Office location: 2038
Phone number: 217-244-5211
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.
Research and Practice Interests
Dr. Li has primary interests in family care giving, health care service needs of older adults with disabilities, and quality of mental health and health care services.
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.
Li, H. (2006). Unmet needs for supportive services: A comparison of rural and urban older adults. Journal of Social Service Research, 32, 19-40.
Li, H. (2006). Involvement of information and formal service providers: Meeting the home care needs of older adults with severe functional impairment. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 3/4, 167-184.
Li, H., Morrow-Howell, N., & Proctor, E. (2005). Assessing unmet needs for home and community-based services: Conceptualization and Measurement. Journal of Social Work in Long-Term Care, 3, 103-119.
Li H., Proctor, E., & Morrow-Howell, N. (2005). Outpatient mental health service use by older adults after acute psychiatric hospitalization. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, 32, 74-84.
Li, H., Edwards, D., & Morrow-Howell, N. (2004). Informal car giving networks and use of formal services by inner city African American elderly with dementia. Families in Society, 85, 55-62.