Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Gerontological Nursing, 2017. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, TN
PhD in Nursing Science, 2015. Columbia University. New York, NY
Master of Philosophy in Nursing Science, 2013. Columbia University. New York, NY
Bachelor of Medicine in Nursing Science, 2010. Sun Yat-sen University, School of Nursing. Guangzhou, CHINA
Dr. Wang joined the School of Nursing as an assistant professor in 2017. She conducts research to improve the care for geriatric syndromes (e.g., frailty, depressive symptoms) among older community-dwelling adults through home health-delivered interventions. She has conducted studies to examine: 1) the home health care delivery model in the older population, with a focus on the barriers and facilitators to the care for frailty and depressive symptoms; 2) differences in frailty between older hospitalized patients discharged to different post-acute care services, i.e., home health care vs. home with self-care; and 3) trajectories of frailty among older patients for up to six months after hospital discharge, associations with the usage of home health services, and adverse outcomes. Currently, she is developing programs to educate home health nurses on geriatric syndromes to implement health coaching interventions in the community.
Areas of Expertise
Care Strategies : Behavioral Change
Level of Care : Chronic Illness / Disability
Populations : Older Adults
Level of Care : Prevention
"I am a nurse scientist and my heart always goes to the older folks. Professionally, my goal is to help older adults maintain independence and safety while staying at home. Specifically, I am interested in how physical frailty and depressive symptoms, as well as other geriatric syndromes, can be assessed and addressed early in the course of development using home health care inititated interventions."
Wang, J. J., Simmons, S. F., Maxwell, C. A., Schlundt, D. G., & Mion, L. C. (2018). Home health nurses' perspectives and care processes related to older persons with frailty and depression: A mixed method pilot study.Journal of Community Health Nursing, 35 (3), 118-136. PMID: 30024285 DOI: 10.1080/07370016.2018.1475799
Wang, J., Kong, D., Sun, B. C., Dong, X. (2018). Health services utilization among Chinese American older adults: Moderation of social support with functional limitations.Journal of Applied Geontology.
Cowan RL, Dietrich MS, Bruehl SP, Anderson AR, Atalla S, Deng J, Wang J, Gore JC, Monroe TB (2017). Sex Differences in the Psychophysical Response to Contact Heat in Moderate Cognitive Impairment Alzheimer's Disease: A Cross-Sectional Brief Report.Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 60 (4), 1633-1640. PMID: 28968238 PMCID: PMC5676864 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-170532
Wang, J., Dietrich, M. S., Simmons, S. F., Cowan, R. L., & Monroe, T. B (2017). Pain interference and depressive symptoms in communicative people with Alzheimer's disease: a pilot study.Aging & Mental Health. PMID: 28466655 DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1318258
Wang, J., Kearney, J., Jia, H., & Shang, J (2016). Mental health disorders in elderly people receiving home care: Prevalence and correlates in the national U.S. population.Nursing Research, 65 (2), 107-116. PMID: 26938359 DOI: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000147
Wang, J., Shang, J., Jia, H., & Kearney, J (2016). Critical association between mental health disorders and medical status: Depression intervention use indicates a two-fold risk for subsequent medical events in older American home health care patients.Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 42 (10), 45-55. PMID: 27379455 DOI: 10.3928/00989134-20160701-03
Wang, J., & Kearney, J. A (2013). The experience of Chinese American parents of children with life-limiting illness: A comprehensive review.International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 19 (7), 347-354. PMID: 24273812 DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2013.19.7.347