply? Risk and efficacy perceptions drive compliance in mass marketing scams. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. doi: 10.1080/08946566.2023.2197268

Caspi, E., Xue, W., & Liu, P. (2023). Theft of controlled substances in long-term care homes: An exploratory study. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 42(7), 1588-1599. doi: 10.1177/07334648231153731

Liu, P., Hass, Z., Stratton, S. K., Conrad, K. M. & Conrad, K. J. (2022). Examining Adult Protective Services outcomes: Services associated with the decrease of mistreatment differed by elder mistreatment type. The Gerontologist, 62(9), 1359-1368. doi:10.1093/geront/gnac040

Steinman, K. J., Liu, P., Anetzberger, G., Rockwood, A. P., Teferra, A. A., & Ejaz, F. K. (2022). Using administrative data from Adult Protective Services: Opportunities and considerations. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 34(1), 77-92. doi:10.1080/08946566.2021.2020700

Liu, P., Caspi, E., & Cheng, C. (2022). Complaints matter: Seriousness of elder mistreatment citations in nursing homes nationwide. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 41(4), 908-917. doi: 10.1177/07334648211043063

Liu, P., Wang, A., Schwab-Reese, L. M., & Stratton, S. K. (2022). Elder mistreatment victims during the COVID-19 pandemic: Administrative data from San Francisco Adult Protective Services. Journal of Family Violence, 37, 1027-1040. doi: 10.1007/s10896-021-00305-1

Liu, P., & Delagrammatikas, L. (2021). Adult Protective Service's role in addressing older and dependent adult abuse in the age of COVID. Frontiers in Public Health, 9(659640), 1-4. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2021.659640

Liu, P., Hernandez Chilatra, J. A., Phelan, A. (2021). Examining nurses' role in Adult Protective Services related to safeguarding older people. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 77(5), 2481-2497. doi: 10.1111/jan.14792

Conrad, K. J., Liu, P., Hass, Z., & Conrad, K. M. (2021). Balancing practicality and validity of elder abuse identification measures: Using data from Adult Protective Services investigations. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 33(1), 47-64. doi: 10.1080/08946566.2021.1876579

Liu, P., Neumann, A., Radcliffe, K., & Chodos, A. (2021). Adult Protective Services training: Insights from California caseworkers. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 64(3), 274-290. doi: 10.1080/01634372.2020.1870605

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