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Jinjiao Wang, PhD, RN

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)
  • Postdoctoral Program Director
  • Core Faculty, Elaine C. Hubbard Center for Nursing Research on Aging
  • Assistant Professor


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Gerontological Nursing and Health Services Research, 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


Jinjiao Wang joined the School of Nursing as an assistant professor in 2017. Wang is passionate about improving the quality, equity, and efficiency of home-based health care services for older adults. Her career as a nursing scientist has been focused on improving home health care services, interventions, and outcomes of older adults with complex medical conditions and geriatric syndromes, such as polypharmacy, depression, cognitive impairment, and functional limitations. Her scholarly work to date has been focused on the evaluation of home health care services and delivery, the examination of geriatric syndromes, and the development of innovative interventions. Wang has experience conducting studies on patient outcomes and health services delivery that involve the design and testing of pragmatic health services interventions, qualitative interviews, direct observation, and mixed method group participatory concept mapping, as well as analysis of large datasets using sophisticated statistical and data science methods. 

Current Focus

As a nurse scientist, my heart always goes to the older (and also wiser) adults. Professionally, my goal is to help older adults maintain independence and safety at home through targeted and effective home-based services, such as home health care. Currently, I am conducting large data analysis with qualitative data collection with stakeholders (patients, caregivers, home health professionals) to understand how policies, services, caregiver, and patient conditions affect the utilization, quality, and outcomes of home health care services.

Post-Doctoral Program Director, University of Rochester, School of Nursing (Post-Doctoral Program Director: Responsibilities are focused on developing and overseeing a new educational and training program for postdoctoral trainees within the School of Nursing (SON), such as 1) establish program goals and metrics to evaluate achievement of goals, 2) in conjunction with the primary mentor, monitor postdoc progress in meeting milestones (e.g., individual development plan), 3) develop and implement a strategic plan for the recruitment and retention of well-qualified postdoctoral fellows, 5) provide new and existing resources and services for postdoctoral fellows and faculty advisors, and 6) provide structure to facilitate a functional community among SON postdoctoral fellows.), ROCHESTER, NY, US. 6/2021 - Current

Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US. 7/2017 - Current

Guest lecturer, Vanderbilt University (PhD level course: “Knowledge Synthesis”), Nashville, TN, US. 1/2017 - 2017

Research Associate/Postdoctoral Fellow, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, US. 8/2015 - 2017

Teaching Assistant, Columbia University (Two graduate-level clinical courses: “Management in Advanced Practice”, “Pediatric Primary Care), New York, NY, US. 9/2013 - 5/2015

Clinic Nurse, Columbia Medical Student Outreach, New York, NY, US. 9/2011 - 5/2015

Teaching Assistant, Columbia University (Undergraduate-level clinical course: “Issues of Nursing Practice”), New York, NY, US. 5/2014 - 8/2014

Home Health Care Nurse, Bilingual Health Educator, Eagle Homecare Agency & New York Golden Eagle Senior Corporation, New York, NY, US. 9/2013 - 5/2014

Teaching Assistant, Columbia University (Graduate-level research course: “Evaluation and Application of Research”), New York, NY, US. 1/2012 - 8/2013

Staff Nurse, The Third affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, CN. 6/2009 - 5/2010

Community Health Educator, Yuancun Community Health Center, Guangzhou, CN. 6/2009 - 7/2009

Teaching Assistant, Sun Yat-Sen University (Undergraduate-level educational course, “Nursing Theories and Education”), Guangzhou, US. 9/2008 - 12/2008
Dean’s Scholarship, 2011-2015
Columbia University School of Nursing, None

Junior Investigator Intensive (JII)
US Deprescribing Research Network’s (USDeN), 2021

Professional Advancement Award
School of Nursing, University of Rochester, 2021

Faculty Senate, University of Rochester, 2021

Okura Psych-Mental Health Fellowship
Asian American/Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA), 2015

Chinese American Nurses Association Scholarship
Chinese American Nurses Associations, New York, 2013

Digitally Connected Student Fellowship
United Nations Foundation, 2012

Award for Outstanding Nursing Students
Lu-Hui-Qing Foundation for Nursing Excellence, 2010

Sun Yat-sen University Undergraduate Scholarships, 2006-2010
Sun Yat-sen University, 2010

