A photo of Pi-Ju (Marian) Liu, PhD.Marian (Pi-Ju) Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Faculty Associate, Center on Aging and the Life Course, Purdue University

Co-Chair, National Adult Protective Services Association's Research-to-Practice Interest Group

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Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor at Purdue School of Nursing and a Faculty Associate in the Center on Aging and the Life Course at Purdue University. She conducts applied and translational research around elder justice issues, covering topics on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. She works with Adult Protective Services at county, state, and national levels to improve lives of older and dependent adults at-risk of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. She has impacted elder justice policy in California in areas such as building a statewide data system for Adult Protective Services, advocating for additional training for Adult Protective Services caseworkers and supervisors, providing effective services for elder abuse victims, and providing additional long-term services and supports for people with both Medicare and Medicaid. She is also the Co-Chair of the National Adult Protective Services Association’s Research-to-Practice Interest Group. Prior to joining Purdue University, Dr. Liu was an Assistant Professor at University of California, San Francisco.

Keywords: elder justice; adult protective services; abuse, neglect, exploitation, self-neglect