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Staff Biography

Jason Liu, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S. Jiexin (Jason) Liu, Ph.D., M.B.A, M.S.

Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
National Cancer Institute
9609 Medical Center Drive, MSC 9746
Sixth Floor, West Tower, 6W222
Bethesda, MD 20852
phone: (240) 276-6253
fax: (240) 276-7862

Jiexin Liu is a Health Scientist Administrator (HSA)/Program Director (PD) in the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In this role, Dr. Liu works closely with other CRCHD Program Directors and leadership to identify performance measures, design data collection instruments, and conduct analyses to evaluate the impact of CRCHD-funded programs aimed at reducing cancer health disparities and increasing biomedical workforce diversity. In addition, Dr. Liu oversees selected CRCHD-funded diversity training and cancer research awards, providing scientific, technical, and administrative guidance to applicants and recipients. Prior to his appointment as an HSA/PD, Dr. Liu joined CRCHD's Performance and Evaluation Core in 2011 as a biostatistician and program evaluation researcher.

Dr. Liu's work over the past 20 years has spanned pharmacy and financial analysis to research, teaching, and grant review in areas such as health policy, clinical, epidemiological, and population-based studies. He has worked at various academic and healthcare institutions, as well as government agencies, including the University of Minnesota, West Virginia University, University of Maryland, University of Chicago, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Phoenix Children's Hospital, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in Health Services Research, Policy, and Administration from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. He also earned his M.S. in Chemistry and M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota. Prior to that, Dr. Liu completed his B.S. in Pharmacy from the Shenyang College of Pharmacy in China.

Selected Publications and Presentations

Katherine Mandeville, Tamara Pottker, Jiexin Liu, and Blake Bulloch, Using appendicitis scores in the pediatric ED, The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol29 (9),972-977, November 2011

Liu J, Rissi J., Pamela GF., and Radford, JP You can count on me, kid: Social cohesion and the health of youth in urban environments. American Public Health Association's (APHA) 138th Annual Meeting and Exposition (2010).

Lisa Baba, Jacqueline McGrath, Jiexin Liu. The efficacy of vibration analgesia for relief of heel stick pain in neonates: A novel approach. Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing July/September 2010. Vol.24 (3), 274-283.

Jiexin Liu, Questions and Answers, Chicago Core on Biomarkers in Population-Based Aging Research (CCBAR) Newsletter, September 2010.

Jiexin Liu and Shuhe Weng, Review of the U.S. Health Professional Shortage and Medically Underserved Areas Designation, Chinese Hospital Management, Vol. 29 No. 2 (SUM No. 331) Feb.2009, 46-48.

Beth Barnet, Jiexin Liu, Margo DeVoe, Anne K. Duggan, Melanie A. Gold, and Edward Pecukonis. Motivational Intervention to Reduce Rapid Subsequent Births to Adolescent Mothers: A Community-Based Randomized Trial. Ann Fam Med. 2009; 7: 436-445.

Jiexin (Jason) Liu, Gail Bellamy, Beth Barnet, and Shuhe Weng, Bypass of Local Primary Care in Rural Counties: Effect of Patient & Community Characteristics, Annals of Family Medicine 2008 6: 124-130.

Frances Wong, Jiexin Liu, Katherine Chang, Susan Chow, Factors predicting perceived improved health after emergency room visits, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol. 17 Issue 7 Page 901-910, April 2008.

Jiexin Liu, Feroz Ehsan, and Sungsoo Kim, Governance of the PRC Qingtongxia Aluminum Corporation, International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, Volume 1 - Issue 1 2008, 64-74.

Jiexin Liu, Health Professional Shortage and Health Status and Health Care Access, J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 18 (2007): 590-598.

Liu J, Bellamy G, and McCormick M., Patient Bypass Behavior and Critical Access Hospitals: Implications for Patient Retention The Journal of Rural Health, Vol. 23, No. 1. Winter 2007, 17-24.

Liu J, Bellamy G, and McCormick M., and Robert Kusminsky R., Is Patient Bypass A Problem for Critical Access Hospitals? Presented in National Rural Health Association 29th Annual Conference. Reno, NV, May, 2006.

Liu J, Kane RA., Kane RL and Bershadsky B, Assessing the Relationship Between Staffing Levels and Quality of Life In Nursing, Presented at the AcademyHealth ANNUAL RESEARCH MEETING, Boston, WA., June, 2005.

Frances Wong, Susan Chow, Katherine Chang, Albert Lee, and Jiexin Liu, Effects of nurse follow-up on Emergency Room revisits: a randomized controlled trial, Social Science & Medicine, Vol 59 (11), 2004, Pages 2207-2218.

Kane RA., Kling K, Bershadsky B, Kane RL, Giles K, Degenholtz BH., and Liu J. Quality of life measures for nursing home residents, Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences. 58(3):240-8, 2003.

Updated: 01/10/14