Summa cum Laude, Dean’s List
Sun Yat-sen University, 2010

Outstanding Student Leader
Sun Yat-sen University, 2010

First-Class National Merit Scholarship, 2008 & 2009
Chinese National Education Ministry, 2009

Visiting nursing student
The University of Hong Kong, 2009

First Class Scholarship for Excellent Medical Students
Sun Yat-sen University, 2007

Award for Outstanding Contributor
8th National University Sports Games, 2007
Relationships of pain treatment with dementia and functional outcome in Medicare home health care.
Ying, M., & Li, Y.
73rd Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America, 2021
Phoenix, Arizona

Home health agencies with more socially vulnerable patients have lower experience of care ratings
Cato, K., Conwell, C., Heffner, K., Yu, F., Caprio, T. V., & Li, Y.
73rd Annual Scientific Meeting, The Gerontological Society of America, 2021
Phoenix, Arizona

Associations of pain interference with cognition and depression in Alzheimer’s Disease
21st IAGG (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics) World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2017
San Francisco, California

The impact of depression on hospitalizations and emergency department visits in home healthcare
Providing Care in the Community: Outcomes and Perspectives in Home Healthcare of Older Adults”, Symposium at The 2016 Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, 2016
New Orleans, Louisiana

The impact of depression on healthcare utilization in home care recipients with and without cancer
International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2016, 2016
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

The impact of depression on subsequent health care utilization in home health care recipients
AcademyHealth 2016 Annual Research Meeting, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts

Mental Health Disorders in the Home Care Elders: An Integrative Review
, 2015
District Of Columbia

The Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders and Risk Factors in the U.S. Home Care Elders
Eastern Nursing Research Society 2015 conference, 2015
District Of Columbia

Mental Health Disorders in the Home Care Elders: An Integrative Review
Eastern Nursing Research Society 2015 conference, 2015
District Of Columbia

Hospitalization among Home Health Care Patients
Academy Health’s 2014 Annual Research Meeting, 2014
San Diego, California

Hospitalization among Home Health Care Patients. Podium Presentation
Eastern Nursing Research Society 2014 conference, Eastern Nursing Research Society 2014 conference, 2014
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The experience of Chinese American parents of children with life-limiting illness: A comprehensive review
Chinese American Medical Society 50th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2013
New York, New York

Public Health Literacy: A Principle-based Concept Analysis
Eastern Nursing Research Society 2013 conference, 2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mao, Y., Li, Y., McGarry, B., Wang, j., & Temkin‐Greener, H. (2023). Home time and state regulations among Medicare beneficiaries in assisted living communities. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID: 38064278 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.18709

Wang, J., Mao, Y., McGarry, B., Cai, S., & Temkin‐Greener, H. (2023). Assisted living or nursing home: Who is moving in?. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID: 37449847 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.18503

Wang, J., Shen, J.Y., Yu, F., Nathan, K., Caprio, T.V., Conwell, Y., Moskow, M.S., Brasch, J.D., Simmons, S.F., Mixon, A.S., & Norton, S.A. (2023). How to Deprescribe Potentially Inappropriate Medications During the Hospital-to-Home Transition: Stakeholder Perspectives on Essential Tasks. Clinical Therapeutics. PMID: 37640614 DOI: 10.1016/j.clinthera.2023.07.023

Wang, J., Shen, J.Y., Yu, F., Nathan, K., Caprio, T.V., Conwell, Y., Moskow, M.S., Brasch, J.D., Simmons, S.F., Mixon, A.S., & Norton, S.A. (2023). Challenges in Deprescribing Among Older Adults in Post-Acute Care Transitions to Home. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. PMID: 37913819 DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2023.09.021

Wang, J., Shen, J.Y., Conwell, Y., Yu, F., Nathan, K., Heffner, K.L., Li, Y., Caprio, T.V. (2023). Antipsychotic use among older patients with dementia receiving home health care services: Prevalence, predictors, and outcomes. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID: 37671461 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.18555

Jiang, Y., & Wang, J. (2023). Technological Innovations and Data-Driven Support for Older Adults. JMIR Aging. PMID: 37163345 DOI: 10.2196/48547

