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Pi-Ju (Marian) Liu

Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Faculty Associate, Center on Aging and the Life Course

Courtesy Appointments

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Elder Abuse, Neglect/Self-Neglect, Financial Exploitation, Fraud/Scam
  • Adult Protective Services

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Developmental Health and Wellness
  • Healthy Lifestyles and Vital Longevity
  • Sustainable Organizations and Thriving Communities

School of Nursing Research Area(s)

  • Care of the Older Adult
  • Health Policy and Evaluation
  • Health Promotion and Population Health
  • Healthcare Systems and Organizations


Dr. Liu conducts applied research around elder justice and care issues, covering topics on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. She works with Adult Protective Services (APS) at the national, state (CaliforniaMontana, Indiana, Utah), and county level (San FranciscoNapa) to measure effective service and outcomes using the Identification, Services, and Outcomes Matrix. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed publications through her grants, she has impacted elder justice policy in areas such as creating a blueprint for a statewide APS data system in California, advocating for additional training for APS workforce nationwide, identifying effective APS services for elder abuse victims/survivors, and providing additional long-term services and supports for people with both Medicare and Medicaid.


  • PhD, 2014, Claremont Graduate University
  • BA, 2008, National Taiwan University


Current Courses

  • NURS 525 - Nursing Informatics

Selected Honors/Awards

  • Health and Aging Policy Fellow - 2023-2024
  • Office of Engagement Faculty Engagement Scholar Award, Purdue University - April 2022
  • Rosalie S. Wolf Memorial Award, National Adult Protective Services Association - August 2019

Selected Grants

  • Principal Investigator, In-Depth Analysis on Indiana Adult Protective Services’ Operational Plan (FSSA 22068338). Period: 07/01/22 - 09/30/23. Total: $249,787.
  • Principal Investigator, Pathways to Safety for At-Risk Adults Experiencing Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation: Bridges from Adult Protective Services to Community-Based Services (EJIG 90EJIG0021-01-00). Period: 09/01/21 - 08/31/23. Total: $989,034.
  • Evaluator, National Adult Protective Services Training Center (EJRC 90EJRC0001-01-00). National Adult Protective Services Association (PI). Period: 09/01/21 - 09/30/23. Total: $3,000,000.
  • Principal Investigator, Evaluation of California Adult Protective Services’ Use of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 (CDSS 20-3163). Period: 04/01/21 - 09/30/23. Total: $379,979.
  • Principal Investigator, Telling the Story of Adult Protective Services: Piloting California Adult Protective Services Identification, Services, and Outcomes (ISO) Matrix (EJIG 90EJIG0017-01-00). Period: 09/30/17 - 09/29/19. Total: $992,500.

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