Ada Chan Yuk-Sim Mui

Professor of Social Work

Bio:

Dr. Ada Mui has extensive social work practice experience with older adults in Hong Kong and in the United States. Her gerontological research and publications have been on international gerontology, productive aging, older volunteers, age-friendly community, self-care, family caregiving, medical care, community-based long-term care, psychological well-being, depression, religiosity, immigration, and acculturation experiences among older populations from diverse backgrounds.  In the United States, Dr. Mui has been recognized as one of the leading social gerontologists in cross-cultural research.  She is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and has been the recipient of many significant awards and scholarships (e.g., the Fulbright Scholarship Award, the Fulbright Senior Specialist Award, the Busse Research Award from the Pan America Congress on Gerontology, and the Outstanding Mentorship Award from the Gerontological Society of America). She is also a Faculty Associate at the Center for Social Development at the Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis. Internationally, she has been a Fellow at the Sau Po Center on Ageing at the University of Hong Kong; she is an Honorary Professor at Beijing Normal University, Beijing Youth Politics College, and the University of Hong Kong, China.  In Taiwan, she is a Research Fellow at the Social Policy Research Center at the National Taiwan University.

Research Interests:

  • Social gerontology
  • Productive engagement in later life and older volunteers
  • Health and mental health among frail older populations
  • Religiosity and quality of life issues among older Asians
  • Language barriers and depression among older Asian immigrants
  • Psychometric assessment of geriatric instruments

Current Grants & Projects:

  • Productive aging in China
  • Productive engagement in later life among older immigrants in New York City
  • Religiosity and cultural adaptation among older Asians
  • Older volunteers as support to family caregivers of patients with chronic medical illnesses

Selected Publications & Presentations:

Books

Morrow-Howell, N., Mui, A. C. (Eds.) (2013). Productive Engagement of Older Adults: International Research, Practice, and Policy,  Ageing International (Special issue II), 38(1).

Morrow-Howell, N., Mui, A. C. (Eds.) (2012). Productive Engagement of Older Adults: International Research, Practice, and Policy, Ageing International (Special issue I), 37(4).

Mui, A. C., Morrow-Howell, N., & Peng, D (Eds.), (2012).  Productive Aging in China:  Beijing: Peking University Press. (In Chinese)

Morrow-Howell, N., & Mui, A. C. (Eds.) (2012). Productive Engagement in Later Life.  NY: Routledge.

Yang, P.S., & Mui, A. C. (2011). Foundations of Gerontological Social Work Practice in Taiwan (2nd Edition). TW: Taipei YehYeh Publishing House. (In Chinese)

Gao, J. G., Morrow-Howell, N., & Mui, A. C. (Eds.) (2011). Productive engagement in later life: A global perspective. Jinan: Jinan Publishing. (In Chinese)

Morrow-Howell, N. & Mui, A. C., (Eds.) (2010). Special issues on Productive aging and China: Perspectives from East Asia and abroad. China Journal of Social Work (3), No. 2/3.

Mui, A. C., Chi, I., & Chui, W. T. (2009). Gerontological social work. Shanghai: Shanghai Publishing House. (In Chinese)

Mui, A. C. & Shibusawa, T. (2008). Asian American elders in the twenty-first century: Key indicators of well-being. New York: Columbia University Press.

Mui, A. C., Chi, I., & Chui, W. T. (2008). Gerontological social work in the 21st century. Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong Press. (In Chinese)

Mui, A. C. & Yang, P.S. (2005). The foundations of gerontological social work practice in Taiwan. Taipei: YehYeh Publishing House. (In Chinese)

Book Chapters

Mui, A.C. (2012).  Productive ageing in China: A human capital perspective.  In Morrow-Howell, N., & Mui, A. C. (Eds.). Productive Engagement in Later Life. (pp. 5-17).  NY: Routledge.

Mui, A.C. (2011).  Productive ageing in China: A human capital perspective.  In Gao, J.G., Morrow-Howell, N., & Mui, A. C. (Eds.). Productive engagement in later life: Global perspectives. (pp. 2-17).  BJ: China Social Sciences Press (In Chinese).

Mui, A. C. (2008). Population ageing and longevity: From global to local. In J. Woo (Ed.), Proceedings of CADENZA Symposium 2007 (pp. 8-13). Hong Kong: Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong.

Mui, A. C. (2008). Creativity, social participation, and elder friendly environment. In J. Woo (Ed.), Proceedings of CADENZA Symposium 2007 (pp. 30-32). Hong Kong: Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong.

Mui, A. C. (2005). Social gerontology: Psychological aspects of geriatric care. In T. K. Kong (Ed.), Hong Kong Geriatrics Society: Curriculum in geriatric medicine (pp. 91-110). Hong Kong: Hong Kong Gerontology Society Press.

Journal Articles

Mui, A.C., Glajchen, M., Chen, H., & Sun, J. (2012, on-line). Developing an Older Adult Volunteer Program in a New York Chinese Community: An Evidence-based Approach, Ageing International. 

Kang-Yi, C.D., Mandell, D. S., Mui, A. C., & Castle, N.G. (2011). Interaction Effect of Medicaid Census and Nursing Home Characteristics on Quality of Psychosocial Care for Residents.  Health Care Management Review. 36 (1), 47-57.

Mui, A. C. (2010). Productive ageing in China: A human capital perspective. China Journal of Social Work, (3), No. 2/3. 112-124.

Shibusawa, T. & Mui, A. C. (2008). Health status and health service utilization among older Asian Indian immigrants. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 73.

Mui, A. C., Kang, S. K., Kang, D., & Domanski, M. D. (2007). English language proficiency and health-related quality of life among Chinese and Korean immigrant elders. Health and Social Work, 32(2), 119-127.

Mui, A. C., Kang, D., Nguyen, D. D., & Domanski, M. D. (2006). Demographic profiles of Asian immigrant elderly residing in metropolitan ethnic enclave communities. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 15(1/2), 193-214.

Mui, A. C., & Kang, S. K. (2006). Acculturation stress and depression among Asian American elders. Social Work, 51(3), 243-255.

Presentations

Mui, A. C. (2012, July).    Engagement and training of older adult volunteers. Keynote presentation at the Sau Po Center on Ageing, the University of Hong Kong Productive Ageing in Asia Conference.  Hong Kong SAR, China

Mui, A. C. (2012, June).   Healthy aging and health communication with older adult population.  Keynote presentation at the Beijing Media University Health Communication Conference. Beijing, China

Mui, A. C. (2012, February).  Productive Aging: Concepts and practice.  Keynote presentation at the Productive Aging in Taiwan Conference at the Social Policy Research Center, National Taiwan University.

Mui, A. C. (2010, May). Productive aging in China. Invited lecture presented at the 2010 Friedman Conference, sponsored by the Harvey Friedman Center for Aging and the Center for Social Development, in Washington University in St. Louis, MO.