Xiaofang Liu

Current Fellow


Xiaofang Liu serves as the Study Coordinator for the Chinese oversample of the New York City Longitudinal Survey of Wellbeing Study at the Columbia Population Research Center. She holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from Fordham University and an MSW from the University of Hong Kong. With over twenty-five years of professional experience, Xiaofang has a diverse background encompassing gerontological service, medical social work, palliative and end-of-life care, NGO management, and social work research in China and the United States. 

Research Interests

  • Palliative and end-of-life care for older adults and terminally ill patients
  • Spirituality and aging/dying
  • Racial equality, discrimination, and wellbeing of Asian Americans & Chinese Americans
Columbia Affiliations
China Center for Social Policy