I am conducting research on Health, Aging, and Family related topics from a global perspective.
United States: I study social inequalities in late-life health and caregiving for frail older adults. Using data from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), I have worked on several projects exploring 1) the effects of bereavement on health (JGSS 2022, SF 2023), 2) gender and social isolation (JHSB 2022), and 3) racial/ethnic disparities in COVID-19 experiences (JGSS 2022). Additionally, utilizing the National Health and Aging Trends Study (NHATS), my current research focuses on the provision of care within increasingly diverse care networks (JGSS 2023) and social disparities in unmet care needs experienced by older adults (TG 2023).
China: I study the association between intergenerational dynamics and support in old age (IJAHD 2016), as well as its impact on the psychological well-being of older adults (PH 2018,AMH 2023). Recently, I have expanded my research beyond the family context to investigate various social determinants of health. This includes examining social networks (AMH 2020), social isolation (ROA 2022, JAG 2023), and the influence of neighborhood environments (CSR 2021).
India: Using data from the India Human Development Survey (IHDS), I examined the trends and variation in educational assortative mating from 1970 to 2012 (Demography 2020). In India, the trends in educational assortative mating align with the global experience in some aspects while deviating in others.
Taiwan: In the context of Taiwan being the first in Asia to legalize same-sex marriage, I conducted research comparing relationship dynamics between same-sex and different-sex couples (DR 2019). Additionally, I examined the association between intergenerational coresidence and romantic relationship experiences (CSR 2019).