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Conference speaker

Bei Wu


Bei Wu

Dean’s Professor, Director and Co-founder

Global Health, Global Health and Aging Research and NYU Aging Incubator

Talk: Caring for persons with Cognitive Impairment: Innovations in Research

Dr. Wu is Dean’s Professor in Global Health and Vice Dean for Research at the NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. She is an inaugural Co-Director of the NYU Aging Incubator. Dr. Wu is an internationally-known leader in gerontology.

Her extensive publications cover a wide range of topics related to aging and global health, including oral health, long-term care, dementia, and caregiving. As a principal investigator, Dr. Wu has led a significant number of projects supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is currently leading several NIH funded projects including a clinical trial to improve oral health for persons with cognitive impairment/ She co-leads the NIH/NIMHD-funded Rutgers-NYU Center for Asian Health Promotion and Equity. Through this center, she leads a 5-year intervention study that focuses on supporting Chinese and Korean dementia caregivers who are at increased risk for high blood pressure and diabetes due to the physical and emotional demands of caregiving. She is a director of the Research and Education Core for the NIA-funded Asian Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR). Dr. Wu has mentored dozens of minority aging researchers from various disciplines for the past two decades. Dr. Wu is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education, and the New York Academy of Medicine.