Ada Chan Yuk-Sim Mui
Professor of Social Work
Ph.D., Washington (St. Louis)
Focus: Productive aging, late life employment, older volunteers, aging mental health and psychological well-being among well and frail older populations from diverse backgrounds
Research: Productive engagement and quality of life outcomes among older populations in the U.S. and Asia
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.