Chiung-ju (CJ) Liu, PhD, OTR

Chiung-ju Liu

Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy
Coleman Hall, CF 304

Research Gate

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Boston University Health and Disability Research Institute 2008
  • PhD in Gerontology, University of Kansas 2006
  • MS in Occupational Therapy, University of Kansas Medical Center 2001
  • BS in Occupational Therapy, National Taiwan University 1997

Research & Clinical Interests

My research goal is to identify modifiable factors and to develop effective interventions that will enable older adults to live an independent and healthy life. I have two research foci: preventing late-life disability prevention and promoting health literacy. My research efforts in late-life disability prevention include: 1) identifying the benefit and limitation of muscle strength training on reducing physical functioning in older adults; and 2) developing and testing a therapeutic home-based exercise program to overcome the limitation of muscle strength training. My research efforts in health literacy promotion include examining the effect of 1) increasing text cohesion and 2) using illustrations or multimedia on processing and comprehension of health information for older adults.

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of Gerontological Society of America
  • Excellence in Research Award, Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 2011 and 2013
  • Completed Doctoral Research Award, Adult Development and Aging, American Psychological Association (Division 20) 2007

Teaching Activities

  • T668 Non-thesis OT research project completion
  • T667 Non-thesis OT research project
  • T662 Occupations of adults and older adults
  • T625 Reflective seminar II
  • T525 Reflective seminar I

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Publications Related to Exercise or Late-Life Disability
Publications Related to Comprehension, Health Literacy, or Patient Education
Other Peer-Reviewed Publications