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Ling Xu

[Ling Xu]

Associate Professor, Social Work
Last Updated: February 17, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Family caregiving for dementia older adults Intergenerational support and healthy aging Health disparity, health care utilization Acculturative stress, social support, and the well-being of older adults Social capital, social inclusion, social exclusion, and mental health Asian American older adults, Chinese elders

Research Keywords

Research Keywords
Dementia caregiving, social support, grandparenting

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Social Work Practice with Older Adults Intergenerational Relations and Aging Health and Mental Health in Later Life Cross-Cultural Research Human Behavior and the Social Environment Social Work Research Method

Biography

Biography

I am trained as a social worker, sociologist, and gerontologist with specific areas of research on family gerontology, caregiving of ethnic minority older adults with dementia or other cognitive impairment, and health outcomes in later life. I have written extensively on how macrosystems (i.e., culture), ecosystems (i.e., social service, neighbors), microsystems (i.e., family, peers) and individual systems (i.e., age, sex) affect the health outcomes of vulnerable ethnic minority older adults and how to utilize social resources to promote their health and well-being. Since becoming a faculty member, I have been awarded several grants, independently or collaborated with other colleagues, during the past three years. For example, one of my funded research studies involves conducting community-based participatory research with vulnerable ethnic minority older adults to explore how cultural differences, social capital, and social exclusion affect the family dynamics of caregiving as well as the health outcomes of older Chinese immigrants. Study findings will be used to inform the development of culturally competent community services or activities, while eliminating social exclusion, discrimination, and other barriers for Chinese older adults. I also recently completed a pilot study that delivered a psychoeducational intervention for Chinese Foster Grandparents who serve as volunteers for children with special needs in the Dallas metro area. Findings from the study confirm the benefits of volunteering and the importance of creating volunteer opportunities for immigrant older adults. This study will inform culturally tailored interventions or training for minority volunteers related to gaining knowledge and managing stress. In addition, I am collaborating with my colleague, Dr. Fields in conducting an intervention study to utilize senior companions in direct work with dementia caregivers in the African American community, which is a R15 research supported by NIA. Findings from the study will also inform culturally tailored interventions with minority dementia family caregivers. Built on the results of above research projects as well as secondary data analyses, approximately 40 papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals since joining UTA.

Education

Education

    • 2013 PhD in Social Work
      University Southern California
    • 2004 MSW in Social Work
      University of Hong Kong
    • 2002 MA in Sociology
      Fudan University
    • 1998 BA in Education Management
      Henan Normal University

Appointments

Appointments

    • July 2002 to July 2006 Assistant Professor
      Department of Social Work, Fudan University (Shanghai, China)

Awards and Honors

    • Aug  2018 Faculty Fellowship sponsored by Milkes Moore Fellowship/Professorship
    • Mar  2012 Phi Tau Phi Scholarship sponsored by Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society
    • Mar  2012 Tsai Family Research Fund sponsored by University of Southern California
    • Aug  2011 Theodore and Wen-Hui Chen Fellowship for dissertation sponsored by University of Southern California
    • May  2010 Passed Doctoral Qualifying Examination with distinction sponsored by University of Southern California
    • Aug  2007 Provost Fellowship sponsored by University of Southern California
    • Dec  2004 Distinguished Graduate Student sponsored by The University of Hong Kong
    • Dec  2004 Excellent MSW Thesis sponsored by The University of Hong Kong
    • Jun  2003 Excellent Counselor for Undergraduate Students sponsored by Fudan University, Shanghai, China

News Articles

News Articles

    • Dec 2020 News
      Multidisciplinary Team, Including UTA Librarian, Receives Six-Figure Grant for Alzheimer’s Study. This news promoted the recent grant award from the RRF Foundation for Aging.
    • Apr 2020 BusinessGhana
      Dr. Fields and Xu are cited in business news article all the way from Ghana on "Does Social Distancing Means Social Isolation"?
    • Mar 2020 SOCIAL DISTANCING DOES NOT MEAN SOCIAL ISOLATION
      Dr. Fields and Xu provide a few strategies for minimizing social isolation for older adults and their families.
    • Feb 2020 The Shorthorn
      Professors to combat loneliness, social isolation in adults in proposal for global health challenge. In this article, I am one of the four professors mentioned about our study on dealing with social isolation.
    • Jan 2020 UTA news
      Four researchers, including me, at The University of Texas at Arlington are tackling the problem of social isolation from multiple disciplines: social work, health care, civil engineering and theatre arts.
    • Dec 2019 WalletHub
      Here is the “ask the expert” article featuring in about elder financial abuse. One of the coauthored paper with colleagues were mention here.
    • Mar 2019 The University of Texas at Arlington Magazine
      Two pairs of professors in the School of Social Work are producing innovative research to support the elderly and those who care for them.
    • Oct 2018 Dallas Innovates
      UTA Profs Get $460K Grant for Research to Lower Dementia Caregivers’ Stress
    • Oct 2018 UTA Press Release
      Noelle Fields and Ling Xu, both assistant professors in The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Social Work, were awarded a $459,994 National Institutes of Health grant for their research titled “The Senior Companion Program Plus (SCP Plus): A Psychoeducational Intervention for African American Dementia Caregivers.”
    • Feb 2018 The University of Texas at Artlinton Magazine
      As UTA’s School of Social Work celebrates its 50th anniversary, faculty and students are spearheading a culture shift and forging new paths in research, learning, and social justice. Noelle Fields and Ling Xu, both assistant professors in the School of Social Work, are collaborating with Julienne Greer, assistant professor of theatre arts, and UTA Research Institute research scientists Kris Doelling, Mike McNair, and Jeongsik Shin to help improve the psychological well-being of adults. They’re doing so with the help of a 2-foot-tall robot named NAO that performs Shakespearean sonnets, tells stories, dances, and answers questions. The researchers believe interacting with NAO will allow older adults—who often suffer higher rates of loneliness, anxiety, and depression— to experience more social connectivity, thereby lessening feelings of isolation and mitigating depression.
    • Dec 2017 UTA College of Liberal Arts
      UTA College of Liberal Arts magazine story about the interdisciplinary collaboration between theater arts, social work, and UTARI.
    • Dec 2017 KERA news
      Radio news story about the collaborative research between UTA Social Work (Fields & Xu), Liberal Arts (Greer), and UTARI (Doelling).
    • Nov 2017 Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
      Ft. Worth Star-Telegram article about collaboration between UTA Social Work, UTARI, and Liberal Arts.
    • Nov 2017 UTA News
      Julienne Greer and colleagues Ling Xu and Noelle Fields, both assistant professors in UTA’s School of Social Work, and Kris Doelling, research engineer at UTA Research Institute (UTARI), recently carried out a study with older adults at an independent living facility in Texas where the robot and adults interacted using well-known sonnets from Shakespeare. This study, which was funded with a $20,000 seed grant from UTA’s Interdisciplinary Research Program, found that after three weeks of interactions, there was a significant drop in depression and increase in human-robot social engagement among those older adults.
    • Aug 2017 Brookdale Senior Living blog.
      Brookdale Senior Living blog about the interdisciplinary study of social robotics and aging.
    • June 2017 NBC news
      UTA researchers developed a culturally tailored training program, as historically, the African-American community has been underserved and undereducated about Alzheimers disease and dementia.
    • Feb 2017 CBC news
      Channel 11/CBS news feature about our intersciplinary research program grant involving theater arts, social work, and UTARI.
    • Jan 2017 School of Social Work Media Office
      UTA’s School of Social Work has partnered with The Senior Source to address that struggle and develop training materials to increase Alzheimer’s awareness among caregivers and volunteer companions.
    • Dec 2016 Ft. Worth Star-Telegram
      Ft. Worth Star-Telegram article related to a study of social robotics and older adults funded by the UTA Interdisciplinary Research Program grant.
    • Aug 2016 UTA enews--MavWire
      Noelle Fields and Ling Xu, both of the School of Social Work, are members of the Interdisciplinary Research Program award-winning team studying "Shakespeare and Robots: Examining the Impact of a Theater Intervention on Psychological Well-being in Older Adults."

