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Lun Li

Adjunct Professor

Room: HC 2800

Emailli53@macewan.ca

Education

PhD (Calgary); MA (Fudan); BA (Fudan)

Research Interests

Family caregiving, including social and health outcomes of family caregivers, multicultural and caregiving, caregiving and employment, and positive aspects of caregiving; healthy and successful aging, including elder abuse, social and civic participation, social integration and exclusion of senior immigrants, and other public health issues related to aging population

Biography

Lun Li holds a PhD in social work from Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary. He earned his Master degree in sociology and Bachelor degree in social work from Fudan University, China.

Lun’s research in gerontology focuses on:

  1. Family caregiving, including social and health outcomes of family caregivers, multicultural and caregiving, caregiving and employment, and positive aspects of caregiving
  2. healthy and successful aging, including elder abuse, social and civic participation, social integration and exclusion of senior immigrants, and other public health issues related to aging population.

Prior to joining the GRC, Lun has rich experience in various research and community-based projects, including Civic Participation of Asian Seniors in Edmonton (a SSHRC funded research project), Immigrant Seniors Project for elder abuse prevention and intervention in Edmonton, and so on. In addition, Lun actively engaged in community service through working for various social organizations in Edmonton, Alberta.

Selected Publications

Articles

  • Li, L., Lee, Y., & Lai, D. (2022). Mental health of employed family caregivers: A gender-based analysis on the role of workplace support. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development. https://doi. org/10.1177/00914150221077948.
  • Li, L., Wister, A., & Mitchell, B. (2022). Examination of the Healthy Caregiver Effect among older adults: Findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Gerontology. https://doi. org/10.1159/000526251.
  • Wister, A., Li, L., Cosco, T., McMillan, J., Griffith, L., & on behalf of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) Team. (2022). Multimorbidity resilience and COVID-19 pandemic self-reported impact and worry among older adults: A study based on the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). BMC Geriatrics. 22:92. https//doi.org/10.1186/s12877-022-02769-2.
  • Wister, A., Li, L., Levasseur, M., Kadowaki, L., & Pickering, J. (2022). The effects of loneliness on depressive symptoms among older adults during COVID-19: Longitudinal analyses of the CLSA. Journal of Aging and Health. https://doi. org/10.1177/08982643221129686.
  • Wister, A., Li, L.& Mitchell, B. (2022). A study of social isolation, multimorbidity and multiple role demands among middle-age adults based on the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. The International Journal of Aging and Human Development 94 (3). https://doi.org/10.1177/00914150211040451.
  • Wister, A., Li, L., Mitchell, B., Wolfson, C., McMillan, J., Griffith, L., Kirkland, S., Raina, P., & on behalf of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) Team. (2022). Levels of depression and anxiety among informal caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic: A study based on the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Journal of Gerontology, Series B. gbac03., https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbac035.
  • Li, L., & Lee, Y. (2020). Caregiving Choice and Caregiver-Receiver Relation: Effects on Psychological Well-being of Family Caregivers in Canada. Canadian Journal on Aging/La Revue canadienne du vieillissement, 1-13.
  • Lai, D. W., Li, L., & Daoust, G. D. (2017). Factors influencing suicide behaviours in immigrant and ethno-cultural minority groups: A systematic review. Journal of immigrant and minority health, 19(3), 755-768.
  • Yan, E., Lai, D. W., Daoust, G. D., & Li, L. (2014). Understanding elder abuse and neglect in aging Chinese immigrants in Canada. The Journal of Adult Protection.


Celebrating 40 years