Center for Healthy Aging director candidate to speak Oct. 17

A candidate for director of CSU’s Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging will give a research presentation on campus on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

XinQi Dong

XinQi Dong is a professor of internal medicine, behavioral sciences and nursing at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He serves as director of the Chinese Health, Aging and Policy Program and associate director of the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging.

His talk, “Advancing Elder Justice: Research, Practice and Policy,” will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Columbine Health Systems Center for Healthy Aging, Room 1418, in the new Health and Medical Center at the corner of Prospect & College.

Dong’s research focuses on the epidemiological studies of the aging population, with an emphasis on the intersections of culture, violence and health outcomes. He has published more than 180 peer-reviewed research papers, and serves on 10 editorial boards, as guest editor for Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences and Journal of Aging Health, and on various governing boards.

Dong has more than 180 peer-reviewed research papers on the topics of elder abuse, self-neglect, social support, cognitive function, utilization of preventive care and others. His studies are published in many well-known journals, including high-impact journals such as JAMA, JAMA IM, Health Affairs and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is currently leading several epidemiological studies, investigating more than 4,000 Chinese adults, to better understand the health and well-being of Chinese families in the U.S.