Darren Liu, DrPH

Darren Liu
Assistant ProfessorMaster of Public Health Program
Master of Health Care Administration Program
Department of Public Health
Office Phone 515-271-7830
Email darren.liu@dmu.edu
  • DrPH, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 2009
  • MS, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
Areas of Expertise

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  • Health information seeking on the Internet
  • Topics surrounding long-term services and supports (LTSS)
  • Nursing home quality


Select publications:

  • Yamashita, T., Bardo, A. R., & Liu, D. (2017). Time Spent on Beneficial Leisure Activities Among Elder Caregivers in Their Third Age. Leisure Sciences, 1-18. doi:10.1080/01490400.2016.1256798
  • Liu, D., Lu, C.-J., Burston, B. (2016) The role of social media as a source of information on nursing home care decision-making. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 20(3):93-113
  • Pillemer, F., Price, R.A., Paone, S., Martich, S.D., Albert, S., Haidari, L., Updike, G., Rudin, R., Liu, D., Mehrotra, A. (2016). Direct Release of Test Results to Patients Increases Patient Engagement and Utilization of Care. PLoS one. 11(6): e0154743. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154743
  • Yamashita, T., Bardo, A.R., Liu, D. (2016). Are East Asians happy to work more or less? associations between working hours, relative income and happiness in China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 19(3): 264-74
  • Liu, D., Lu, C.-J. (2015). Visibility and findability of the Nursing Home Compare website. Social Work in Public Health. March-April;30(2): 144-156
  • Liu, D., Lu, C.-J. (2015). An evaluation of Web-based nursing home finders. Journal of Consumer Health on the Internet. 19(2): 77-92
  • Mazurenko, O., Liu, D., Perna, C. (2015). Patient care outcomes and temporary nurses. Nursing management, 46(8), 32-38.


  • Yamashita, T., Liu, D. Lopez, E.B., Stevens, J.M., Brown, J.S. (2016). “Chapter 5: Public Health Perspective on Health Literacy” in Health Literacy Among Older Adults, Editor: Karen Kopera-Frye, Ph.D. ISBN-13: 978-0826194510
  • Liu, D., Burston, B., Steward, S.C., Mulligan, H.H. (2016). The Healthcare Disparities Handbook – Implications for Health Care Administrators. FalkonQwest Publishing.