Population and Health

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Bei Wu, PhD
2017-08-10

   

Bei Wu, PhD
Professor, Population and Health

E-mail: bei.wu@duke.edu

Academic Degrees
PhD, University of Massachusetts-Boston
MS, University of Massachusetts-Boston
BA, Shanghai University, P.R. China


Research Interests

    Global Health

    Aging

    Cognitive Function

    Oral Health of the Aged

    Long-term Care Policy of the Aged

    Health Unfairness

Current Research Grants
• Trend and Trajectories of Oral Health among Older Americans: The Role of Cognitive Function
• Social Support, Depression and Oral Health in Later Life
• Oral Health Disparities among Elders with and without Cognitive Impairment
• Oral Health Disparities among Elders with and without Cognitive Impairment-supply
• Chinese Dementia Care Research Center: Infrastructure, Training And Pilot Studies
• Rural Healthy Aging Network
• Prevention Research to Promote and Protect Brain Health
• Evaluation of West Virginia Aging and Disability Resource Centers
• Healthy Aging Network: Alzheimer’s Supplement
• Cognitive Function, Inflammatory Markers, and Oral Health


Selected Publications
• Liang, J. and Wu, B. and Plassman, B. L. and Beck, J., Racial disparities in trajectories of oral health, Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology (December, 2012)
• Wu, B., A part of social construction, developing a long-term care system for an aging society., China Academy of Social Science Review (October, 2012)
• Cockburn, A. F. and Dehlin, J. M. and Ngan, T. and Crout, R. and Boskovic, G. and Denvir, J. and Primerano, D. and Plassman, B. L. and Wu, B. and Cuff, C. F., High throughput DNA sequencing to detect differences in the subgingival plaque microbiome in elderly subjects with and without dementia., Investigative genetics, vol. 3 no. 1 (September, 2012), pp. 19, ISSN 2041-2223 [doi] [abs]
• Ivey, S. L. and Laditka, S. B. and Price, A. E. and Tseng, W. and Beard, R. L. and Liu, R. and Fetterman, D. and Wu, B. and Logsdon, R. G., Experiences and concerns of family caregivers providing support to people with dementia: A cross-cultural perspective, Dementia (July 2012 online ahead of print) [doi] [abs]
• Xu, L. and Wu, B. and Chi, I. and Hsiao, H., Intensity of grandparent caregiving and life satisfaction among rural chinese older adults: a longitudinal study using latent difference score analysis., Family & community health, vol. 35 no. 4 (October, 2012), pp. 287-99, ISSN 1550-5057 [doi] [abs]
• Laditka, S .B. and Tseng, W. and Price, A. E. and Ivey, S. L. and Friedman, D. B and, Liu, R. and Wu, B. and Logsdon, R. G. and Beard, R. L., Beliefs about promoting cognitive health among Filipino Americans who care for persons with dementia., Int J Aging Hum Dev., vol. 75 no. 3 (Fall, 2012), pp. 273-296
• Cao, Y. C. and Wu, B. and Dai, J. B., An analysis of content identity and supply mechanism of the demand-oriented social welfare for elderly in China., Zhejiang Social Sciences, vol. 192 (August, 2012), pp. 71-80 (in Chinese.)
• Wiener, R. C. and Wu, B. and Crout, R. J. and Plassman, B. L. and McNeil, D. W. and Wiener, M. A. and Kao, E,. and Caplan, D. J., Hygiene self-care of older adults in West Virginia: Effects of gender., Journal of Dental Hygiene, vol. 86 no. 3 (Summer, 2012), pp. 231-238 [abs]
• Wu, B. and Liang, J. and Plassman, B. L. and Remle, C. and Luo, X., Edentulism trends among middle-aged and older adults in the United States: comparison of five racial/ethnic groups., Community dentistry and oral epidemiology, vol. 40 no. 2 (April, 2012), pp. 145-53, ISSN 1600-0528 [doi] [abs]
• Wu, B. and Liang, J. and Plassman, B. L. and Remle, R. C. and Bai, L., Oral health among white, black, and Mexican-American elders: an examination of edentulism and dental caries., Journal of public health dentistry, vol. 71 no. 4 (Fall, 2011), pp. 308-17, ISSN 0022-4006 [doi] [abs]
