Faculty Associates

Marian Liu

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

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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


2020 - U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, Administration for Community Living
2020 - University of Illinois, Chicago
2019 - State of Montana
2019 - Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging
2018 - U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime
2017 - U.S Department of Health and Human Service, Administration for Community Living
2017 - UCSF Pepper Center Research Career Development Award
2017 - The SCAN Foundation
2016 - California Department of Social Services

Selected Publications

Liu, P., Hernández Chilatra, J. A., Phelan, A. (2021). Examining nurses’ role in Adult Protective Services related to safeguarding older people. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 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. 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. doi:10.1080/01634372.2020.1870605.

Liu, P., & Ross, L. (2020). Adult Protective Services training: A brief report on the state of the nation. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. doi: 10.1080/08946566.2020.1845271.

Schwab-Reese, L. M., Murfree, L., Coppola, E. C., Liu, P., & Hunter, A. A. (2020). Homicide- suicide across the lifespan: A mixed methods examination of factors contributing to older adult perpetration. Aging and Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2020.1795620.

Xu, J., Liu, P., & Beach, S. (2020). Multiple caregivers, many minds: Family discord and caregiver. The Gerontologist. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnaa067.

Liu, P., Stratton, S. K., Hass, Z., & Conrad, K. J. (2020). Can standardized measures provide helpful feedback about Adult Protective Services substantiation? Pilot data from a short self-neglect assessment. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 32(3), 259-274. doi:10.1080/08946566.2020.1742837.

Liu, P. & Anetzberger, G. J. (2019). Adult Protective Services. In D. Gu, & M. Dupre (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. New York: Springer.

Liu, P., Conrad, K. J., Beach, S., Iris, M., & Schiamberg, L. (2019). The importance of investigating abuser characteristics in elder emotional/psychological abuse: Results from adult protective services data. The Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 74(5), 897-907. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbx064.

Conrad, K. J., Liu, P., & Iris, M. (2019). Examining the role of substance abuse in elder mistreatment: Results from mistreatment investigations. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(2), 366-391. doi: 10.1177/0886260516640782.

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