Hung, A., Wang, J., Moriarty, F., Manja, V., Eshetie, V., Getachew Tegegn, H., Anderson, T.S., Radomski, T.R., & Steinman, M.A. (2023). Value assessment of deprescribing interventions: Suggestions for improvement. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID: 36808728 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.18298

Mao, Y., Li, Y., McGarry, B., Wang, J., & Temkin-Greener, H. (2022). Are online reviews of assisted living communities associated with patient‐centered outcomes?. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID: 36571798 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.18192

Wang, J., Shen, J. Y., Conwell, Y., Podsiadly, E. J., Caprio, T. V., Nathan, K., Yu, F., Ramsdale, E. E., Fick, D. M., Mixon, A. S., & Simmons, S. F. (2022). Implementation considerations of deprescribing interventions: A scoping review. Journal of Internal Medicine. PMID: 36524602 DOI: 10.1111/joim.13599

Wang, J., Shen, J.Y., Conwell, Y., Podsiadly, E.J., Caprio, T.V., Nathan, K., Yu, F., Ramsdale, E.E., Fick, D.M., Mixon, A.S., & Simmons, S.F. (2022). How “Age‐Friendly” Are Deprescribing Interventions? A Scoping Review of Deprescribing Trials. Health Services Research. PMID: 36221154 DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.14083

Wang J., Shen J.Y., Yu F., Conwell Y., Nathan K., Caprio T.V., Shah A.S., Simmons S.F., Li Y., & Ramsdale E. (2022). Medications Associated With Geriatric Syndromes (MAGS) and Hospitalization Risk in Home Health Care Patients. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. PMID: 35490716 DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2022.03.012

Wang, J., Ying, M., & Li, Y. (2022). Home Health Agencies With More Socially Vulnerable Patients Have Poorer Experience of Care Ratings. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 41 (3), 661-670. PMID: 34937402 PMCID: PMC8847326 DOI: 10.1177/07334648211053859

Wang, J., Mao, Y., McGarry, B., & Temkin-Greener, H. (2022). Post‐acute care transitions and outcomes among medicare beneficiaries in assisted living communities. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID: 35080003 PMCID: PMC9106842 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17669

Wang, J., and Cheng, Z., Kim, Y., Yu, F., Heffner, K., Quinones, M.M., & Li, Y. (2022). Pain and the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia Spectrum in Community-Dwelling Older Americans: A Nationally Representative Study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management. PMID: 35081442 PMCID: PMC9035327 DOI: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2022.01.012

Wang, J., Cato, K., Conwell, Y., Yu, F., Heffner, K., Caprio, T.V., Nathan, K., Monroe, T. B., Muench, U., & Li, Y. (2021). Pain treatment and functional improvement in home health care: Relationship with dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID: 34418061 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17420

Wang, J., Ying, M., Temkin-Greener, H., Shang., J., Caprio, T.V., & Li, Y. (2021). Utilization and Functional Outcomes Among Medicare Home Health Recipients Varied Across Living Situations. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID: 33271638 PMCID: PMC7969431 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16949

Wang, J.J., Monroe, T.B., Simning, A., Conwell, Y., Caprio, T.V., Cai, X.Y., Temkin-Greener, H., Muench, U., Yu, F., Ge, S., & Li, Y. (2021). Pain Management in Home Health Care: Relationship With Dementia and Facility Admissions. Pain Management Nursing. PMID: 32680825 PMCID: PMC8985238 DOI: 10.1016/j.pmn.2020.06.007

Wang, J., Ying, M., Temkin-Greener, H., Caprio, T.V., Yu, F., Simning, A., Conwell, Y, & Li, Y. (2021). Care‐Partner Support and Hospitalization in Assisted Living During Transitional Home Health Care. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID: 33394506 PMCID: PMC8127345 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.17005

Wang, J., Caprio, T.V., Temkin-Greener, H., Cai, X., Simning, A., & Li, Y. (2020). Relationship of Medicare–Medicaid Dual Eligibility and Dementia With Unplanned Facility Admissions Among Medicare Home Health Care Recipients. Journal of Aging and Health. PMID: 31941400 DOI: 10.1177/0898264319899211

Wang, J., Yu, F., Cai., X., Caprio, T.V., & Li, Y. (2020). Functional outcome in home health: Do racial and ethnic minority patients with dementia fare worse?. PLOS ONE. PMID: 32453771 PMCID: PMC7250428 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0233650

