Nancy Liu, PhD

Nancy is primarily interested in the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based mental health care to populations who need them most.  During her time at UNL, Nancy worked on a multi-site cognitive remediation trial involving attention shaping in treatment-refractory SMI and collaborated with several colleagues to better understand neurocognitive functioning in SMI. Funded by a data infrastructure grant by HHS, her dissertation examined the statewide implementation of a best practice for  SMI.  Awarded a Fulbright award to Beijing, she examined risk factors for suicide in China's rural areas and was subsequently selected as an NIH Fogarty Fellow to study health policy and women's health in Bueno Aires, Argentina.  After Will was selected for the WHO Working Group for Psychotic Disorders, Nancy spent time in Geneva, Switzerland working with the WHO on revisions for ICD-11.  

Prior to UNL, Nancy graduated from Trinity University with a major in psychology and minors in philosophy, sociology, and religion. There, she focused on cognitive functioning, examining rumination biases in memory and the interpretation of neutral stimuli.

Nancy completed her internship and post-doc at the University of California, San Francisco.  Her research at UCSF focused on health technology for broad dissemination of treatment to those with limited access.  She also worked in an integrated mental health and primary care clinic for low-income pregnant women with comorbid SMI, PTSD, and depression at San Francisco General Hospital.  Nancy currently focuses on implementation science at the National Center for PTSD at the Palo Alto VA.  She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco and Instructor at UC Berkeley.

Email Nancy: nancyhhliu@gmail.com

Publications

Liu, N.H., Cook, E.A., & Spaulding, W.D. (2010). Cognitive remediation for schizophrenia: a theoretical and quantitative review. Manuscript in preparation.

Liu, N.H., Choi, K.H., Reddy, F., & Spaulding, W.D. (2010). Heterogeneity and longitudinal recovery of functioning. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, 14, 55-75.

Liu, N.H., & Spaulding, W.D. (2010). Impact of a health-focused day program on health behaviors, clinical functioning, and perceived wellness in individuals with serious mental illness.  Psychological Services, 7, 233-241.

Mazzoni, A., Althabe, F., Liu, N.H., Bonotti, A.M., Gibbons, L., Sanchez, & A., Belizán, J. (2010). Women’s preferences for mode of delivery. British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. DOI:10.1111/j.1471-0528.2010.02793.x. Available online December 10, 2010.

Liu, N.H., & DiLillo, D. (2010). Edna Foa named among TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world 2010, Behavior Therapist33, 120.

Kasckow, J., Liu, N.H., Haas, G., & Phillips, M.R. (2010). Case-control study of the relationships of depressive symptoms to suicide in a community-based sample of individuals with schizophrenia in China, Schizophrenia Research, 122, 226-231.

Choi, K.H., Reddy,F., Liu, N.H., & Spaulding,W.D. (2009). Memory as a moderator in the relationship between child sexual abuse and maladaptive functioning people with severe mental illness. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 197, 282-286.

Tong, Y.S., Guo, N.F., Liu, N.H., & Cao, L.Y. (2008). Dysfunction in inter-hemispheric inhibition and enhancement in patients with schizophrenia. Chin J Nervous and Mental Disease, 34, 449-455.

Johnson, R.W., Liu, N.H., Wynne, A., & Spaulding, W.D. (2008). Schizophrenia. In H. Tinsley & E. Lease (Eds.) Encyclopedia of counseling (pp. 403-407). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Presentations & Posters

Kaskow, J., Liu, N.H., & Phillips, M.R. (2011). Case-control study of the relationship of functioning to suicide in a community-based sample of individuals with schizophrenia in China. Poster to be presented at the 164th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Honolulu.

Liu, N. H., Cook, E. A., & Spaulding, W. D. (2010). Cognitive rehabilitation: which treatment works for which outcome? Poster presented at the 44th Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. San Francsico, CA.

Liu, N.H., Niu, J.Y., Phillips, M.R., Spaulding, W.D. (2009, November). Neurocognitive predictors of functional outcome in Chinese first-episode patients with schizophrenia. Poster to be presented at the 42nd Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, NY.

