• Dr. Hai Luo
  • Associate Professor

    Room 212 Tier Building
    173 Dafoe Rd
    University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
    Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

    204-474-8543
    Fax: 204-474-7594

    hai.luo@umanitoba.ca

Education

Research

Dr. Luo’s research focuses on older adults and aging. She specializes in the following areas:

Dr. Luo received the Students’ Teacher Recognition Award in 2016. 

Recent research projects:

The Role of Older Adults in Economic Development in Indigenous Communities: International Experience from Contemporary Taiwan
Hai Luo (Sole investigator) - 2020-2021
University International Program and Project Seed Fund (UIPPSF)
Sum awarded: $5,000 

Building an International Group for Collaborative for Research on Indigenous Active Aging
Hai Luo (PI) & Tuula Heinonen - 2019-2021
Faculty of Social Work Research Fund, University of Manitoba
Sum awarded: $3,000

Mawadisidiwag: The visiting approach for a pilot study of economic well-being of Indigenous older adults residing within the First Nation community of Sandy Bay Ojibway Nation, Manitoba
Marlyn Bennett, Hai Luo (CI), Tuula Heinonen, & Mohammad Khan
Faculty of Social Work Endowment Fund, University of Manitoba
Sum awarded: $3,500

Development of a Study of the Prevalence of Substance Use/Abuse and Mental Illness among Service Participants Within the WRHA Home Care System
Hai Luo (PI) & Don Fuchs - 2019-2021
Faculty of Social Work Research Fund, University of Manitoba
Sum awarded: $2,000

Under-reporting in Abuse of older adults in the Prairie Provinces
Kerstin Roger, Kendra Nixon, Hai Luo (CI) [withdrawn after having received the grant due to schedule conflicts] - 2019-2021
Community Action, Research & Education (CARE) Grant Program, Prairieaction Foundation
Sum awarded: $87,760.50

Perceptions of Nursing Home Care
Genevieve Thompson, Laura Funk, Phil St. John, Malcolm Doupe, Malcolm Smith, Jamie Penner, Hai Luo (CI), Sandra Webber, Christina Lengyel - 2019-2021
University Collaborative Research Grant (UCRG), University of Manitoba
Sum awarded: $25,000

Perceptions and Practice of Active Aging in Indigenous Cultures in Contemporary Taiwan
Hai Luo (Sole Investigator) - January – June 2018
Taiwan Fellowship Program, Center for Chinese Studies, National Central Library, Taiwan
Sum awarded: $15,000 approximately

Older Women’s Perceptions and Practice of Active Aging in Northern Finland
Hai Luo (CI) & Tuula Heinonen - 2016-17
Start-Up Funds, University of Manitoba                    
Sum awarded: $15,000

Reflexivity in Cross-Cultural Studies
Hai Luo (CI) & Tuula Heinonen - 2016-17
Start-Up Funds, University of Manitoba
Sum awarded: $15,000

A Daily Diary Investigation of Self-Regulation in Gambling
Sunghwan Yi, Abby Goldstein, & Hai Luo (CI) - 2016-18
Manitoba Gambling Research Program
Sum awarded: $49,704

Exploring Healthy Aging: Implementation Across Northern Cultures
Tuula Heinonen & Hai Luo (CI) - 2016
University International Program and Project Seed Fund (UIPPSF), University of Manitoba
Sum awarded: $9,180

Exploratory study through a cultural life course perspective: Gambling among older Asian people in a Canadian context
Hai Luo (Sole Investigator) - 2015-18
Manitoba Gambling Research Program
Sum awarded: $41,604

Bridging the gap between unmet needs and accessibility to health care services for older immigrants and their families (Phase II): Perceptions of service users
Hai Luo (Sole Investigator) - 2016
University Research Grants Program (URGP), University of Manitoba
Sum awarded: $6,346

Bridging the gap between unmet needs and accessibility to health care services for older immigrants and their families (Phase I): Perceptions of service providers
Hai Luo (Sole Investigator) - 2015-16
Social Work Endowment Fund, University of Manitoba
Sum awarded: $3,500

Strengthening social capital through residential environment development to support healthy aging: A mixed methods study of Chinese-Canadian seniors in Winnipeg
Hai Luo (Sole Investigator) - 2013-14
Winnipeg Foundation & Winnipeg Chinese Cultural and Community Centre
Sum awarded: $8,000

Publications

Selected publications:

Luo, H. & Guse, L. (In press). Sexuality and aging: Teaching future healthcare and helping professionals in higher education. In Hillock, S. (Ed.), Let's teach about sex: Sexuality(ies) in higher education. University of Toronto Press.

