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Lydia Li’s research areas include social support in later life, stress and adaptation of family caregivers, dynamics of formal and informal care, health trajectories of home care elders, and late-life depression and suicide. She has a keen interest in cross-cultural research. Her most recent work involves community-based interventions for late-life depression in China.
She is affiliated with the Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) and Population Studies Center at U-M. She has served on the executive committee of the CCS and the Social Research, Practice and Policy section of the Gerontological Society of America.
|(734) 936-4850||(734) firstname.lastname@example.org||3839 SSWB||University of Michigan|
School of Social Work
1080 S. University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
|2000||PhD||Social Welfare||University of Wisconsin, Madison|
|1989||MSW||Social Work||University of Hong Kong, China|
|1984||Honorary Diploma||Social Work||Hong Kong Baptist College, China|
Cheung, S.-T., Chi, I., Fung, H., Li, L. W., & Woo J. (Eds.). (in press). Successful Aging in South East Asia. New York: Springer.
Li, L. W. & Zhang, J. (in press). Challenges to successful aging in transitional China. In Cheung, S.-T., Chi, I., Fung, H., Li, L. W., & Woo J. (Eds.), Successful Aging in South East China. New York: Springer.
Cheung S.-T., Li, L. W., Woo, J., Fung, H., & Chi, I. (in press). Successful aging in East Asia: a concerted effort of the State, the family, and the individual. In Cheung, S.-T., Chi, I., Fung, H., Li, L. W., & Woo J. (Eds.), Successful Aging in South East China. New York: Springer.
Li, L. W., Long, Y., Essex, E., Sui, Y., & Gao, L. (2012). Elderly Chinese and their family caregivers' perceptions of good care: A qualitative study in Shangdong, China. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 55(7), 609-625.
Ingersoll-Dayton, B., Dunkle, R. E., Chadiha, L. A., Lawrence-Jacobson, A., Li, L., & Weir, E. (2011). Intergenerational ambivalence: Aging mothers whose adult daughters are mentally ill. Families in Society, 92(1), 114-119.
McLaughlin, S. J., Connell, C. M., Heeringa, S. G., Li, L. W., & Roberts, S. (2010). Successful aging in the United States: Prevalence estimates from a nationally-representative sample of older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 65B(2), 216-226.
Li, L. W., & Conwell, Y. (2009). Effects of changes in depressive symptoms and cognitive functioning on physical disability in home care elderly. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 64A(2), 230-236.
Li, L., & Sui, Y. (2009). Family: Roles of the elderly. In D. Pong (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Modern China. Detroit, MI: Charles Scribner’s Sons, Gale/Cengage Learning.