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Research Interests

Professor Hong Li received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Iowa and a doctorate degree in social work from Washington University in St. Louis. She joined the School of Social Work in 1999. She was a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar from 2001 to 2003. Dr. Li has studied the role of family care giving in older adults’ recovery from physical and mental health problems. She has also studied the strategies for improving older adults’ access to needed health and mental health services.


BS, Capitol Normal University, Beijing, 1984

MSW, University of Iowa, 1994

PhD, Social Work, Washington University, 1999

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Research Output 2000 2017

Perceived Need for Home- and Community-Based Services: Experiences of Urban Chinese Older Adults With Functional Impairments

Li, H., Xu, L. & Chi, I., Mar 15 2017, In : Journal of Aging and Social Policy. 29, 2, p. 182-196 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Welfare
Activities of Daily Living

Factors related to Chinese older adults suicidal thoughts and attempts

Li, H., Xu, L. & Chi, I., Jul 2 2016, In : Aging and Mental Health. 20, 7, p. 752-761 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Urban Population
Social Support

Informal Caregivers’ Use of the Internet for Caregiving Information

Li, H., Jul 3 2015, In : Social Work in Health Care. 54, 6, p. 532-546 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Information Services
Health Services Needs and Demand
Logistic Models

Life Satisfaction of Older Chinese Adults Living in Rural Communities

Li, H., Chi, I. & Xu, L., Jun 1 2013, In : Journal of cross-cultural gerontology. 28, 2, p. 153-165 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rural Population
rural community
Financial Support
Urban Population

Social support resources and post-acute recovery for older adults with major depression

Li, H., Morrow-Howell, N., Proctor, E. & Rubin, E., Aug 1 2013, In : Community Mental Health Journal. 49, 4, p. 419-426 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Support
social support
psychiatric hospital