Hao Luo

Title: Guest researcher

Sector: Medicine


Hao Luo is an Assistant Professor from The University of Hong Kong, and currently a guest researcher at the Aging Research Center.

She completed her PhD in Statistics at Uppsala University in 2011, majoring in Structural Equation Modeling.

Many of her recent works involve large-scale epidemiological studies examining risk factors for adverse mental health outcomes. She is also an honorary research fellow at UCL School of Pharmacy and Sau Po Centre on Ageing, The University of Hong Kong.

During her visit at Ageing Research Center, Hao will be working with Davide Vetrano on the I-CARE4OLD (Individualized CARE for OLDer persons with complex chronic conditions in home care and nursing homes) project.

Selection of publications

Chai Y., Luo, H.*, Wong, G.H., Tang J.Y., Lam, T., Wong, I.C. & Yip, S.Y. (2020). Risk of self-harm after the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders: A nested case-control study in Hong Kong, 2000-2010. The Lancet Psychiatry, 7(2), 135-147.

Luo, H., Andersson, B., Tang, J. Y., & Wong, G. H.* (2020). Applying item response theory analysis to the montreal cognitive assessment in a low-education older population. Assessment, 27(7), 1416-1428.

Luo, H., Lou, V.W.*, Chen, C., & Chi, I. (2018). The Effectiveness of the Positive Mood and Active Life (PMAL) Program on Reducing Depressive Symptoms in Long-term Care Facilities. The Gerontologist, 60(1), 193-204.

Luo, H., Lum, T. Y.*, Wong, G. H., Kwan, J. S., Tang, J. Y., & Chi, I. (2015). Predicting adverse health outcomes in nursing homes: A 9-year longitudinal study and development of the FRAIL-Minimum Data Set (MDS) Quick Screening Tool. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16(12), 1042-1047.

Luo, H., Tang, J. Y., Wong, G. H., Chen, C. C., Lum, T. Y., Chi, I., & Lou, V. W.* (2015). The effect of depressive symptoms and antidepressant use on subsequent physical decline and number of hospitalizations in nursing home residents: A 9-year longitudinal study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 16(12), 1048-1054.