Yujun Liu, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Yujun Liu
Title: Assistant Professor
Division: Gerontology/Leadership in Aging Services
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 157
Office Phone: 815-753-1301
Office Fax: 815-753-1321
Email: lyujun@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 486/586: Aging and the Family
  • GERO365: Introduction to Gerontology

Educational Background

  • Postdoc, Brandeis University
  • Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Human Development
  • M.P.H. Virginia Tech, Public Health
  • M.S.W., Washington University in St. Louis, Social Work 
  • B.A., China Agricultural University (Beijing), Public Administration

Research Interests

  • Aging and Health
  • Cognitive Function
  • Family Caregiving

Selected Publications

Liu, Y., & Lachman, M. (2019). Socioeconomic status and parenting style from childhood: Long-term effects of cognitive function at mid and later life. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Liu, Y., & Lachman, M. (2019). Physical and cognitive activity as mediators of the relationship between education and cognition in later life. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

Liu, Y., Fu., R., Roberto, K. A., & Savla, J. (2019). Depressive symptoms among adult children caregivers in China: Moderating effects of working status and gender. Aging and Mental Health

Liu, Y., Dou, X. & Perry, T. (2018). Return migration in later life in mainland China: Motivations, patterns and influences. Aging International

Liu, Y., Xie, Y., Brossoie, N., Roberto, K. A., & Redican, K. J. (2017). Alcohol consumption and factors associated with depressive symptoms among older adults in mainland China. American Journal of Health Education, 46(6), 400-48. 


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