Liu, N.H., Choi, K.H., Spaulding, W.D. (2009, November). Health behaviors among individuals with SMI enrolled in a day rehabilitation center. Poster presented at the 43rd ABCT Annual Convention, New York, NY.

Choi, K., Reddy, L. F., Liu, N., & Spaulding, W. (2009, November). History of childhood abuse and recovery of neurocognition during inpatient psychiatric rehabilitation: 18-month longitudinal study. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. New York City, NY.

Pichon-Reviere, A., Augustovski, F., Rubinstein, A., Martí, S.G., Calgano, J.I., Liu, N.H. (2009, June). Health technology assessment reports impact decision-makers in Argentina. Poster presented at the 2nd Latin America Conference for the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the 6th Annual Meeting of the HTAi Globalisation and Health Technology Assessment, Singapore.

Kasckow, J., Liu, N.H., Haas, G.L., & Phillips, M.R. (2009, May and October). Case-control study of the relationship of depressive symptoms to suicide in a community-based sample of individuals with schizophrenia in China. Poster to be presented at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, San Francisco, CA and 2009 meeting of the Institute on Psychiatric Services, New York, NY.

Liu, N.H., & Phillips, M.R. (2008, October). Prevalence and risk factors for thoughts and acts of deliberate self-harm in China: results of a national risk factor study. Paper presented at the 3rd Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association for Suicide Prevention, Hong Kong.

Choi, K.H., Reddy, F., Liu, N.H., Tweet, A., Schulte, M. & Spaulding,W.D. (2007, November). History of child abuse and social cognition in persons with severe mental illness: neurocognition moderates the relationship between severity of child abuse and emotion perception bias. Poster presented at the 41st ABCT Annual Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Choi, K. H., Liu, N.H., Nolting, J. R., & Spaulding, W. D. (2007, June). Neurocognitive and socio-cognitive predictors of functioning at 1-year follow-up in a psychiatric rehabilitation program. Poster presented at the 10th Cognitive Remediation in Psychiatry Conference, New York, NY.

Choi, K. H., Liu, N. H., Kleinlein, P., Wynne, A., Kim, J.S., Lee, S.A., Kwon, J.H. & Spaulding, W.D. (2007, May). Culture and contextual  cues affect emotion perception: context-dependent emotion perception among Korean controls and negative biases in emotion perception in individuals with schizophrenia. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC.

Liu, N.H. (2006, May). Meeting the mental health needs of China. Chaired symposium at the Asian Congress for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

Liu, N. H., Kleinlein, P., Choi, K. H., & Spaulding, W. D. (2006, November). Gender differences in social cognition. Poster presented at the 40th ABCT Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Choi, K. H., Liu, N. H., Kleinlein, P., Wynne, A., & Spaulding, W. D. (2006, November). Facial affect and emotional context processing in people with severe mental illness. Poster presented at the 40th ABCT Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Liu, N. H., Choi, K. H., Kleinlein, P., & Spaulding, W. (2006, November). Is neurocognition everything? Measures related to social cognitive ability in persons with serious mental illness.

Trask, E., Cuadra, L., Liu, N. H., & DiLillo, D. (2006, November). Exploration of relationships between child maltreatment, alcohol abuse, & revictimization. Poster presented at the 40th ABCT Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Bauer, S. K., McLean, C. P., Hayes, S. A., Perry, A. R., Vogler, J. E., Liu, N. H., & Hope, D. A. (2006, November). Correlates of attitudes towards bisexual men and women. Poster presented at the 40th ABCT Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Choi, K. H. & Liu, N. H. (2006, May). Validation of the Emotional and Contextual Cue Processing Task. Poster presented at the 1st Asian Congress for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies, Hong Kong.

Liu, N.H. & Hansen, D.J. (2005, November). Increasing the accessibility and impact of mental health services for child sexual abuse among Asian-Americans. Poster presented at the 39th ABCT Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Johnson, R., Liu, N.H., Spaulding, W.D., & Sullivan, M.E. (2005, November). Effects of staff training and administrative interventions on a contingency management intervention for serious mental illness. Poster presented at the 39th ABCT Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Revilla, B., Liu, N. H., & Hertel, P. H. (April, 2003). Rumination biases in interpretation and memory. Poster presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, San Antonio, TX.