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Bei Wu

Consulting Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710
311 Trent Drive, Room 1021, Durham, NC 27710

Overview


Bei Wu, PhD, is Pauline Gratz Professor of Nursing, Director for International Research at the School of Nursing, and a member of the Global Health Institute. She is also a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. Dr. Wu’s areas of research expertise include aging and global health.

Dr. Wu received her M.S. and Ph.D. in gerontology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE). She is an internationally known expert on China’s long-term care policy and system development. She has worked closely with several schools of public health and schools of nursing in China on educational and research initiatives, such as conducting joint research projects, providing lectures, making presentations, and organizing professional conferences/training workshops. As the Principal Investigator, Dr. Wu has led many National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) funded projects on aging and health related issues including long-term care, dementia, caregiving, oral health, and health services utilization. She is also the Methods Core Director for the recently NIH-funded center on Adaptive Leadership in Symptom Science.

Current Appointments & Affiliations


Consulting Professor in the School of Nursing · 2016 - Present School of Nursing
Consulting Professor in the Department of Medicine · 2016 - Present Medicine, Geriatrics, Medicine

Education, Training & Certifications


University of Massachusetts, Lowell · 2000 Ph.D.