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Jan 2021 to Dec 2022 Intergenerational Connections: Reminiscence and Digital Storytelling to Improve Social and Emotional Well-being of Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias sponsored by  -  $163480
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2016 to Sept 2021 RERC (Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center) on Wireless Centers - Using socially assistive robotics (SAR) to provide respite for caretakers of people with developmental disabilities. sponsored by  -  $124698
      (Funded)
    • Aug 2016 to Dec 2017 Shakespeare and Robots: Examing the impart of a theater intervention on psychological well-being in older adults sponsored by  -  $19893
      (Funded)
    • Sept 2020 to Aug 2021 Build and Broaden: Conference on Social Connections to Promote Individual and Community Resilience in Post-COVID-19 Society sponsored by  -  $70233
      (Funded)
    • Apr 2020 to Mar 2021 Intergenerational reminiscence approach in improving emotional well-being: An exploratory study with old Asian Americans using virtual reality sponsored by  -  $35000
      Ling Xu (Funded)
    • Sept 2018 to Aug 2021 The Senior Companion Program Plus (SCP Plus): A Psychoeducational Intervention for African American Dementia Caregivers sponsored by  -  $459994
      (Funded)
    • June 2015 to Aug 2016 Exploring Healthy Aging Among Older Chinese Immigrants and Their Family Caregivers in Dallas, Texas sponsored by  -  $19450
      (Funded)

Publications


      2004
      • Book
        Theory and Practice of Gerontology
        [Mui, A., Chi, I., Xu, Ling]. Beijing: Social Science Press .

      2003
      • Book
        The Basic Knowledge of Social Work
        [Zhang, L.T., Xu, Ling, He, M.B.]. Shanghai: Shanghai Social Science Academic Press .

      In Process
      • Book Chapter
        Leveraging volunteers to support dementia family caregivers: An innovative approach to care and support
        [Fields, NoelleL, Murphy, Erin, Xu, Ling]. "Elsevier publisher". Accepted.

      2015
      • Book Chapter
        Ageing and Grandparenting in Asian
        Routledge Handbook of Families in Asia
        [Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris, Quah, S.]. Taylor and Francis/Routledge: England.

      2020
      • Journal Article
        The roles of 'grandparents' in foster grandparent program: Perspectives of Chinese immigrant older adults
        [Xu, Ling, Fields, NoelleL., Miller, VivianJ., He, Hui, Vasquez-White, Triste]. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1080/01924788.2020.1769947

