Bei Wu
Bei Wu, PhD
NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing - Dean’s Professor in Global Health
NYU College of Dentistry - Affiliated Professor
NYU Aging Incubator - Co-Director
PhD, Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston
MS, Gerontology, University of Massachusetts Boston
Bachelor of Law, Sociology, Shanghai University
Research Interests
Health disparities, Cognitive impairment, Oral health, Aging, Behavioral interventions, Secondary data analysis
Bei Wu is Co-Director of the Aging Incubator at New York University which provides support and an infrastructure for relationships and sharing of resources across the NYU campus for aging related initiatives. Dr. Wu holds the positions of Dean’s Professor in Global Health and Director of Global Health and Aging Research at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She is also the Director of Research at the Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing and affiliated professor at NYU College of Dentistry. Dr. Wu’s career in gerontology has been distinguished by interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers in various disciplines at many academic institutions and organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Her extensive publications cover a variety of topics related to aging and health, such as oral health, health services utilization, long-term care, dementia, and caregiving.  Her research interest is to address health disparities among older adults in the U.S. and abroad.

Current Research Projects


Hu L, Islam N, Trinh-Shevrin C, Wu B, Feldman N, Tamura K, Jiang N, Lim S, Wang C, Bubu OM, Schoenthaler A, Ogedegbe G, Sevick MA (2022).
A social media-based diabetes intervention for low-income Mandarin-speaking Chinese immigrants in the United States: Feasibility study
JMIR Formative Research, 6 (5), e37737. doi: 10.2196/37737.

Wang Y, Liu HJ, Pei YL, Wu B (2022).
Having sex with partners met online among bachelors in China: Application of the theory of planned behavior
Sexual and Relationship Therapy [Epub 2022 Jan 12]. doi: 10.1080/14681994.2022.2025776.

Han S, Pei Y, Zhao R, Hu Y, Zhang L, Qi X, Zhu Z, Sun W, Wu B (2021).
Effects of a symptom management intervention based on group sessions combined with a mobile health application for persons living with HIV in China: A randomized controlled trial
International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 8 (4), 370-379. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnss.2021.07.002. PMCID: PMC8488804.

Yang Z, Zhu Z, Lizarondo L, Xing W, Han S, Hu H, Hu H, Wu B (2021).
Experience of chronic noncommunicable disease in people living with HIV: A systematic review and meta-aggregation of qualitative studies
BMC Public Health, 21 (1), 1651. doi: 10.1186/s12889-021-11698-5. PMCID: PMC8431942.

Zhu Z, Wen H, Yang Z, Han S, Fu Y, Zhang L, Hu Y, Wu B (2021).
Evolving symptom networks in relation to HIV-positive duration among people living with HIV: A network analysis
International Journal of Infectious Diseases, 108, 503-509. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.05.084.

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Selected Press