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Xiaoling Xiang

Assistant Professor of Social Work

Xiaoling Xiang
Xiaoling Xiang conducts community-based services research concerning the physical and mental health and service use of diverse older populations. She is particularly interested in psychosocial approaches to promoting mental health and enhancing quality of life in older adults. Her other areas of research include epidemiology of mental disorders in late life, comorbidity, quality of home and community-based services, and implementation of evidence-based interventions. Xiang's research program emphasizes strong partnerships with community organizations and interdisciplinary collaborations.

Research Interests/Focus

Health services research, integrated care models, late-life mental health care, depression, chronic disease, comorbidity, aging in place, health disparities, implementation research

Education

Year Degree   School
2015 PhD Social Work University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2015 MSW Macro University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
2011 MPhil Social Welfare Chinese University of Hong Kong, CHINA
2009 BA Social Work and Sociology Peking University, Beijing, CHINA

Nicklett, E., Chen, J., Xiang, X., Leah, A., Sonnega, A., Kimson, J., Cheng, J., & Assari, S. (in press). Associations between diagnosis with type 2 diabetes and changes in physical activity behaviors of middle-aged and older adults in the United States. Innovations in Aging.

An, R., Qiu, Y., Xiang, X., Ji, M., & Guan, C. (in press). Impact of hurricane Katrina on mental health among U.S. adults. American Journal of Health Behavior.

Kang S., & Xiang, X. (in press). The influence of cognitive impairment on health behaviors among older adults. American Journal of Health Behavior.

Xiang, X., Sun, Y., Smith, S., Lai, P., & Himle. J. (2020). Internet-based cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression: A feasibility study for homecare older adults. Research on Social Work Practice.

Xiang, X., Randall, O., Langi, F., Yamaki, K., Mitchell, D., Heller, T., Karmarkar, A., French, D., & Jordan, N. (2019). Impacts of an integrated Medicaid managed care program for adults with behavioral health conditions: The experience of Illinois. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 46(1), 44-53.

Frank, C., Xiang, X., Stagg, B., & Ehrlich, J. (2019). Longitudinal associations of self-reported vision impairment with symptoms of anxiety and depression among older adults in the United States. JAMA Ophthalmology, 137(7), 793-800.

Xiang, X., Wu, S., Zuverink, A., Tomasino, K. N., An, R., & Himle, J. (2019). Internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapies for late-life depressive symptoms: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Aging and Mental Health.

Xiang, X., Chen, J., & Kim, M. (2019). Trajectories of homebound status in Medicare beneficiaries aged 65 and older. The Gerontologist.

Zuverink, A., & Xiang, X. (2019). Anxiety and unmet needs for assistance with daily activities among older adults. Journal of Aging and Health.

Xiang, X., Zuverink, A., Rosenberg, W., & Mahmoudi, E. (2019). Social work-based transitional care intervention for super utilizers of medical care: A retrospective analysis of the Bridge Model for Super Utilizers. Social Work in Health Care, 58(1), 126-141.

Qin, W., Xiang, X., & Taylor, H. (2019). Driving cessation and social isolation in older adults. Journal of Aging and Health.

Xiang, X., Cheng J., Zuverink, A., & Wang, X. (2019). Perceptions and practice behaviors regarding late-life depression among private duty home care workers: A mixedmethods study. Aging and Mental Health.

Xiang, X., Freedman, V., Shah K., Hu, R., Stagg, B., & Ehrlich, J. (2019). Self-reported vision impairment and subjective wellbeing in older adults: A longitudinal mediation analysis. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.

Xiang, X. & Cheng, J. (2019). Trajectories of major depression in middle-aged and older adults: A population-based study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Xiang, X. (2019). Seven-year trajectories of depressive symptoms and their predictors among older Americans. Journal of Aging and Health.

Xiang, X., An, R., & Oh, H. (2018). The bidirectional relationship between depressive symptoms and homebound status among older adults. The Journal of Gerontology: Series B.

Xiang, X., Danilovich, M., K., Tomasino, K. N. & Jordan, N. (2018). Depression prevalence and treatment among older home health services users in the United States. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 75, 151-157.

Xiang, X., Robinson-Lane S., Rosenberg, W., & Alvarez, R. (2018). Implementing and sustaining evidence-based practice in health care: The Bridge Model experience. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 61(3), 280-294.

An, R., Xiang, X., Liu, J, & Guan, G. (2018). Diet and self-rated health among oldest-old Chinese. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 76, 125-132.

Larrison, C. R., Xiang, X., Gustafson, M., Lardiere, M. R., & Jordan, N. (2018). Implementation of electronic health records among community mental health agencies. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research, 45(1), 133-142.

Xiang, X., Leggett, A., Himle, J. A., & Kales, H. (2018). Major depression and subthreshold depression among older adults receiving home care. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26(9), 939-949.

Xiang, X., An, R., Kang, S., Stagg, B., & Ehrlich, J. (2018). Disability type, depression, and antidepressant use among older adults in the United States. Aging and Mental Health.