      In Process
      • Journal Article
        The ‘humane in the loop’: Inclusive research design and policy approaches to foster capacity building assistive technologies in the COVID-19 era
        [Bricout, JohnC., Greer, JulienneA., Fields, NoelleL. , Xu, Ling, Tamplain, PriscilaM., Sharma, Bonita, Doelling, KristenL.]. Assitive Technology. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Impact of older adults’ oral health on caregiving stress of their family caregivers: the mediating effect of functional ability
        [Xu, Ling, Chen, Zhirui, Zhang, Anna Yan]. British Journal of Health Psychology. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Intergenerational solidarity and being primary caregivers of older parents in Chinese American families
        [Xu, ling, Liu, Jinyu, Mao, Weiyu, Guo, Man, Chi, Iris]. Transcultural Nursing. Revising to Resubmit.
      • Journal Article
        Supporting older family caregivers of young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD): A pilot intervention with socially assistive robotics.
        [Xu, Ling, Greer, JulienneA, Fields, NoelleL., Tamplain, PriscilaM., Bricout, BricoutC., Sharma, Bonita, Doelling, KristenL.]. Archieves of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Pension and depressive symptoms of older adults in China: The mediating role of intergenerational support
        [He, Hui, Xu, Ling, Fields, NoelleL.]. Aging and Mental Health. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Caregiving intensity and caregiver burden among dementia caregivers: The moderating roles of social support
        [Xu, Ling, Liu, Yiwei, He, H., Fields, NoelleL., Ivey, DorotheaL., Kan, Chen]. Archievs of Gerontology and Geriatrics. Revising to Resubmit.
      • Journal Article
        Respite services and self-rated health among older family caregivers in the United States: The moderating role of age
        [Chen, Zhirui, Xu, Ling]. Journal of Gerontological Social Work. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Exploration of social exclusion among older Chinese immigrants in the U.S.
        [Xu, Ling, Liu, J., Mao, W., Chi, I.]. Journal of International Migration and Integration. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Acculturation and depressive symptoms among old Chinese immigrants in the U. S. —The roles of positive and negative social interactions
        [Xu, Ling, Li, L., Tang, F., Chen, Y., Dong, X.Q.]. Aging and Mental Health. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Benefits and barriers of participating foster grandparent programs among old Chinese immigrants
        [Xu, Ling, Fields, N., Miller, V., He, H., Vasquez-White, T.]. Research on Aging. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Filial piety and depression among Chinese older adults in the United States
        [Guo, M., Xu, Ling, Dong, X.Q.]. Journals of Gerontology: Social Science. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Filial piety and psychological well-being among Chinese older adults in the United States
        [Xu, Ling, Li, L., Tang, F., Guo, M., Dong, X.Q.]. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Intergenerational support, social connections, and instrumental activities of daily living among older Chinese immigrants: Does coresidence with offspring make a difference?
        [Mao, W., Guo, M., Xu, Ling, Liu, J., Chi, I.]. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Psychological well-being of Chinese older immigrants in the United States: The influence of positive and negative family relations
        [Guo, M., Liu, J., Xu, Ling, Mao, W., Chi, I.]. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Widowhood and worries among Chinese older adults: the role of family support
        [Xu, Ling, He, H., Chi, I.]. In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        A systematic review of technology interventions for people with dementia and their informal caregivers living in the community
        [Zhao, Lingya, Xu, Ling, Fields, NoelleL.]. Dementia: the International Journal of Social Research and Practice. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Using elderly privilege program and positive attitudes toward aging among Chinese older adults: the mediating role of support from adult children
        [Zhao, Lingya, Xu, Ling, Liu, Yiwei]. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        A systematic review of the acculturation scales
        [Tonui, Betty, Ravi, KristenE., Xu, Ling]. The British Journal of Social Work. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Use of home and community based services in urban China: Experiences of older adults with disabilities
        [Li, Hong, Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. Revising to Resubmit.
      • Journal Article
        A comparison of pension system policy in China and the United States using an institutional political process model
        [Xian, Mihua, Hoefer, Richard, Xu, Ling]. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. Submitted.
      • Journal Article
        Home and community-based services for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia caregiving: A comparison of the United States and China
        [Xian, Mihua, Fields, NoelleL., Xu, Ling]. International Journal of Social Welfare. Revising to Resubmit.
      • Journal Article
        A comparison of pension system policy in China and the United States using an institutional political process model
        [Xian, Mihua, Hoferd, Richard, Xu, Ling]. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. Not Accepted.

      2019
      • Journal Article
        Social support and self-rated health among caregivers of people with dementia: The mediating role of caregiving burden
        [Xian, Mihua, Xu, Ling]. Dementia: the International Journal of Social Research and Practice. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1471301219837464
      • Journal Article
        Social networks, family relationships, and worries: A comparison between Chinese older adults from immigrant, transnational and non-migrant families
        [Xu, Ling, Liu, Jinyu, Mao, Weiyu, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. 28(3), 317-333. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2017.1344950
      • Journal Article
        Quality of life among older Chinese immigrants: Focusing on living arrangement and social capital
        [Kim, Bum Jung, Chen, Lin, Lee, Yura, Xu, Ling]. Educational Gerontology. 45(6), 377-389. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03601277.2019.1640973
      • Journal Article
        Abuse, neglect and exploitation in assisted living: an examination of long-term care ombudsman complaint data
        [Magruder, Karen, Fields, NoelleL, Xu, Ling].
      • Journal Article
        Caregiver burden and desire for institutional placement: The roles of positive aspect of caregiving and religiosity
        [Fields, NoelleL., Xu, Ling, Miller, VivianJ.]. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease & Other Dementias. 34(3), 199-207. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1533317519826217

      2018
      • Journal Article
        Challenges and resilience related to aging in the United States among older Chinese immigrants
        [Li, Jia, Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris]. Aging and Mental Health. 22(12), 1548-1555. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2017.1377686
      • Journal Article
        Psychological vulnerability to widowhood: financial strain, worry about having no caregiver, and social engagement as a mediator and a moderator
        [Min, J., Li, Y., Xu, Ling, Chi, I.]. Ageing and Society. 38(11), 2356-2375. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X17000654
      • Journal Article
        Intergenerational relationships and well-being of East Asian older adults in migrant families
        [Liu, Jinyu, Guo, Man, Chi, Iris, Xu, Ling]. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. 27(4), 289-293. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2018.1520171
      • Journal Article
        Grandparenting and support from adult children: Does child’s international migration make a difference for Chinese older adults??
        [Xu, Ling, Guo, Man, Liu, Jinyu, Mao, Weiyu]. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. 27(4), 382-397. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2018.1520169
      • Journal Article
        The influence of acculturation level and family relationships on quality of life among U.S. Chinese older adults
        [Chen, Yiwei, Peng, Yisheng, Ye, Minzhi, Xu, Ling, Dong, Xin Qi]. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. 27(4), 346-365. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2018.1520165
      • Journal Article
        Intergenerational relationships in Chinese transnational families: A typology study
        [Guo, Man, Liu, Jinyu, Xu, Ling, Mao, Weiyu, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. 27(4), 366-381. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2018.1520166
      • Journal Article
        Intergenerational support and functional limitations among older Chinese immigrants: Does acculturation moderate their relationship?
        [Mao, Weiyu, Xu, Ling, Guo, Man, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. 27(4), 294-309. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/doi: 10.1080/15313204.2018.1520170
      • Journal Article
        Sizing up assisted living: An examination of long-term care ombudsman complaint data
        [Magruder, Karen, Fields, Noelle, Xu, Ling]. Home Health Care Services Quarterly. 37(3), 158-176. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01621424.2018.1474830
      • Journal Article
        Exploring relationships of psychological sense of community with self-rated health and depressive symptoms among older Chinese Americans
        [Tang, Fengyan, Chi, Iris, Xu, Ling, Dong, Xin Qi]. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. 4, 1-7. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177%2F2333721418778183
      • Journal Article
        Support from migrant children and depressive symptoms among Chinese older adults in transnational families
        [Liu, Jinyu, Guo, Man, Mao, Weiyu, Xu, Ling, Huang, Xiaoning, Chi, Iris]. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. 4, 1-9. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2333721418778187
      • Journal Article
        Grandparent-grandchildren relationships in immigrant Chinese families in Los Angeles: Acculturation and the role of the middle generation
        [Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris, Wu, Shiyou]. Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric in Medicine. 4, 1-8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10. 1177/2333721418778196
      • Journal Article
        Training needs for dementia care in China from the perspectives of mental health providers: who, what, and how
        [Xu, Ling, Hsiao, Hsin Yi, Denq, Wenchen, Chi, Iris]. International Psychogeriatrics. 30(7), 929-940. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1041610217002654
      • Journal Article
        Intergenerational relationships and the trajectory of depressive symptoms among older Chinese adults in rural migrant families
        [Lu, Nan, Xu, Ling, Lou, VivianW. Q., Chi, Iris]. Aging and Mental Health. 22(3), 389-396. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2016.1262821
      • Journal Article
        Intergenerational relationships and psychological well-being of Chinese older adults with migrant children: Does internal or international migration make a difference?
        [Guo, Man, Liu, Jingyu, Xu, Ling, Mao, Weiyu, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Family Issues. 39(3), 622-643. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192513X16676855
      • Journal Article
        Determinants of support exchange between grandparents and grandchildren: The roles grandparent caregiving, patrilinear lineage, and the emotional bond between grandparent and adult children
        [Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Family Issues. 39(3), 579-601. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192513X16662102

