Jiayun Xu, PhD, RN


  • PhD, Johns Hopkins University, School of Nursing
  • BSN, University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing
  • Certificates in International Studies & Asian Studies, University of Pittsburgh



Dr. Xu’s research is focused on chronic disease management and family caregiving across the chronic disease trajectory (diagnosis to the end of life). Specifically, her program of research centers on improving health outcomes for unpaid family caregivers who work outside of the home.  She is developing sustainable interventions to maximize existing support structures and enhancing workplace policies to support working caregivers.  Her work represents the intersection between chronic disease management, family dynamics, workforce, and policy research.  She uses quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods designs.  Outside of this research focus, she has a passion for developing nursing science globally.  She serves as a Board Member for the International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN).  As a former American Academy of Nursing Jonas Policy Scholar (2015-2017), she has an interest in health policy and currently teaches courses on this topic.  

Area(s) of Specialization

  • Caregiving
  • Employment/Workplace
  • Family
  • Palliative Care

Current Publications (PDF)

Jiayun Xu
Assistant Professor

Phone: 494-4017
Office: JNSN 230
E-mail: jiayun@purdue.edu

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