Bios of Current Members
Hao Luo has a joint appointment as Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration and the Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong. Her research focuses on big data analytics in health and mental health with the overarching goal to apply advanced statistical modeling techniques to improve health policy and solve social challenges. Holding a PhD in Statistics, Dr. Luo started her research by studying methodological issues encountered when applying structural equation models in the social sciences. Over the years, she has shifted her focus to applied quantitative studies that can assist evidence-based policy making. She has participated in projects on topics like long-term care policy, social work, chronic illness and frailty, in both mainland China and Hong Kong. She also holds a joint appointment as honorary research fellow at Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong. As an Associate Fellow of interRAI, she is actively involved in promoting the adoption of comprehensive assessments system in mainland China. Prior to joining HKU, Dr. Luo was Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology, Tsinghua University.