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Lydia W. Li

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Associate Professor, School of Social Work.

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dr. Li's research focuses on issues related to elder care in the United States and China. In particular, she is interested in psychosocial factors and interventions affecting physical and mental health outcomes of frail elders living in the community.

Recent Publications

Books

Cheng, Sheung-Tak, Iris Chi, Helene H. Fung, Lydia W. Li, and Jean Woo. 2015. Successful Aging: Asian Perspectives. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. Abstract.

Journal Articles

Li, Lydia W., Jinyu Liu, Hongwei Xu, and Zhenmei Zhang. 2016. "Understanding Rural–Urban Differences in Depressive Symptoms Among Older Adults in China." Journal of Aging and Health, 28(2): 341-362. DOI. Abstract.

Xu, Hongwei, Lydia W. Li, Zhenmei Zhang, and Jinyun Liu. 2015. "Is Natural Experiment a Cure? Re-examing the Long-Term Health Effects of China's 1959-1961 Famine." Social Science and Medicine, 148: 110-122. DOI. Abstract.

Li, Lydia W., Jinyu Liu, Zhenmei Zhang, and Hongwei Xu. 2015. "Late-life depression in Rural China: do village infrastructure and availability of community resources matter?" International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 30(7): 729-736. DOI. Abstract.

Zhang, Jiaan, and Lydia W. Li. 2015. "Provincial Variation in Marketization and Successful Aging in China: A Multilevel Analysis." Journal of Population Ageing, 8(3): 203-222. DOI. Abstract.

Chen, Shulin, Lisa L. Boyle, Yeates Conwell, Helen Chiu, Lydia W. Li, and Shuiyuan Xiao. 2013. "Dementia care in rural China." Mental Health in Family Medicine, 10(3): 133-141. Abstract.

Li, Lydia W., Y. Long, E. Essex, Y. Sui, and L. Gao. 2012. "Elderly Chinese and their family caregivers' perceptions of good care: a qualitative study in Shandong, China." Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 55(7): 609-25. DOI. Abstract.

Li, Lydia W., and S. McLaughlin. 2012. "Caregiver Confidence: Does It Predict Changes in Disability Among Elderly Home Care Recipients?" Gerontologist, 52(1): 79-88. PMCID: PMC3297017. DOI. Abstract.

Ingersoll-Dayton, Berit, Ruth M. Dunkle, Letha Chadiha, Abigail Lawrence-Jacobson, Lydia W. Li, Erin Weir, and Jennifer Satorius. 2011. "Intergenerational ambivalence: Aging mothers whose adult daughters are mentally ill." Families in Society, 92(1): 114–119. PMCID: PMC3115753. DOI. Abstract.

Li, Lydia W., and Yeates Conwell. 2010. "Pain and Self-Injury Ideation in Elderly Men and Women Receiving Home Care." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(11): 2160-2165. PMCID: PMC3058671. DOI. Abstract.

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