Jing Wang

Jing Wang

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

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.

Courses Taught

  • NURS 601: Func & Wellbeing Older Adults


  • Ph.D., Nursing, Duke University

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

  • Wang, J., Anderson, R., Perez, J. S., Estabrooks, C. A., Berta, W., Lanham, H. J., . . . Beeber, A. (2024). Understanding Adaptive Leadership in the Context of Nursing Homes.. J Appl Gerontol, 7334648241243312. doi:10.1177/07334648241243312

  • Li, J., Wu, B., & Wang, J. (2023). Creating a supportive environment for older adults in China --exploring factors associated with the need for home modifications based on a cross-sectional survey in Central China.. BMC Geriatr, 23(1), 795. doi:10.1186/s12877-023-04458-0

  • Bankole, A. O., Jiwani, R. B., Avorgbedor, F., Wang, J., Osokpo, O. H., Gill, S. L., & Braden, C. J. (2023). Exploring illness perceptions of multimorbidity among community-dwelling older adults: A mixed methods study. Aging and Health Research, 3(4), 100158. doi:10.1016/j.ahr.2023.100158

  • Tang, X., Wang, J., Wu, B., Navarra, A. -M., Cui, X., & Wang, J. (2023). Lived experiences of maintaining self-identity among persons living with young-onset dementia: A qualitative meta-synthesis.. Dementia (London), 22(8), 1776-1798. doi:10.1177/14713012231193547

  • Wang, J., Yang, Q., & Wu, B. (2023). Effects of Care Arrangement on the Age of Institutionalization among Community-dwelling Chinese Older Adults.. J Aging Soc Policy, 35(5), 595-610. doi:10.1080/08959420.2020.1726720

  • 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. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION, 20(5), 598-603. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2019.01.123

  • Most Cited Publications