Jing Wang

Assistant Professor
Phone: (603) 862-3210
Office: UNH CHHS Nursing Department, Hewitt Hall, Durham, NH 03824
Jing Wang, Assistant Professor of Nursing

Jing Wang, PhD, RN, FAAN. I am passionate about global research, education, and practice aimed at facilitating transdisciplinary and cross-cultural collaborations to improve the well-being of older adults and their caregivers. I was selected as a 2022 fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) for my active leadership in research and service.

My interdisciplinary and international training in nursing and global health at Fudan University, Duke University, and UNC at Chapel Hill has prepared me well to lead qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method studies that focus on long-term care (LTC) and healthy aging. I have made contributions to the improvement of care quality, well-being, and health equity for persons with dementia and their caregivers through my active leadership engagement in research and my service as an executive committee member of professional societies and consultant for the government LTC oversight body. My passion and interest lie in understanding the relevance of person-centered care for older adults across settings and cultures. In particular, I am interested in understanding how older adults can be more meaningfully engaged in nurturing caring relationships that promote and maintain normality in their life.


  • Ph.D., Nursing, Duke University

Research Interests

  • Long Term Care
  • Dementia
  • Older Adults
  • Caregivers
  • Cognitive Disorders/Impairment
  • Quality of Care
  • Oral Health
  • Global Health

Courses Taught

  • NURS 601: Func & Wellbeing Older Adults

Selected Publications

Bian, X., Wang, J., & Wang, J. (2023). Translation and psychometric testing of the sense of competence in Dementia Care Staff Scale in Chinese amongst dementia care staff in nursing homes of China.. BMC Geriatr, 23(1), 158. doi:10.1186/s12877-023-03845-x

Zhu, Z., Qi, X., Pei, Y., Wang, J., & Wu, B. (2023). Longitudinal relationships in the psychopathology of depressive symptoms in middle-aged and older adults in China.. Aging Ment Health, 27(9), 1692-1701. doi:10.1080/13607863.2022.2164253

Wang, J., Huang, Y., Zhang, Y., Wu, F., & Wu, B. (2022). Domestic Helpers as Frontline Workers in Home-Based Long-Term Care in China: Opportunities and Challenges.. J Aging Soc Policy, 1-20. doi:10.1080/08959420.2022.2120323

Estabrooks, C., Song, Y., Anderson, R., Beeber, A., Berta, W., Chamberlain, S., . . . Norton, P. (2022). The Influence of Context on Implementation and Improvement: Protocol for a Mixed Methods, Secondary Analyses Study.. JMIR Res Protoc, 11(9), e40611. doi:10.2196/40611

Wang, J., Bian, X., & Wang, J. (2022). Understanding person-centered dementia care from the perspectives of frontline staff: Challenges, opportunities, and implications for countries with limited long-term care resources.. Geriatr Nurs, 46, 39-45. doi:10.1016/j.gerinurse.2022.04.020

Yuan, L., Chang, M., & Wang, J. (2021). Abdominal obesity, body mass index and the risk of frailty in community-dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.. Age Ageing, 50(4), 1118-1128. doi:10.1093/ageing/afab039

Chu, C. H., Wang, J., Fukui, C., Staudacher, S., A Wachholz, P., & Wu, B. (2021). The Impact of COVID-19 on Social Isolation in Long-term Care Homes: Perspectives of Policies and Strategies from Six Countries.. J Aging Soc Policy, 33(4-5), 459-473. doi:10.1080/08959420.2021.1924346

Li, J., Wang, J., Wu, B., Xu, H., Wu, X., Zhou, L., & Deng, B. (2020). Association Between Early Cognitive Impairment and Midterm Functional Outcomes Among Chinese Acute Ischemic Stroke Patients: A Longitudinal Study. FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY, 11. doi:10.3389/fneur.2020.00020

Wang, J., Wu, B., Bowers, B. J., Lepore, M. J., Ding, D., McConnell, E. S., & Corazzini, K. N. (2019). Person-Centered Dementia Care in China: A Bilingual Literature Review. GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRIC MEDICINE, 5, 1-11. doi:10.1177/2333721419844349

Corazzini, K. N., Anderson, R. A., Bowers, B. J., Chu, C. H., Edvardsson, D., Fagertun, A., . . . WE-THRIVE. (2019). Toward Common Data Elements for International Research in Long-term Care Homes: Advancing Person-Centered Care. In JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION Vol. 20 (pp. 598-603). doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2019.01.123

Most Cited Publications