• Wu, B. and Guo, M. and Chi, I. and Plassman, B. L., Social network and health: a comparison of Chinese older adults in Shanghai and elderly immigrants in Boston., International Journal of Social Welfare, vol. 20 no. Suppl S1 (July, 2011), pp. S59-S71, ISSN 1369-6866 [doi] [abs]
• Dai, B. and Zhou, J. and Mei, Y. J. and Wu, B. and Mao, Z., Can the New Cooperative Medical Scheme promote rural elders' access to health-care services?, Geriatrics & gerontology international, vol. 11 no. 3 (July, 2011), pp. 239-45, ISSN 1447-0594 [doi] [abs]
• Wu, B. and Yue, Y. and Mao, Z., Self-Reported Functional and General Health Status Among Older Respondents in China: The Impact of Age, Gender, and Place of Residence., Asia-Pacific journal of public health / Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (December, 2011), ISSN 1941-2479 [doi] [abs]
• Laditka, J.N. and Laditka, S.B. and Liu, R. and Price, A.E. and Wu, B. and Friedman, D.B. and Corwin, S.J. and Sharkey, J.R. and Tseng, W. and Hunter, H. and Logsdon, R.G.,Older adults' concerns about cognitive health: commonalities and differences among six United States ethnic groups., Ageing and Society, vol. 31 no. 7 (October, 2011), pp. 1202-1228 [doi] [abs]
• Wu, B. and Plassman, B. L. and Liang, J. and Remle, R. C. and Bai, L. and Crout, R. J.,Differences in self-reported oral health among community-dwelling black, Hispanic, and white elders., Journal of aging and health, vol. 23 no. 2 (March, 2011), pp. 267-88, ISSN 1552-6887 [doi] [abs]
• Olson, J. C. and Cuff, C. F. and Lukomski, S. and Lukomska, E. and Canizales, Y. and Wu, B. and Crout, R. J. and Thomas, J. G. and McNeil, D. W. and Weyant, R. J. and Marazita, M. L. and Paster, B. J. and Elliott, T., Use of 16S ribosomal RNA gene analyses to characterize the bacterial signature associated with poor oral health in West Virginia., BMC oral health, vol. 11 (March, 2011), pp. 7, ISSN 1472-6831 [doi] [abs]
• Day, K.L., Friedman, D.B., Laditka, J.N., Anderson, L.A., Hunter, R., Laditka, S.B., Wu, B., McGuire, L.C., Coy, M.C., Prevention of cognitive impairment: physician perceptions and practices., Journal of Applied Gerontology (March, 2011, early online), pp. 1-12 [0733464811401354], [doi] [abs]
• Wu, B., How can we maintain oral health in the elderly? [Editorial], Aging Health, vol. 7 no. 4 (August, 2011), pp. 509-511, ISSN 1745-509X [doi] [abs]
• Friedman, D. B. and Laditka, S. B. and Laditka, J. N. and Wu, B. and Liu, R. and Price, A. E. and Tseng, W. and Corwin, S. J. and Ivey, S. L. and Hunter, R. and Sharkey, J. R.,Ethnically diverse older adults' beliefs about staying mentally sharp., International journal of aging & human development, vol. 73 no. 1 (January, 2011), pp. 27-52, ISSN 0091-4150 [abs]
• Wu, B. and Goedereis, E. A. and Crout, R. J. and Plassman, B. L. and DiNapoli, E. A. and McNeil, D. W. and Wiener, M. and Boone, M. L. and Wiener, R. C. and Kao, E. and Bai, L., Recruitment of rural and cognitively impaired older adults for dental research., Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, vol. 30 no. 5 (September, 2010), pp. 193-9, ISSN 1754-4505 [doi] [abs]
• Wu, B. and Chi, I. and Plassman, B. L. and Guo, M., Depressive symptoms and health problems among Chinese immigrant elders in the US and Chinese elders in China., Aging & mental health, vol. 14 no. 6 (August, 2010), pp. 695-704, ISSN 1364-6915 [doi] [abs]
• Wiener, R. C. and Wu, B. and Crout, R. and Wiener, M. and Plassman, B. and Kao, E. and McNeil, D., Hyposalivation and xerostomia in dentate older adults., Journal of the American Dental Association (1939), vol. 141 no. 3 (March, 2010), pp. 279-84, ISSN 1943-4723 [abs]
• Wu, B. and Lombardo, N. and Chang, K., Dementia care programs and services for Chinese Americans in the U.S., Ageing International, v