      2017
      • Journal Article
        Perceived needs for home and community-based services (HCBS): Experiences of urban Chinese older adults with functional impairments
        [Li, Hong, Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Aging and Social Policy. 29(2), 182-196. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08959420.2016.1220229
      • Journal Article
        Health in the neighborhood and household contexts among older Chinese Americans
        [Tang, Fengyan, Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris, Dong, Xin Qi]. Journal of Aging and Health. 29(8), 1388-1409. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0898264316661829
      • Journal Article
        Grandchild caregiving and psychological well-being among Chinese American older adults--The roles of caregiving burden and pressure
        [Xu, Ling, Tang, Fengyan, Li, LydiaW., Dong, Xin Qi]. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Science. 72(1), S56-S62. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glw186
      • Journal Article
        Family relationships, social connections, and depressive symptoms among Chinese older adults in international migrant families
        [Liu, Jinyu, Guo, Man, Xu, Ling, Mao, Weiyu, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. 26(3), 167-184. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2016.1206496
      • Journal Article
        Worry about not having a caregiver and depressive symptoms among widowed older adults in China: the role of family support
        [Xu, Ling, Li, Yawen, Min, Joohong, Chi, Iris]. Aging and Mental Health. 21(8), 879-888. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2016.1181708
      • Journal Article
        The new rural pension scheme and family support and relationship: Perspectives of older adults and their Children in Rural China
        [He, Hui, Xu, Ling, Xian, Mihua]. Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Research. 6(2), 1-7. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2167-7182.1000400

      2016
      • Journal Article
        Psychological well-being of older Chinese-American grandparents caring for grandchildren
        [Tang, F., Xu, Ling, Chi, I., Dong, X.Q. ]. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 64(11), 2356-2361. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.14455
      • Journal Article
        Parent-child relationships among older Chinese immigrants: the influence of co-residence, frequent contact, intergenerational support and sense of children's deference
        [Guo, Man, Xu, Ling, Liu, Jinyu, Mao, Weiyu, Chi, Iris]. Ageing and Society. 36(7), 1459-1482. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X15000446
      • Journal Article
        Knowledge, attitudes, and clinical practices for patients with dementia among mental health providers in China—rural and urban differences
        [Hsiao, HsinY., Liu, Zhaorui, Xu, Ling, Huang, Yueqing, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Education. 37(4), 342-358. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02701960.2014.990152
      • Journal Article
        Grandparenting caregiving and self-rated health—A longitudinal study using latent difference scores analysis
        [Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Research. 5(351), 1-7. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2167-7182.1000351
      • Journal Article
        Social participation and life satisfaction among the widowed older adults in China
        [Li, Yawen, Xu, Ling, Min, Joohong, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Gerontology and Geriatric Research. 5(353), 1-6. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2167-7182.1000353

      2014
      • Journal Article
        Does productive role occupancy prevent depression among older rural Chinese adults? A latent difference score analysis
        [Hsiao, HsinY., Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris, Silverstein, Merril]. Journal of Aging and Mental Health. 18(1), 51-58. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13607863.2013.771614
      • Journal Article
        Participation in productive activities and health outcomes among older adults in Urban China
        [Li, Yawen, Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris, Guo, Ping]. The Gerontologist. 54(5), 784-796. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnt106
      • Journal Article
        Emotional closeness between grandparents and grandchildren in rural China: The mediating role of the middle generation
        [Xu, Ling, Silverstein, Merril, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. 12(3), 226-240. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15350770.2014.929936

      2013
      • Journal Article
        Life satisfaction of Chinese older adults living in rural communities
        [Li, Hong, Chi, Iris, Xu, Ling]. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology. 28(2), 153-165. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10823-013-9189-2
      • Journal Article
        Acculturative stress and depressive symptoms among Asian immigrants in the United States: The roles of social support and negative interaction
        [Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris]. Asian American Journal of Psychology. 4(3), 217-226. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0030167
      • Journal Article
        Grandparent-grandchild family capital and self-rated health of older rural Chinese adults: the role of the grandparent-parent relationship
        [Lou, VivianW. Q., Lu, Nan, Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris]. Journals of Gerontology (B). 68(4), 599-608. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbt040

      2012
      • Journal Article
        Intensity of grandparent caregiving and life satisfaction among older rural Chinese adults: A longitudinal study using latent difference score analysis
        [Xu, Ling, Wu, Bei, Chi, Iris, Hsiao, HsinY.]. Family and Community Health. 35(4), 287-299. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/FCH.0b013e31826665d0

      2011
      • Journal Article
        Life satisfaction among Chinese rural grandparents: the roles of intergenerational family relationship and support exchange with grandchildren
        [Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris]. Journal of International Social Welfare. 20(1), 148-159. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00809.x
      • Journal Article
        Study on perceived financial adequacy among older adults in urban China
        [Li, Chao, Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris]. Journal of Population and Development. 1, 223-235.
      • Journal Article
        Widowhood, family support, and self-rated health among older adults in China
        [Li, Yawen, Chi, Iris, Krochalk, PamelaC., Xu, Ling]. Journal of International Social Welfare. 20(1), 72-85. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2397.2011.00818.x

      2010
      • Journal Article
        Factors associated with volunteerism among community living older adults in urban China
        [Li, Hong, Chi, Iris, Xu, Ling]. Social Development Issue. 32(1), 62-75.
      • Journal Article
        Intergenerational support and self-rated health among Chinese older adults in one-child families: Urban and rural differences
        [Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris]. Social Development Issue. 32(1), 48-61.