Zhan, M., & Xiang, X. (2018). Education loans and asset building among Black and Hispanic young adults. Children and Youth Services Review, 91, 121-127.

Brooks, J. M., Deiches, J., Xiang, X., Batsis, J., Chan, F., DiMilia, P., Chiu, C., Thompson, K., & Bartels, S. (2018). Differences in self-reported physical activity, exercise self-efficacy and outcome expectancies, and health status by body mass index groups in people with chronic pain. Journal of Rehabilitation, 84(4), 46-52.

Xiang, X., Kang, S., & Lee, W. (2018). Serious psychological distress as a barrier to dental care in community-dwelling adults in the United States. Social Welfare Policy and Practice, 4(1), 75-101.

Danilovich, M., Xiang, X., & Pinto, D. (2017). Factors that influence self-reported health changes with caregiving. Journal of Aging and Health, 29(8), 1444-1458.

Xiang, X. & Brooks, J. (2017). Correlates of depressive symptoms among homebound and semi-homebound older adults. Journal of Gerontological Social Work.

Larrison C. R., Xiang X., Gustafson M., Lardiere M. R., & Jordan N. (2017). Implementation of electronic health records among community mental health agencies. The Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research.

Kang. S. & Xiang, X. (2017). Physical activity and health services utilization and costs among U.S. adults. Preventive Medicine, 96, 101-105.

Xiang, X., An, R., & Heinemann, A. (2017). Depression and unmet needs for assistance with daily activities among community-dwelling older adults. The Gerontologist.

An, R. & Xiang, X. (2016). Age-period-cohort analyses of obesity prevalence in U.S. adults. Public Health, 141, 163-169.

Xiang, X. (2016). Chronic disease diagnosis as a teachable moment for health behavior changes among middle-aged and older adults. Journal of Aging and Health, 29(6), 995-1015.

Xiang, X. (2016). History of major depression as a barrier to health behavior changes after a chronic disease diagnosis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 85, 12-18.

Xiang, X., Larrison, C. R., & Tabb, K. (2016). Trends in health care utilization among adults with serious psychological distress: 2003-2014. Psychiatric Services, 67(7), 743-748.

Zhan, M., Xiang, X., & Elliott, W. (2016). Education loans and wealth building among young adults. Children and Youth Services Review, 66, 67-75.

An, R., Xiang, X., Yang, Y., & Yan, H. (2016). Mapping the prevalence of physical inactivity in U.S. States, 1984-2015. PLOS ONE.

An, R. & Xiang, X. (2015). Social vulnerability and obesity among U.S. adults. International Journal of Health Sciences, 3(3), 7-21.

An, R. & Xiang, X. (2015). Ambient fine particulate matter air pollution and leisure-time physical inactivity in U.S. adults. Public Health, 129(12), 1637-1644.

Xiang, X., & An, R. (2015). Depression and onset of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. middleaged and older adults. Aging and Mental Health, 19(2), 1084-1092.

An, R. & Xiang, X. (2015). Social vulnerability and leisure-time physical inactivity among U.S. adults. American Journal of Health Behavior, 39(6), 751-760.

Xiang, X., & An, R. (2015). Body weight status and onset of cognitive impairment among U.S. middle-aged and older adults. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 60(3), 394-400.

Xiang, X., & An, R. (2015). The impact of cognitive impairment and comorbid depression on disability, health care utilization, and costs. Psychiatric Services, 66, 1245-1248.

An, R. & Xiang, X. (2015). Smoking, heavy drinking, and depression among U.S. middle-aged and older Adults. Preventive Medicine, 81, 295-302.

Xiang, X., An, R., & Gehlert, S. (2015). Trends in antidepressant use among cancer survivors in the US: 1999-2012. Psychiatric Services, 66(6), 564.

Xiang, X., Lee, W., & Kang, S. (2015). Serious psychological distress as a barrier to dental care in community-dwelling adults in the United States. Journal of Public Health Dentistry, 75(2), 134-141.

Xiang, X., Hernandez, R., & Larrison, C. R. (2015). Provider advice on exercise and diet among adults with comorbid serious psychological distress and diabetes or diabetes risk factors. The Diabetes Educator, 41(2), 185-193.

Xiang, X., & An, R. (2015). Obesity and onset of depression among U.S. middle-aged and older adults. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 78, 242-248.

Xiang, X. (2015). Serious psychological distress as a barrier to cancer screening among women. Women's Health Issues, 25(1), 49-55.

Lough, B. J., & Xiang, X. (2014). Skills-based international volunteering among older adults from the US. Administration and Society.

Lough, B. J., Xiang, X., & Kang, S. (2014). Motivations for volunteering abroad in later life. International Journal of Volunteer Administration, 30(2), 11-21.

Lough, B. J., McBride, A. M., Sherraden, M. S., & Xiang, X. (2014). The impact of international service on the development of volunteers’ intercultural relations. Social Science Research, 46, 48-58.

Xiang, X. (2013). A review of interventions for substance use among homeless youth. Research on Social Work Practice, 23, 34-45.

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