Heart Failure Prevention Study for African Americans: This project aims to examine association between health behavior changes and heart failure risk reduction among African American patients with heart failure stages A, B and C. Role: PI.
Nutrition, Renal Dysfunction and Heart Failure: The study aims to investigate malnutrition and chronic renal function decline in relation to heart failure among minority and white populations. Role: PI.
Participatory Statewide Evaluation of the Pennsylvania Cancer Education Network: This project aims to evaluate and develop the Pennsylvania Cancer Education Network for the implementation of a public education program. Role: Co-I.
Mind-Body-Spirit-Health Collaborative - Advancing System Improvements to Support Targets for Healthy People, Role: Co-I.
Diet, Biomarkers and Cardiometabolic Disorders: This study uses existing data from nationally representative cross-sectional and longitudinal studies to examine risk factors and cardiovascular disease at regional, national and international levels. Given the characters of the large-scale and representative sample sizes, several hypothesis-driven projects are currently being conducted as my MPH and PhD students’ dissertation projects.
Healthcare system, Public Health Biology and Global Health: This project uses data from the World Health Organization Surveys to examine built environment, healthcare support and population health cross multiple culture, race/ethnicity and nations.
Peer-reviewed papers selected from over 60 publications.
(You may review individual articles by clicking the PMID (PubMed Identifier) No.)
1. Longjian Liu, Jixiang Ma, Xiaoyan Yin, Ellie Kelepouris, and Howard J Eisen: Global Variability in Angina Pectoris and Its Association With Body Mass Index and Poverty. Am Journal of Cardiology, 2011 Mar 1;107(5):655-61, PMID: 21184998.
2. Longjian Liu: Social Connections, Diabetes Mellitus, and Risk of Mortality among White and African American Adults Aged 70 and Older: An Eight-Year Follow-up Study. Annals of Epidemiology,2011 Jan;21(1):26-33, PMID: 21130366.
3. Longjian Liu and Craig J Newschaffer: Impact of social connections on risk of heart disease, cancer and all-cause mortality among elderly Americans: Findings from the second longitudinal study of aging (LSOA II). Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2010 Nov 8. [Epub ahead of print], PMID: 21067827.
4. Longjian Liu and Ana E Núñez: Cardiometabolic Syndrome and Its Association with Education, Smoking, Diet, Physical Activity, and Social Support: Findings from the Pennsylvania 2007 BRFSS Survey. Journal of Clinical Hypertension 2010;12(7):556-64. PMID: 20629821.
5. Longjian Liu: Changes in Cardiovascular Hospitalization and Comorbidity of Heart Failure in the United States: Findings from the National Hospital Discharge Surveys 1980-2006. International Journal of Cardiology, Jan 8, 2010 (Epub ahead of print). PMID 20060181.
6. Longjian Liu, Okamura T, Kadowaki T, Murakami Y, Hozawa A, Kita Y, Takashima N, Okuda N, Okayama A, Ueshima H.: Bundle branch block and other cardiovascular disease risk factors: US-Japan comparison. International J of Cardiology, (Epub ahead of print, Jan 19, 2009) 2010 Sep, 3;143(3):432-40, PMID 19157582.
7. Longjian Liu, Jennifer A. Nettleton, Alain G. Bertoni, David A Bluemke, João A. Lima, and Moyses Szklo: Dietary Pattern, Metabolic Syndrome and Left Ventricular Mass and Systolic Function - The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2009, 90:362-368. PMID19515735.
8. Longjian Liu, Mizushima S, Ikeda Y, Nara Y and Yamori Y: Resting Heart Rate in Relation to Blood Pressure: Results from the World Health Organization - Cardiovascular Disease and Alimentary Comparison Study. International Journal of Cardiology, Mar 14, 2009 (Epub ahead of print), PMID 19446895.