Presentations

    • November  2020
      Xu, Ling (Author & Presenter), Liu, Yiwei (Author), He, Hui (Author), Fields, NoelleL. (Author), Ivey, DorotheaL. (Author), Kan, Chen (Author), "Caregiving intensity and caregiver burden among dementia caregivers: The moderating roles of social support", Virtual. (November , 2020).
    • November  2020
      Lee, Yura (Author & Presenter), Xu, Ling, Kim, BumJ. (Author), Chen, Lin (Author), "Leisure activity, gender and depressive symptoms: Findings from REACH II dementia caregivers", Virtual. (November 11, 2020).
    • November  2020
      Xu, Yanfeng (Author & Presenter), Jedwab, M. (Author), Wu, Qi (Author), Levkoff, S. (Author), Xu, Ling, "Risk and protective factors associated with custodial grandparents’ psychological distress in COVID-19", Virtual. (November 7, 2020).
    • November  2019
      Magruder, Karen (Author & Presenter), Fields, NoelleL. (Author), Xu, Ling (Author), "Abuse, neglect, and exploitation in assisted living: An examination of long-term care Ombudsman Complaint data", Austin, Texas. (November 15, 2019).
    • November  2019
      Xu, Ling (Author & Presenter), Kim, W.H. (Author), Kan, Chen (Author), Fields, NoelleL. (Author), "Missing value imputation via graph completion in questionnaires of persons with dementia", Austin, TX. (November 15, 2019).
    • November  2019
      Xu, Ling (Author & Presenter), Zhao, Lingya (Author), "Using elderly privilege program and positive attitudes toward aging among Chinese older adults: the mediating role of support from adult children", Austin, Texas. (November 15, 2019).
    • October  2019
      Ombayo, B. (Author & Presenter), Xu, Ling (Author), "Teen dating violence and academic performance: The mediating effect of health-related behaviors", Denver, Colorado. (October , 2019).
    • October  2019
      Greer, Julienne (Author & Presenter), Doelling, Kris (Author), Xu, Ling (Author), Fields, NoelleL. (Author), "Shakespeare and robots: participatory performance art for older adults", New Delhi, India. (October 14, 2019).
    • January  2019
      Xu, Ling (Author & Presenter), Lee, Yura (Author), Kim, B.J. (Author), Chen, Ling (Author), "Determinants of discretionary and non-discretionary service utilization among dementia caregivers", San Francisco, California. (January , 2019).
    • November  2018
      Xu, Ling (Author & Presenter), Guo, Man (Author), Liu, Jinyu (Author), Mao, Weiyu (Author), Chi, Iris (Author), , "Filial piety discrepancy and mental health of immigrant Chinese older adults in the United States". (November 15, 2018).
    • November  2018
      Liu, Jinyu (Author & Presenter), Mao, Weiyu (Author & Presenter), Guo, Man (Author), Xu, Ling, Chi, Iris (Author), Dong, XinQi (Author), , "Loss of friends and Psychological well-being of older Chinese Americans". (November 15, 2018).
    • November  2018
      Fields, Noelle (Author & Presenter), Xu, Ling (Author), Greer, Julienne (Author), Doelling, Kristen (Author), "Shall I compare Thee to ….robot? The use of creative arts and social robotics with older adults". (November 14, 2018).
    • November  2018
      Fields, NoelleL. (Author & Presenter), Xu, Ling (Author), Parekh, RupalM., "The Senior Companion Program Plus: A peer-led model for culturally informed family caregiver interventions", GSA, Boston, Massachusetts. (November 14, 2018).
    • November  2018
      Xu, Ling, Fields, Noelle, Tonui, Betty, Miller, Vivian, Vasquez-White , Triste, "The effects of a psychoeducational intervention for Chinese immigrant foster grandparents.", Orlando, Florida. (November 11, 2018).
    • January  2018
      Mao, Weiyu (Author & Presenter), Chi, Iris (Co-Chair), Guo, Man (Co-Chair), Xu, Ling (Co-Chair), Liu, Jinyu (Co-Chair), "Multidimensional intergenerational support and self-rated health among older Chinese Immigrants: The mediating effects of depressive symptoms", Washington, D.C.. (January 13, 2018).
    • January  2018
      Xian, Mihua (Author & Presenter), Xu, Ling (Author), "Social support and self-rated health among caregivers of dementia: The mediating role of caregiving burden", Washington, D.C. . (January 13, 2018).
    • July  2017
      Xu, Ling, Li, L., Tang, F., Dong, X.Q., "Acculturation and Depressive Symptoms among Old Chinese Immigrants in the U. S. —The Roles of Positive and Negative Interactions", San Francisco, California. (July 26, 2017).
    • July  2017
      Xu, Ling, Fields, N., Miller, V., He, H., Vasquez-White, T., "Benefits and barriers of participating foster grandparent programs among old Chinese immigrants", San Francisco, California. (July 23, 2017).
    • July  2017
      Silverstein, M., Xu, Ling, "Grandchildren as support and care providers to older adults in China", San Francisco, California. (July 23, 2017).
    • July  2017
      Liu, J., Guo, M., Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Migration and intergenerational relationships in Chinese families", San Francisco, California. (July 23, 2017).
    • July  2017
      Min, J., Xu, Ling, Li, Y., Chi, I., "Psychological vulnerability to widowhood: Financial strain, worry about care, and social engagement", San Francisco, California. (July 23, 2017).
    • July  2017
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Social networks and worry among Chinese older adults in immigrant families", San Francisco, California. (July 23, 2017).
    • July  2017
      Guo, M., Liu, J., Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Subjective well-being of Chinese elders with migrant children: The role of family and social support", San Francisco, California. (July 23, 2017).
    • July  2017
      Xu, Ling, Hsiao, H.Y., Qing, A., Chi, I., "Training needs and education for Dementia care in China: The perspectives of mental health providers", San Francisco, California. (July 23, 2017).
    • January  2017
      Fields, N.L., Xu, Ling, "Caregiver burden and desire for institutional placement –the Role of positive aspect of caregiving and religiosity coping", New Orleans, Louisiana. (January 10, 2017).
    • November  2016
      Mao, W., Chi, I., Dong, X.Q., Liu, J., Guo, M., Xu, Ling, "Intergenerational relations, depression, and functional limitations among older Chinese immigrants", New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 20, 2016).
    • November  2016
      Lu, N., Xu, Ling, Lou, V.W.Q., Chi, I., "Intergenerational relationships and depressive symptom trajectories of older rural Chinese adults", New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 18, 2016).
    • November  2016
      Guo, M., Liu, J., Xu, Ling, Mao, W., Chi, I., "Older parent-adult child relationships in Chinese transnational families: A typology study", New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 18, 2016).
    • November  2016
      Xu, Ling, Lu, N., Miller, V., Vasquex-White, T., "The roles of “grandparents” in a foster grandparent program among Chinese immigrant older adults", New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 17, 2016).
    • November  2016
      Fields, N.L., Xu, Ling, Richardson, V., Parekh, R., Ivey, D., Feinhals, G., Calhoun, M., "The Senior Companion Program Plus: An intervention for African American dementia caregivers", New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 17, 2016).
    • November  2016
      Xu, Ling, Silverstein, M., "Emotional closeness between grandparents and adult grandchildren in rural China", New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 16, 2016).
    • November  2016
      Li, H., Xu, Ling, Chi, I., Yin, Y., "Urban Chinese older adults’ use of home and community-based services (HCBS)", New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 16, 2016).
    • June  2016
      Xu, Ling, "Research on aging and health among older Chinese Americans", Chicago, Illinois. (June 4, 2016).
    • January  2016
      Ievy, D., Ude, P., He, H., Xu, Ling, "Caregiving intensity and the psychological well-being for dementia caregivers: The roles of social support and religiosity", Washington, D.C.. (January 15, 2016).
    • November  2015
      Li, H., Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Chinese older adults’ family and friend networks and suicidal thoughts and attempts", Orlando, FL. (November 21, 2015).
