University of California, Riverside

Graduate Medical Education

Clinical Faculty Biographies

Dr. Joseph Liu

Health Science Clinical Professor - Psychiatry

Dr. Joseph Liu

Medical Office

Riverside County Department of Mental Health
1688 N. Perris Blvd., L6-11
Perris, Calif. 92354
(951) 443-2200

Academic Office

School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, Calif. 92521
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Education and Training

  • Residency, Psychiatry, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California.
  • Postgraduate Training, Endocrinology, UC San Diego Department of Medicine, La Jolla, California.
  • Postgraduate Training, Pharmacology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California.
  • M.S., Pharmacology, Beijing University School of Basic Medical Science, Beijing, China.
  • M.D., Yanbian University School of Medicine, Jilin, China.


Joseph Liu, M.D., M.S. is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the UC Riverside School of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist for the Riverside County Department of Mental Health.

After earning his M.D. and M.S. in pharmacology in China, Liu pursued postgraduate training in pharmacology at Loma Linda University and in endocrinology at UC San Diego. He then completed his residency in psychiatry at Loma Linda University.

Liu taught clinical internal medicine to medical students at the Jilin Medical and Pharmaceutical College in Jilin, China.

Liu is board certified in psychiatry and neurology. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the California Psychiatric Association, the Southern California Psychiatric Society and the Inland Empire Psychiatric Chapter.

He is fluent in Mandarin Chinese as well as English.

Research Interests

Liu's research interests include assessment and medication management of psychiatric patients with mental illness.

Selected Publications

  • Xuping Bao, Chuanyi M. Lu, Fujun Liu, Yusu Gu, Nancy Dalton, Bo-Qing Zhu, Elyse Foster, Ju Chen, Joel S. Karliner, John Ross Jr., Paul C. Simpson Micheal G. Ziegler. Epinephrine is required for normal cardiovascular responses to stress in the phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase knockout mouse. Circulation. 2007.
  • Milos Milic, Xuping Bao, Demetri Rizos, Fujun Liu, Micheal G. Ziegler.  Literature review and pilot studies of the effect of QT correction formulas on reported b2-agonist-induced QTc prolongation. Clinical Therapeutics. 28:582. 2006.
  • Fujun Liu, Maribeth S. Ruiz, Darrell A. Austin, Nicholas JG Webster.  Constitutively-active Gq impairs Gonadotropine-Releasing Hormone-induced intracellular signaling and LH secretion in LβT2 cells. Molecular Endocrinology. 19:2074. 2005.
  • Fujun Liu, Darrell A. Austin, Nicholas JG. Webster. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone-desensitized LbT2 gonadotrope cells are refractory to acute PKC, cAMP, and calcium-dependent signaling. Endocrinology. 144:4354. 2003.
  • Fujun Liu, Isao Usui, Lui Guojing Evans, Darrell A. Austin, Pamela L. Mellon, Jerrold M. Olefsky, Nicholas JG. Webster. (2002). Involvement of both Gq/11 and Gs proteins in gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor-mediated signaling in LbT2 cells. The Journal of Biological Chemistry. 277:32099. 2002.

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