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Pi-Ju (Marian) Liu

Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor at Purdue School of Nursing and a Faculty Associate in the Center on Aging and the Life Course at Purdue University. She conducts applied and translational research around elder justice issues, covering topics on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. She works with Adult Protective Services at the county and state level, and was funded by the Administration for Community Living to measure effectiveness of Adult Protective Services’ referrals and services. She has impacted elder justice policy in California in areas such as building a statewide data system for Adult Protective Services, advocating for additional training for Adult Protective Services caseworkers and supervisors, providing effective services for elder abuse victims, and providing additional long-term services and supports for people with both Medicare and Medicaid. Her ultimate goal is to empower older adults to live in a world with social justice. She is also the Co-Chair of the National Adult Protective Services Association and National Committee for Prevention of Elder Abuse Research Committee. Prior to joining Purdue University, Dr. Liu was an Assistant Professor at University of California, San Francisco.

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Special Thanks to Judith D. Tamkin

We are sincerely appreciative to Judith D. Tamkin for her gift to help establish the USC Center on Elder Mistreatment’s website. Her deep and personal commitment to eradicating elder abuse is helping to reshape our understanding of elder abuse and ultimately save innumerable older adults from abuse and neglect.