    • November  2015
      Xu, Ling, Dong, X.Q., "Grandparent caregiving hours and depressive symptoms among older Chinese Americans: The moderating effect of caregiving burden", Orlando, FL. (November 21, 2015).
    • November  2015
      Mao, W., Chi, I., Guo, M., Xu, Ling, Liu, J., "Intergenerational support and functional limitations among older Chinese immigrants: Acculturation matters", Orlando, FL. (November 21, 2015).
    • November  2015
      Fields, N.L. , Xu, Ling, Richardson, V., Parekh, R., Feinhals, G., "Knowledge of dementia and senior companions: A pilot psychoeducational training program", Orlando, FL. (November 21, 2015).
    • November  2015
      Guo, M., Xu, Ling, Liu, J., Mao, W., Chi, I., "Psychological well-being of chinese older immigrants in the United States: The influence of positive and negative family relations", Orlando, FL. (November 21, 2015).
    • November  2015
      Xu, Ling, Li, Y., Min, J., Chi, I., "Worry about no caregivers and depression among Chinese older adults: The role of family support", Orlando, FL. (November 21, 2015).
    • November  2015
      Liu, J., Guo, M., Xu, Ling, Mao, W., Chi, I., "Intergenerational relationships in Chinese transitional families: Does geographic proximity between older parents and their Children make a difference?", Orlando, FL. (November 19, 2015).
    • June  2015
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Grandparent caregiving and self-rated health among rural Chinese older adults: a longitudinal study using latent difference score analysis", Syracuse. (June 7, 2015).
    • June  2015
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Grandparenting and support from adult children: does child’s international migration make a difference?", Syracuse. (June 7, 2015).
    • January  2015
      Liu, J., Xu, Ling, Guo, M., Chi, I., "Family support and depression among Chinese older adults in transnational families", New Orleans, Louisiana. (January 14, 2015).
    • November  2014
      Min, J., Li, Y., Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Exploring the different mechanisms linking widowhood and subjective well-being between men and women among Chinese older adults", Washington D.C.. (November 8, 2014).
    • November  2014
      Xu, Ling, Li, Y., Chi, I., "Life transition and its implication among Chinese older adults", Washington D.C.. (November 8, 2014).
    • November  2014
      Xu, Ling, Li, Y., Min, J., Chi, I., "Social participation and life satisfaction among the widowed older adults in China", Washington D.C.. (November 8, 2014).
    • November  2014
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Social networks, family relationships, and worries: A comparison between Chinese older adults from immigrant, yo-yo and non-migrant families", Washington D.C.. (November 6, 2014).
    • January  2014
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Does helping children with babysitting affect receiving support from adult children among Chinese older adults—A Comparison between immigrant, non-immigrant, and yo-yo Families?", San Antonio. (January 17, 2014).
    • November  2013
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Caregiving, patrilinear lineage, emotional bond and grandparent grandchild support exchange", New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 22, 2013).
    • November  2013
      Xu, Ling, Li, H., Chi, I., "Suicide ideation among older Chinese adults living in rural communities", New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 21, 2013).
    • November  2013
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Who stays? Who goes? Selective emigration among the Chinese older adults", New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 20, 2013).
    • November  2012
      Hsiao, H.Y., Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Knowledge, attitudes and clinical practices for patients with dementia among mental health providers in China: urban and rural differences", San Diego, California. (November 1, 2012).
    • November  2012
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "The dynamic relationship between self-rated health and life satisfaction among rural Chinese older adults: a longitudinal study using latent growth curve analysis", San Diego, California. (November 1, 2012).
    • November  2012
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "The impact of grandparent caregiving on support exchange between grandparents and grandchildren: the mediating role of the emotional bond between grandparent and adult children", San Diego, California. (November 1, 2012).
    • March  2012
      Xu, Ling, "Support exchange of ‘sandwich generation’ with elderly parents and adult children", Academia Sinica, Taipei. (March 1, 2012).
    • January  2012
      Hsiao, H.Y., Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Multiple role occupancy as a protective factor for Chinese older adults’ psychological well-being: a longitudinal study using latent growth curve analysis", Washington D.C.. (January 1, 2012).
    • November  2011
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., Hsiao, H.Y., "Intensity of grandparent caregiving and life satisfaction among older rural Chinese adults: a longitudinal study using latent difference score analysis", Boston, Massachusetts. (November 1, 2011).
    • August  2011
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Determinants of support exchange with grandchildren among rural Chinese grandparents", Beijing, China. (August 1, 2011).
    • August  2011
      Hsiao, H.Y., Xu, Ling, Chi, I., Silverstein, M., "Trajectories of productive roles and depression among Chinese rural elders: Analysis of individual growth curves", Beijing, China. (August 1, 2011).
    • January  2011
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Grandparent-grandchild relationships in rural China — does gender matter?", Tampa, Florida. (January 1, 2011).
    • November  2010
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Acculturation, communication level, and grandparent-grandchild relationships in Chinese immigrant families in Los Angeles", New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 1, 2010).
    • November  2010
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Grandparent-grandchild relationships in rural China — the role of middle generation and the kinship status of the grandparent", New Orleans, Louisiana. (November 1, 2010).
    • June  2010
      Li, H., Chi, I., Xu, Ling, "Life satisfaction of community living older adults in Rural China", Hong Kong. (June 1, 2010).
    • May  2010
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Life satisfaction among rural Chinese grandparents — the roles of health, intergenerational support and self-perception of aging", The University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. (May 1, 2010).
    • November  2009
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Grandmother-grandchild relationships in Chinese immigrant families in Los Angeles", Atlanta, Georgia. (November 1, 2009).
    • November  2009
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Intergenerational support and self-rated health in one-child family in China", Atlanta, Georgia. (November 1, 2009).
    • July  2009
      Li, H., Chi, I., Xu, Ling, "Factors associated with volunteerism among community living older adults in urban China", Paris, France. (July 1, 2009).
    • July  2009
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Intergenerational support and health in one-child family in China", Paris, France. (July 1, 2009).
    • November  2008
      Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Life satisfaction among Chinese rural grandparents: The role of attitude towards aging", National Harbor, Maryland. (November 1, 2008).
    • December  2007
      Guo, M., Xu, Ling, Chi, I., "Disability trends in China", Beijing, China. (December 1, 2007).
    • June  2006
      Xu, Ling, "Informal social support for elders living at home in Shanghai", Taiwan Soochow University, Taiwan. (June 1, 2006).