Luo, H. (2020). Understanding gambling among older Filipino-Canadians: Recommendations for social work intervention for older gamblers with minority cultural backgrounds. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/15313204.2020.1839615

Luo, H. (2020). An Exploratory Study through a Cultural Life Course Perspective: Gambling among Older Chinese People in a Canadian Context. Ageing International. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12126-020-09383-w

Luo, H. (2020). Older adults and retirement. New decades, new deal: Alternative Federal budget 2020. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/reports/alternative-federal-budget-2020

Luo, H. & Menec, V. (2018). Social Capital and Health among Older Chinese Immigrants. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 33(1), 65-81. DOI:10.1007/s10823-017-9342-4

Luo, H. Proch, K. (2018). Factors Affecting Healthcare Access for Older Immigrants: A Qualitative Study with Service Users and Healthcare Social Workers in a Central Canadian City. Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies, 3(3). DOI: 10.31031/GGS.2018.03.000561

Luo, H. & Ferguson, M. (2017). Gambling among older adults who are cultural minority group members: A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative data. International Gambling Studies, 17(2), 290-316. DOI: 10.1080/14459795.2017.1316415

Luo, H. (2016). Strengthening Social Capital through Residential Environment Development for Chinese Seniors in a Canadian Context. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 59(1), 16-34. https://doi-org.uml.idm.oclc.org/10.1080/01634372.2015.1118716

Luo, H. (2016). Review of the book Alive and Kicking at All Ages: Cultural Constructions of Health and Life Course Identity by U. Kriebernegg, R. Maierhofer, & B. Ratzenbock (Eds.). Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2014. Canadian Journal on Aging, 35(1), 146-147.

Hughes, J. & Luo, H. (2016) Abuse of older adults in culturally minoritized groups within Canada. In K. Jagielska, J. M., Łukasik, N. G. Pikuła (Eds.), Violence against the elderly: Challenges – Research – Action. Toronto: Nova Printing Inc.

Cheung, M., Luo, H. & Heinonen, T. (2014). Meeting point of indigenization: Analysis of the results of the project of cooperation in social work training between China and Canada from the perspective of Chinese traditional culture and social work theory. In K. T. Tsang, M. C. Yan, J. G. Guo, and R. Sin (Eds.), Multiple snapshots of the development of Social Work in China: Perspectives of Chinese Canadian Scholars (pp. 156-172). Social Sciences Academic Press (China).

Presentations

Selected presentations:

Keynote speaker:

Luo, H. (May 30, 2020). Aging and the Social Work Profession. The International Conference on Aging and Gerontology 2020. Xiamen, China.

Invited Presentations & Lectures:

Luo, H. (November 19, 2020). Case studies from Wuhan, China: The impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups. Rejecting a Return to Life before the Pandemic: Covid-19, structural inequalities and a call on social work to create a better normal. Online. Organized by Universite de Saint-Boniface, Birmingham City University, & University of Manitoba.

Luo, H (May 9, 2019). Social Work in Canada. 10th Anniversary Workshop Series of the Humanities and Social Sciences Institute, Guangxi Medical University. Nanning, China.

Luo, H (May 14, 2019). Gerontological Social Work. 10th Anniversary Workshop Series of the Humanities and Social Sciences Institute, Guangxi Medical University. Nanning, China.

*Luo, H. (May 7-8, 2018). Gambling in older Asian-Canadians. Spring Symposium. Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Luo, H. (March 13, 2018). Canadian social work and social work education. National Pingtung University of Science and Technology. Pingtung, Taiwan.

Heinonen, T. & Luo, H. (August 30, 2017). Research experience on Active Aging in different cultures. Novaniemi, Finland: University of Lapland.

*Heinonen, T. & Luo, H. (November 25, 2016). Women and Aging in Chifeng, Inner Mongolia: A Pilot Study. Centre of Aging Research Seminar Series. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Presentation in Conferences:

*Luo, H. (October 31, 2019). Social work intervention for older gamblers of diverse cultural backgrounds. The 12th Annual Strangers in New Homelands International Conference. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

*Luo, H. (August 6, 2019). Active aging in Indigenous cultures in contemporary Taiwan. The 5th International Indigenous Voices in Social Work Conference. Hualien, Taiwan.

*Valokivi, H., Heinonen, T., & Luo, H. (February 2019). How older northern Finnish women construct active aging together. The Finnish national social work conference.

*Luo, H. (October 29-November 1, 2018). Refugee experience and gambling in older Chinese-Canadians: A qualitative study through a life course perspective. The 11th Annual Strangers in New Homelands International Conference. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

*Luo, H. (October 18-20, 2018). Social interventions for older Asian-Canadian gamblers: A qualitative study through a life course perspective. The 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting: Making It Matter – Mobilizing Aging Research, Practice, & Policy. Canadian Association of Gerontology. Vancouver, British Columbia.

*Luo, H. (November 1-3, 2017). Barriers in healthcare access for older immigrants and their families: A qualitative study with service users and health social workers. The 10th Annual Strangers in New Homelands International Conference. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

*Luo, H. (October 19-21, 2017). Bridging the gap between unmet needs and accessibility to health care services for older immigrants - A qualitative study with older immigrants and healthcare social workers in a central Canadian city: Healthcare utilization. The 46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting: Evidence for Action in an Aging World. Canadian Association of Gerontology. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

*Heinonen, T. & Luo, H. (October 19-21, 2017). Active Aging among Older Finnish and Chinese Women in Rural Areas: A Cultural Comparison. The 46th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting: Evidence for Action in an Aging World. Canadian Association of Gerontology. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

*Luo, H. & Heinonen, T. (May 17-19, 2017). Reflecting on culture in cross-cultural studies. Hamilton, Ontario. The 34th Qualitative Analysis Conference 2017. Hamilton, Ontario.

*Heinonen, T. & Luo, H. (May 17-19, 2017). Cultural intersection – Challenges in active aging inquiry in Northern China. The 34th Qualitative Analysis Conference 2017. Hamilton, Ontario.