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Lydia W. Li

Professor of Social Work

Lydia W. Li

Professor Li’s research examines how socio-structural factors are related to depression, suicide, cognitive function and healthy aging in older adults. She has conducted epidemiological and intervention studies to understand and address health disadvantages of older adults in rural China, older Chinese immigrants in the United States and older adults with low incomes. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and served as the co-chair of the 2016 GSA program committee. She was a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar. Currently, she is serving as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Social Welfare, on the editorial board of Research on Aging and Journal of Gerontological Social Work, and as an expert reviewer for the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme in Hong Kong. She has been an Associate Editor of BMC Geriatrics. She teaches courses related to social welfare policy, research methods, program evaluation, aging policy, and social gerontology.

Research Interests/Focus

Depression and suicide in later life, rural elders, cross-cultural gerontology, ageism, community-based interventions.

Education

Year Degree   School
2000 PhD Social Welfare University of Wisconsin, Madison
1989 MSW Social Work University of Hong Kong, China
1984 Honor's Diploma Social Work Hong Kong Baptist College, China

Fall 2017

Course Catalog

Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services SW530

Instructor: Lydia W. Li
Time: Tue 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: 3752 SSWB
Program Type: Residential
Credits: 3 Credit Hours

Past Term Courses

Winter 2021

Course # Section Course Name
SW522 006 Basic Social Work Research View Course
SW522 009 Basic Social Work Research View Course

Fall 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW530 006 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course
SW530 011 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course

Winter 2020

Course # Section Course Name
SW683 001 Evaluation in Social Work View Course
SW683 004 Evaluation in Social Work View Course

Fall 2019

Course # Section Course Name
SW530 004 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course
SW530 005 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course

Winter 2019

Course # Section Course Name
SW683 002 Evaluation in Social Work View Course
SW683 006 Evaluation in Social Work View Course

Fall 2018

Course # Section Course Name
SW530 004 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course
SW530 008 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course

Winter 2018

Course # Section Course Name
SW616 001 Adulthood and Aging View Course
SW685 001 Methods of Program Evaluation View Course
SW713 005 Advanced Topics in Social Work View Course

Fall 2017

Course # Section Course Name
SW530 004 Introduction to Social Welfare Policy and Services View Course

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