Students Supervised

    • Aug 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Co-Chair
      Joanna Glover, (Social Work)
      Age friendly airports: A qualitative study of older adults aged 55 and older
    • May 2020
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Kristen Ravi, (Social Work)
      The development of an emotional or behavioral disabilities among children exposed to parental intimate partner violence
    • Apr 2020
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Venieca Kusek, (Social Work)
      The perceived benefits of exposure to nature through birds
    • May 2019
      Dissertation Committee Co-Chair
      Vivian Miller, (Social Work)
      Transportation, social support, family visitation, and depression of residents in nursing homes: A mixed methods study
    • May 2019
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Bernadette Ombayo, (Social Work)
      Teen dating violence and school outcomes: The mediating role of health-related behaviors
    • Aug 2018
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Dorothea Ivey, (Social Work)
      An exploration of National Family Caregiver Support programs serving informal grandparent caregivers: A descriptive phenomenology approach
    • July 2018
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Rupal Parekh, (Social Work)
      Predictors of well-being and advance directives among elder orphans: A mixed methods study
    • May 2017
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Marissa Wallace, (Social Work)
      Effectiveness of suicide prevention programs to reduce suicide ideation and behavior in older adults: A systematic review of the literature from 2009-2016
    • May 2017
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Jackie Burse, (Social Work)
      A retrospective exploration of the factors affecting domestic violence among a sample of older African American women: An interpretative phenomenological analysis
    • May 2017
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Leona Peterson, (Social Work)
      Incidence of suicidality and seclusion and restraint in inpatient psychiatric care for people with schizophrenia
    • May 2016
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Mariah Castillo, (Social Work)
      Promotoras and culturally competent care for improved diabetes care: A systematic review of promotora led interventions for diabetes care in older Mexican-Americans
    • May 2016
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Cecilia Mengo, (Social Work)
      The impact of intimate partner violence on mental health well-being among women seeking help from a police station
    • May 2016
      Dissertation Committee Member
      Kathleen Preble, (Social Work)
      Victims’ perception of power and identity intersections: A human trafficking experience
    • May 2015
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Karen Abonza, (Social Work)
      The prevalence rate of underage drinking among school-aged adolescents receiving social work intervention in a community mental health research setting

