New PINE Study Materials!

Learn more about current Chinese aging research! We have a new brochure available for download and distribution. Inside, it details the main findings of the PINE Study, the Chinese Health, Aging & Policy Program, and more! If you would like to learn more or become involved in the PINE Study or any of our related research, please click here .

Ongoing Study: PINE Study

PINE Study stands for Population Study of Chinese Elderly in Chicago. It is being done to understand psychological and social issues that affect the general well-being of Chicago Chinese population. More information please see our flyer .

New Study: Pine Family Study- Filial Piety and Caregiving

Finding out factors which influence the health and aging of Chinese older adults from the perspectives and experiences of adult children and examining culturally sensitive measures to improve their quality of life. To participate, please see our flyer.

The PINE Report

We are pleased to release The PINE Report – A comprehensive health and well-being assessment of Chicago Chinese older adults. To read the full report, please go to The PINE Report.

Focus Group Discussions: Chicago Chinese Health

Chinese community residents 21+ are invited to participate in Community Health Focus Group discussions with partner organizations in the greater Chicago areas. For more information please see our flyer.

Ongoing Focus Group Activities:Financial Resilience

Participate in a group about financial issues! For more information, please see our flyer.

We aim to conduct over 3,000 in-home surveys with Chinese older adults and their key family members from the diverse Chinese communities. In addition, we will collect qualitative data in focus group settings to investigate the linguistic and cultural preferences as well as barriers pertaining to the research questions from the viewpoints of Chinese community residents.

The Piety Study aims to find out factors impacting the health and aging of Chinese older adults from the perspectives and experiences of adult children, examine culturally sensitive measures to improve the quality of life collectively, and to understand perspectives not only from seniors, but find out care giving barriers and challenges facing adult children.

The formation of the community-academic partnership allows us to develop appropriate research methodology in accordance with Chinese cultural context. We continue to strengthen research infrastructure through bi-directional community health seminars and data resource center between Rush and Chicago’s Chinatown community in a culturally appropriate way.