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 .

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

PINE family study aims to find out factors impacting the health and aging of Chinese older adults from the perspectives and experiences of adult children, and examine culturally sensitive measures to improve the quality of life collectively. More information please see our flyer.

Ask Dr. Dong Newsletters

In In the latest Ask Dr.Dong newsletters, we answer readers' questions on PINE study, and the impact of filial piety on seniors' health and wellbeing.

Focus Group Discussions: Chicago Chinese Health Focus Group

Chinese community residents over 21 years old are invited to participate in Community Health Focus Group discussions that will be organized in partner organizations in the greater Chicago areas. More information please see our flyer.

Ongoing Focus Group Activities:Finacial resilience focus group

Finacial resilience focus group/芝加哥華人社區焦點訪談系列之家庭經濟負擔 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.