Courses

      • SOCW 6341-001 ADV STAT METHDS IN HUM SERV
        (Course Id: 109052)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • SOCW 5301-003 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
        (Course Id: 108961)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • SOCW 4335-001 AGING IN AMERICAN SOCIETY
        (Course Id: 112719)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5301-003 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
        (Course Id: 108961)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • SOCW 5301-011 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
        (Course Id: 108961)
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      • SOCW 4951-001 SOCIAL WORK FIELD INSTRUCTION
        (Course Id: 112654)
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      • SOCW 4951-005 SOCIAL WORK FIELD INSTRUCTION
        (Course Id: 112654)
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      • SOCW 4951-101 SOCIAL WORK FIELD INSTRUCTION
        (Course Id: 112654)
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      • SOCW 4951-105 SOCIAL WORK FIELD INSTRUCTION
        (Course Id: 112654)
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      • SOCW 6341-001 ADV STAT METHDS IN HUM SERV
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      • SOCW 5301-003 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
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      • SOCW 5301-013 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
        (Course Id: 108961)
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      • SOCW 5301-025 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
        (Course Id: 108961)
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      • SOCW 5301-027 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
        (Course Id: 108961)
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      • SOCW 6341-001 ADV STAT METHDS IN HUM SERV
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      • SOCW 6399-003 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 109106)
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      • SOCW 7399-002 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
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      • SOCW 5334-001 FAMILY CAREGIVING & AGING
        (Course Id: 112696)
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      • SOCW 6399-001 DISSERTATION
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      • SOCW 5334-001 FAMILY CAREGIVING & AGING
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      • SOCW 5301-003 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
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      • SOCW 4350-001 SPEC TOPICS SW
        (Topic: Racism and Social Justice | Course Id: 108943)
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      • SOCW 6341-001 ADV STAT METHDS IN HUM SERV
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      • SOCW 6399-001 DISSERTATION
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      • SOCW 6399-002 DISSERTATION
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      • SOCW 6399-003 DISSERTATION
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      • SOCW 5334-002 FAMILY CAREGIVING & AGING
        (Course Id: 112696)
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      • SOCW 5301-003 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
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      • SOCW 5301-013 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
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      • SOCW 6341-001 ADV STAT METHDS IN HUM SERV
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      • SOCW 5301-013 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
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      • SOCW 5301-003 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
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      • SOCW 5301-005 HUMAN BEHAV & SOCIAL ENV I
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      • SOCW 6341-001 ADV STAT METHDS IN HUM SERV
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      • SOCW 3302-006 HUM BEHAV II
        (Course Id: 108923)
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      • SOCW 3305-010 SOCIAL WORK RESEARCH
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      • SOCW 6331-001 THEORIES OF FAMILY
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Service to the University

    • May 2015 to  Present Developer and Grader
      PhD students’ Qualifying Exam
    • Jan 2013 to  Present Committee Member
      Aging Content Committee
    • Sept 2019 to  Aug 2020 Committee Member
      Center of Social Connectedness
    • Sept 2017 to  Aug 2020 Student Org Advisor (Professional Org)
      Gerontological Organization
    • Sept 2019 to  May 2020 Committee Member
      Research Committee
    • Sept 2018 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      FDRC - Non-Tenure-Line Faculty, Committee member
    • Sept 2018 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      Undergraduate Assembly
    • Sept 2016 to  May 2019 Committee Member
      PhD Committee
    • Aug 2017 to  May 2018 Committee Member
      SCOGS-Ph.D.
      SCOGS-Ph.D.
    • Aug 2017 to  May 2018 Committee Member
      SCUGS/SCOGS
    • Aug 2016 to  May 2018 Committee Member
      Research Committee
    • Aug 2017 to  May 2018 Committee Chair
      Aging Content Committee
    • Aug 2014 to  Aug 2016 Guest Speaker
      MSW Orientation for Aging Concentration
    • Sept 2015 to  May 2016 Committee Member
      Professionship Review Committee
    • Sept 2014 to  May 2016 Committee Member
      Health Content Committee
    • Sept 2014 to  May 2016 Committee Member
      Periodic Review Committee
    • Feb 2015 to  Mar 2015 Reviewer
      SSW PhD Summer Scholarship Application
    • Jan 2012 to  May 2012 Guest Lecturer – Social Work Practice with and In Behalf of Older Adults (SOWK 653), Section 9: Intergenerational Relations and Programs
      University of Southern California
    • Jan 2011 to  May 2011 Guest Lecturer – Social Work with Older Adults (SOWK 599), Section 9: The Importance of Social Supports
      University of Southern California
    • Jan 2010 to  May 2010 Teaching assistant – Social Work Research (SOWK 562)
      University of Southern California
    • Jan 2010 to  May 2010 Co-instructor –Social Policy in the Health Care Sector (SOWK 636)
      University of Southern California
    • Jan 2009 to  May 2009
      Co-instructor– Evaluation Research: Community Organization, Planning and Administration (SOWK629)
    • Jan 2008 to  May 2008 Co-Course Builder –Social Work Practice with Older Adults (SOWK 653)
      University of Southern California

Service to the Profession

    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Applied Gerontology
    • 2018 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
    • 2017 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      American Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics
    • Jan 2017 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      American Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics, editorial board
    • 2017 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Family Issues
    • Jan 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Aging and Mental Health
    • 2016 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      China Journal of Social Work
    • 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      China Journal of Social Work
    • 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      European Journal of Ageing
    • 2016 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Family Studies
    • 2015 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Family and Marriage
    • Jan 2012 to  Present
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journals of Gerontology: Series B (Social Science)
    • 2017 to  2018
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Ageing International
    • 2016 to  2018
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Gerontology
    • 2016 to  2018
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine
    • 2016 to  2018
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Social Work in Health Care
    • 2013 to  2018
      Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
      Journal of International Social Welfare
    • Jan 2013 to  Jan 2018
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Gerontological Social Work
    • 2016 to  2017
      Abstract Reviewer
      21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
    • 2016 to  2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power
    • 2016 to  2017
      Guest editor
      Journal of Ethnic and Cultural diversity in Social Work
    • 2016 to  2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of Immigration and Refugee Studies
    • 2016 to  2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      PLOS ONE
    • 2016 to  2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Race and Social Problems
    • 2016 to  2017
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      The China Journal
    • 2015 to  2016
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work & Development (APJSWD)
    • 2015 to  2016
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      Journal of International Migration and Integration
    • Jan 2015 to  Jan 2016
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      BMC Geriatrics
    • 2014 to  2015
      Reviewer, Journal Article
      SAGE Open
    • 2014 to  2015
      Abstract Reviewer
      Society for Social Work Research Annual Conference
    • 2013 to  2014
      Abstract Reviewer
      Gerontological Society of American Annual Conferences

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • 2016 to  Present
      Consultant
      Brookdale Nursing Home in Arlington
    • Oct 2014 to  Present
      Consultant (Dallas,
      Silver Gardens
    • Oct 2014 to  Present
      Consultant (Richardson,
      Sunray Community
    • 2014 to  Present
      Consultant
      Senior Source in Dallas
    • Jan 2009 to  Jan 2009
      Volunteer (El Monte, CA,
      SunnyDay Adult Day Health Care
    • June 2003 to  Sept 2003
      Counselor (Toronto, Canada )
      Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care
      Provided counseling and other services to Canadian Chinese elders