Chiung-Ju (cj) Liu

Chiung-Ju (cj) Liu, PhD, OTR/L, FGSA

Associate Professor

Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Business Phone: (352) 273-6496
Business Email: c.liu1@phhp.ufl.edu

About Chiung-Ju (cj) Liu

Chiung-ju (CJ) Liu, PhD, OTR/L, FGSA is an Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida.Dr. Liu’s research area is healthy aging. She is interested in identifying factors to increase older adults’ functional ability, which is the capacity that enables individuals to be and do what they have reasons to value. Her research expertise includes health literacy promotion, late-life disability prevention, and systematic reviews of interventions that support independence in activities of daily living for older adults. Dr. Liu studies the relationship between cognitive aging and health literacy. She examines the use of text cohesion, illustrations, and stereoscopic videos to reduce the cognitive load required to process health information in older adults. Additionally, Dr. Liu has published a series of systematic reviews examining the effect of exercise on late-life disability. She recently developed 3-Step Workout for Life to enhance functional gains from structured exercise for older adults who are at risk of losing independence at home. Her work has contributed to practice guidelines published by the American Occupational Therapy Association and the World Health Organization.

Dr. Liu is currently accepting PhD students.

Accomplishments

Sustained Excellence in Research Award
2017 · Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America
2014 · Gerontological Society of America
Excellence in Emerging Research and Scholarship Award
2013 · Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Excellence in Research Award
2011 · Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Completed Doctoral Research Award
2007 · Division 20-Adult Development and Aging, American Psychological Association

Board Certifications

  • Occupational Therapist Registered OTR®
    • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

Research Profile

Dr. Liu’s research area is healthy aging. She is interested in identifying factors to increase older adults’ functional ability, which is the capacity that enables individuals to be and do what they have reasons to value. Her research expertise includes health literacy promotion, late-life disability prevention, and systematic reviews of interventions that support independence in activities of daily living for older adults. Dr. Liu studies the relationship between cognitive aging and health literacy. She examines the use of text cohesion, illustrations, and stereoscopic videos to reduce the cognitive load required to process health information in older adults. Additionally, Dr. Liu has published a series of systematic reviews examining the effect of exercise on late-life disability. She recently developed 3-Step Workout for Life to enhance functional gains from structured exercise for older adults who are at risk of losing independence at home. Her work has contributed to practice guidelines published by the American Occupational Therapy Association and the World Health Organization.

Dr. Liu is currently accepting PhD students.

Education

PhD in Gerontology
2006 · University of Kansas
MS in Occupational Therapy
2001 · University of Kansas Medical Center
BS in Occupational Therapy
1997 · National Taiwan University

Contact Details

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