Wang J.J., Caprio T.V., Simning A., Shang J.J., Conwell Y., Yu F., & Li Y. (2020). Association Between Home Health Services and Facility Admission in Older Adults With and Without Alzheimer's Disease. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 21 (5). PMID: 31879184 DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.11.002

Wang J.J., Kong D.X., Sun B.C., & Dong X.Q. (2020). Health Services Utilization Among Chinese American Older Adults: Moderation of Social Support With Functional Limitation. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 39 (5), 481-489. PMID: 30033843 PMCID: PMC6312757 DOI: 10.1177/0733464818787716

Simning A., Orth J., Wang J.J. , Caprio T.V., Li Y., & Temkin-Greener H. (2020). Skilled Nursing Facility Patients Discharged to Home Health Agency Services Spend More Days at Home. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. PMID: 32294239 PMCID: PMC7363542 DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16457

Kong, D., Li M., Wong, Y.L.I., Wang, J., & Sun, B. (2019). Correlates of Emergency Department Service Utilization Among U.S. Chinese Older Adults. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 21 (5), 938-945. PMID: 30302622 PMCID: PMC6639148 DOI: 10.1007/s10903-018-0828-0

Wang, J. J., Maxwell, C. A., & Yu, F. (2019). Biological processes and biomarkers related to frailty in older adults: A state-of-the-science literature review. Biological Research for Nursing, 21 (1), 80-106. PMID: 30198309 DOI: 10.1177/1099800418798047

Kong, D., Li, M., Wang, J., Davitt, J., & Dong, X.Q. (2019). Association Between Depressive Symptoms and Health Services Utilization in U.S. Chinese Older Adults.. Gerontologist. PMID: 29546324 PMCID: PMC6524477 DOI: 10.1093/geront/gny010

Wang, J., Kong, D., Yu, F, Conwell, Y. & Dong, X.Q. (2019). Cognitive deficit, physical frailty, hospitalization and emergency department visits in later life. Aging & Mental Health. PMID: 31805771 PMCID: PMC7272280 DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2019.1699015

Wang, J., Dietrich, M. S., Bell, S. P., Maxwell, C. A., Simmons, S. F., & Kripalani, S. (2019). Changes in vulnerability among older patients with cardiovascular disease in the first 90 days after hospital discharge: A secondary analysis of a cohort study.. BMJ Open. PMID: 30700484 PMCID: PMC6352778 DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024766

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 Gerontology. DOI: 10.1177/0733464818787716

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. PMID: 30024285 DOI: 10.1080/07370016.2018.1475799

Ge, S., Wei, Z., Liu, T.T., Wang, J.J., Li, H.J., Feng, J., & Li, C.W. (2018). Alcohol use and cognitive functioning among middle-aged and older adults in China: Findings of the China health and retirement longitudinal study baseline survey. Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research. PMID: 30080253 DOI: 10.1111/acer.13861

Wang, J., Liebel, D.V., Yu, F., Caprio, T.V., & Shang, J. (2018). Inverse dose-response relationship between home health care services and rehospitalization in older adults. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. PMID: 30579919 DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.10.021

Maxwell, C., & Wang, J. (2017). Understanding Frailty: A Nurses’ Guide. Nursing Clinics of North America, 52 (3), 349-361. PMID: 28779818 DOI: 10.1016/j.cnur.2017.04.003

Cowan, R.L., Dietrich, M.S,, Bruehl, S.P., Anderson, A.R., Atalla, S., Deng, J., Wang, J., Gore, J.C., & Monroe, T.B. (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. PMID: 28968238 PMCID: PMC5676864 DOI: 10.3233/JAD-170532

Wang, J., Boehm, L. & Mion, L.C. (2017). Intrinsic capacity in older hopspitalized adults: Implications for nursing practice. Geriatric Nursing, 38 (4), 359-361. PMID: 28778277 PMCID: PMC7393792 DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2017.06.008

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 PMCID: PMC6370478 DOI: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1318258

Wang, J., Shang, J., & Kearney, J. (2016). Mental Health Disorders in Home Care Elders: An Integrative Review. Geriatric Nursing. PMID: 26607689 DOI: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2015.10.013

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. 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. 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. PMID: 24273812 DOI: 10.12968/ijpn.2013.19.7.347
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