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Full-time Faculty Distinguished Professor
Sijiu WANG

Sijiu WANG, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, PhD mentor.

Research focus: Health care for older adults, especially long-term care and post-acute care and related policies.

E-mail: sijiuwang@tsinghua.edu.cn

Education experience:

1) 2007-2012 Peking University Health Science Center School of Public Health, Bachelor in Preventive Medicine

2) 2012-2014 University of Michigan School of Public Health, MS in Health Services Research

3) 2014-2020 University of Rochester Department of Public Health Sciences, PhD in Health Services Research and Policy

Research interests:

1) Long-term care and related policies for older adults

2) International Comparison of long-term care/post-acute care systems

3) Accessibility and equity in health care services

4) Health care utilization for disadvantaged groups, especially older adults with physical impairment, cognitive impairment, or multi-morbidity

The research group is actively seeking postdoctoral fellows and research assistants. Applicants with similar research interests are welcome to communicate via email.

Work experience:

2020.12 – 2023.5 University of Chicago BSD, Department of Public Health Sciences, Postdoctoral Scholar

2023.6 – Present Tsinghua University Vanke School of Public Health, Assistant Professor

Selected publications:

Wang S, Temkin-Greener H, Conwell Y, Cai S. The national partnership to improve dementia care and hospital readmission among skilled nursing facility residents. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 41, no. 10 (2022): 2148-2156.

Wang S, Temkin-Greener H, Simning A, Konetzka RT, Cai S. Medicaid home- and community-based services and discharge from skilled nursing facilities. Health Services Research. 56, no 6 (2021): 1156-1167.

Wang S, Yan D, Temkin-Greener H, Cai S. Nursing home admissions for persons with dementia: Role of home- and community-based services. Health Services Research. 56, no.6 (2021):1168-1178.

Wang S, Temkin-Greener H, Conwell Y, Cai S. Policy to reduce antipsychotic use and hospitalization of nursing home residents with dementia. JAMDA. 21, no.11 (2020): 1617- 1622.

Skira M., Wang S, Konetzka, RT, Trends in Medicaid home- and community-based services waivers targeting the aged, 1997-2020. Health Affairs. 41, no. 8 (2022): 1176-1181.

Cai S, Wang S, Yan D, Conwell Y, Temkin-Greener H. The diagnosis of schizophrenia among nursing home residents with ADRD: Does race matter? American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 30, no. 5 (2022): 636-646.

Yan D, Wang S, Temkin-Greener H, Cai S. HCBS service intensity and nursing home placement for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias: Does race matter? Journal of Applied Gerontology. 41 no.3 (2021):638-649.

Yan D, Wang S, Temkin-Greener H, Cai S. The use patterns of Medicaid home- and community-based services among Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries with dementia. Frontiers in Public Health. (2021):1594.

Peng S, Wang S, Feng XL. Multimorbidity, depressive symptoms and disability in activities of daily living amongst middle-aged and older Chinese: Evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. Journal of Affective Disorders. 295 (2021): 703-710.

Yan D, Wang S, Temkin-Greener H, Cai S. Quality of nursing homes and admission of residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias: The potential influence of market factors and state policies. JAMDA. 21, no.11 (2020): 1671-1676.

Temkin-Greener H, Wang S, Cai S. Obesity among nursing home residents: Association with potentially avoidable hospitalizations. JAMDA. 21, no.9 (2020): 1331-1335.

Cai S, Wang S, Mukamel DB, Caprio T, & Temkin-Greener H. Hospital readmissions among post-acute nursing home residents: Does obesity matter? JAMDA; 20, no.10 (2019): 1274- 1279.

Ying M, Wang S, Bai C, Li Y. Rural-urban differences in health outcomes, healthcare use, and expenditures among older adults under universal health insurance in China, PLoS ONE 15, no.10 (2020): e0240194.

Cai S, Yan D, Wang S, Temkin-Greener H. Quality of Nursing Homes among ADRD Residents Newly Admitted from the Community: Does Race Matter? Accepted by JAMDA, in press.

Temkin-Greener H, Yan D, Wang S, and Cai S. Racial Disparity in End-of-Life Hospitalizations among Nursing Home Residents with Dementia. JAGS. 69, no.7(2021): 1877- 1886