    ol. 35 no. 2 (June, 2010), pp. 128-41, ISSN 0163-5158 [s12126-010-9055-2], [doi] [abs]
• Wu, B. and Mao, Z. and Zhong, R., Long-term care arrangements in rural China: review of recent developments., Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol. 10 no. 7 (September, 2009), pp. 472-7, ISSN 1538-9375 [doi] [abs]
• Wu, B. and Caro, F. G., Workforce issues in residential care facilities in rural China., Journal of Housing for the Elderly, vol. 23 no. 3 (July-Sept., 2009), pp. 227-42 [abs]
• Laditka, S. B. and Corwin, S. J. and Laditka, J. N. and Liu, R. and Tseng, W. and Wu, B. and Beard, R. L. and Sharkey, J. R. and Ivey, S. L., Attitudes about aging well among a diverse group of older Americans: implications for promoting cognitive health., The Gerontologist, vol. 49 Suppl 1 (June, 2009), pp. S30-9, ISSN 1758-5341 [doi] [abs]
• Wu, B. and Goins, R. T. and Laditka, J. N. and Ignatenko, V. and Goedereis, E., Gender differences in views about cognitive health and healthy lifestyle behaviors among rural older adults., The Gerontologist, vol. 49 Suppl 1 (June, 2009), pp. S72-8, ISSN 1758-5341 [doi] [abs]
• Friedman, D. B. and Laditka, J. N. and Hunter, R. and Ivey, S. L. and Wu, B. and Laditka, S. B. and Tseng, W. and Corwin, S. J. and Liu, R. and Mathews, A. E., Getting the message out about cognitive health: a cross-cultural comparison of older adults' media awareness and communication needs on how to maintain a healthy brain., The Gerontologist, vol. 49 Suppl 1 (June, 2009), pp. S50-60, ISSN 1758-5341 [doi] [abs]
• Laditka, J. N. and Beard, R. L. and Bryant, L. L. and Fetterman, D. and Hunter, R. and Ivey, S. and Logsdon, R. G. and Sharkey, J. R. and Wu, B., Promoting cognitive health: a formative research collaboration of the healthy aging research network., The Gerontologist, vol. 49 Suppl 1 (June, 2009), pp. S12-7, ISSN 1758-5341 [doi] [abs]
• Anderson, L. A. and Day, K. L. and Beard, R. L. and Reed, P. S. and Wu, B., The public's perceptions about cognitive health and Alzheimer's disease among the U.S. population: a national review., The Gerontologist, vol. 49 Suppl 1 (June, 2009), pp. S3-11, ISSN 1758-5341 [doi] [abs]
• Beard, R. L. and Fetterman, D. J. and Wu, B. and Bryant, L., The two voices of Alzheimer's: attitudes toward brain health by diagnosed individuals and support persons., The Gerontologist, vol. 49 Suppl 1 (June, 2009), pp. S40-9, ISSN 1758-5341 [doi] [abs]
• Du, M. and Jiang, H. and Tai, B. and Zhou, Y. and Wu, B. and Bian, Z., Root caries patterns and risk factors of middle-aged and elderly people in China., Community dentistry and oral epidemiology, vol. 37 no. 3 (June, 2009), pp. 260-6, ISSN 1600-0528 [doi] [abs]



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