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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.
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.
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.
McLaughlin, S.J., C.M. Connell, Steven Heeringa, Lydia W. Li, and J.S. Roberts. 2010. "Successful Aging in the United States: Prevalence Estimates From a National Sample of Older Adults." Journals of Gerontology Series B-Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 65(2): 216-226. PMCID: PMC2981444. DOI. Abstract.
Li, Lydia W., and Yeates Conwell. 2009. "Effects of changes in depressive symptoms and cognitive functioning on physical disability in home care elderly." Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 64(2): 230-236. PMCID: PMC2655022. DOI. Abstract.
Li, Lydia W., and Y. Sui. 2009. "Family: Roles of the elderly." In Encyclopedia of Modern China edited by D. Pong. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons.