Mariana Lopez Ortega, PhD
Mariana Lopez Ortega holds a doctorate from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a master's in public policy from The University of Chicago. After completing her PhD, she won a researcher post at the National Institute of Geriatrics in Mexico, part of the Mexican National Institutes of Health. Lopez Ortega's research at the National Institute of Geriatrics has concentrated on mortality, functional limitation and disability of older adults, informal care, and studying the supply of social care and social services for older adults in Mexico. In addition, she contributed to the development of the Network on Ageing, Health and Development in Mexico, selected and funded by Mexico's National Council of Science and Technology, CONACYT. In addition, she is a founding member and secretary of the Institute's Research Ethics Commission and has collaborated in working groups for two main national surveys in Mexico, the National Health and Nutrition Survey, and the upcoming waves of the Mexican Health and Ageing Study (2012, 2014).
Gong Chen, PhD
Gong Chen is a professor and the executive director of the Institute of Population Research/WHO Collaborating Center on Reproductive Health and Population Science at Peking University. His major research interests are disability, social gerontology, long-term care and quality of life of the elderly, marriage and family, population health and development, and policy evaluation. He has a particular research interest in aging and disability and is national expert in the area.
Aimei Guo, PhD
Aimei Guo is a professor of the Department of Labour and Social Security and the Dean of the Department of Women's Studies at Nanjing Normal University. Guo also serves as the director of the Research Center of Aging of Nanjing Normal University and the Institute for Gerontological Research in Jiangsu province. Her research interests include: aging and gender, mental health of older people, active aging, and gender research. She is a council member of the Chinese Association of Gerontology, the Jiangsu Association of Gerontology, the Jiangsu Association of Sociology, and the Chinese Association of Psychology. Guo is also an expert group member of Jiangsu Policy Research, specializing in aging policy. She has published over 30 articles and 7 books, and participated in more 20 studies.
Angela Leung, PhD
Angela Leung is an assistant professor at the School of Nursing at The University of Hong Kong and an assistant dean (Student Affairs and Academic Networking) for the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine at The University of Hong Kong. A CADENZA fellow, Leung serves as the coordinator of the interRAI Hong Kong interdisciplinary research team and the editor of the Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics and the Hong Kong Nursing Journal. Her research interests include long-term care and health literacy studies.
Qingfang Yang, PhD
Qingfang Yang is a lecturer in the School of Continuing Education at Renmin University. She is also a member of Research group of Third-age Women's University in Beijing, China. Her research interests include the theoretical and field study of education gerontology, the theoretical and field study of American elderly education, and program evaluation.
Dongmei Zuo, PhD
Dongmei Zuo is an assistant professor in the Institute for Population and Development Studies of Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. She studies the challenges involved with global aging and has carried out research into the well-being of the elderly and intergenerational transfers. Zuo is the author of twelve peer-reviewed journals or book chapters and has been the principal investigator on the projects "Study on the Mechanism of Intergenerational Exchange in Elderly Extended Family and Health Consequences" and "Age Pattern of Intergenerational Transfers among Older Persons in Rural China: A Life Course Perspective," sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and "Study on situation of Aging population and Old-age security in Shaanxi Province" funded by Shaanxi bureau of statistics. She is co-investigator on the project "Longitudinal Study of the Well-being of the Elderly in Anhui Province, China," supported by the Fogarty International Center, NIH.
Yu Zhang is a doctoral candidate from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, School of Nursing. Her current research efforts are focused on the evaluation of the outcomes of a life story book intervention for community-dwelling older adults.