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


Xiao Q, Liu H, Wu B (2020).
How bachelorhood and migration increase the HIV transmission risk through commercial sex in China
AIDS and Behavior, 24 (3), 791-801. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02640-3.

Zhu Z, Hu Y, Xing W, Guo M, Wu B (2019).
Perceived discrimination and cognitive function in middle-aged and older adults living with HIV in China
AIDS Care, 31 (9), 1061-1068. doi: 10.1080/09540121.2019.1601674.

Zhu Z, Guo M, Petrovsky DV, Dong T, Hu Y, Wu B (2019).
Age and regional disparity in HIV education among migrants in China: Migrants population dynamic monitoring survey, 2014-2015
International Journal for Equity in Health, 18, 104. doi: 10.1186/s12939-019-0999-x. PMCID: PMC6610800.

Deren S, Cortes T, Dickson VV, Guilamo-Ramos V, Han BH, Karpiak S, Naegle M, Ompad DC, Wu B (2019).
Substance use among older people living with HIV: Challenges for health care providers
Frontiers in Public Health, 7, 94. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2019.00094. PMCID: PMC6491638.

Zhu Z, Hu Y, Xing W, Guo M, Zhao R, Han S, Wu B (2019).
Identifying symptom clusters among people living with HIV on antiretroviral therapy in China: A network analysis
, 57 (3), 617-626. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.11.011.

Dr. Wu's Research Gate Profile
Selected Press