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Dexia Kong, PhD, MSW, MBE

  • Graduate, PhD in Social Welfare

Education

  • PhD Student, Doctoral Program in Social Welfare, 2011-2012 cohort
    Research Interests: With a strong interest in interdisciplinary research in aging related health policy and services, my doctoral research agenda will focus on health disparities and health literacy among older Asian immigrants, and perceptions of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease research, including disease stigma among Asian immigrant populations.
    Advisor: Irene Wong, PhD
  • University of Pennsylvania – Master’s in Social Work, 2009
  • Xiamen University, China – Bachelor’s in Sociology, 2007

Presentations (from the past three years)

  • Gerontological Society of America’s annual meeting, November 2012, Culturally-based explanations of dementia in Asian Communities: A Systematic Review (poster)
  • Gerontological Society of America’s annual meeting, November 2012, Optimal Aging for Community-Dwelling Asian Older Adults: Understanding Service and Support Needs (poster)
  • Phillips, R., Kong, D., & Sullivan-Marx, E. Penn Nursing Consultation Service: 23 years of expert consultation in aging, poster presented at 2011 Annual Retreat of Penn’s Institute on Aging poster session, University of Pennsylvania, May 17, 2011.
  • Phillips, R., Kong, D., & Sullivan-Marx, E. Building RN Training Skills for Geriatric Education Excellence, poster session at American Society on Aging Annual Meeting, March, 2010.
  • Phillips, R., Kong, D., & Sullivan-Marx, E. Building RN Training Skills for Geriatric Education Excellence, poster presented at 2010 Annual Retreat of Penn’s Institute on Aging poster session, University of Pennsylvania, April 28, 2010.

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