Associate Professor of Nursing
Associate Professor of Public Health, Perelman School of Medicine

Jianghong Liu uses her training in maternal-child nursing, environmental health, and psychology to explore early health factors that affect children’s cognitive and emotional/behavioral development. Her research integrates population-based epidemiological analyses with laboratory tests of cognition and psychophysiology to understand the mechanisms driving behaviors and emotions.

As director of the NIH-funded China Jintan Child Health Project, Dr. Liu is following more than 1,000 children in Jintan city from pre-school into adolescence to understand the influence of exposure to lead and micronutrient deficiency on their behavior.  She is collaborating with researchers at Shanghai Jiaotong University, Southeastern University, Jintan Hospital, and Jintan Maternal Health Center.

“My research shines light on issues that public health systems can address to improve the health of children.”


  • Post-Doc in Psychology, University of Southern California, 2002-2006
  • PhD, University of California at Los Angeles, 2002
  • MN, University of California at Los Angeles, 1993