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Post Doctoral Fellow


Dr Tuo-Yu Chen (Tim)

Tim is an occupational therapist by training. He received his PhD in Aging Studies from the University of South Florida. The overarching theme of his research is the promotion of health and wellbeing in the aging population. His research concerns various physical and mental health outcomes, such as chronic conditions and geriatric syndromes (e.g., pain, sleep, depression, fear of falling, impaired mobility, and falls), among community-dwelling older adults. He is also interested in health-related factors that help keeping older workers’ work ability as well as physical and psychological health.
​ ​Selected Publications
1. Ang, S., & Chen, T. Y. (Accepted on September 11th, 2018). Going online to stay connected: Online social participation buffers the relationship between pain and depression. The Journals of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. IF: 3.054
2. Chen, T. Y., & Janke, M. C. (Accepted on September 1st, 2018). Change in leisure participation among older adults after falling. Leisure Sciences. IF: 1.585
3. Cho, E. & Chen, T. Y. (Accepted on July 27th, 2018). The effects of work-family experiences on health among older workers. Psychology and Aging. IF: 2.361
4. Chen, T. Y., Tan, P. Y., & Chan, A. (2017). Ethnicity predicts falls among community-dwelling older adults in Singapore. Geriatrics & Gerontology International. doi: 10.1111/ggi.13143. IF: 2.656
5. Chen, T. Y., Lee, S., & Buxton, O. (2017). A greater extent of insomnia symptoms and physician-recommended sleep medication use predict fall risk in community-dwelling older adults. Sleep. doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx142. IF: 5.135
6. Chen, T. Y., Edwards, J. D., & Janke, M. C. (2017). Examination of the psychometric properties of the Geriatric Fear of Falling Measure among community-dwelling older adults in the US. Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi: 10.1177/0733464817716969. IF: 1.638
7. Chen, T. Y., Edwards, J. D., & Janke, M. C. (2015). The effects of the A Matter of Balance program on falls and physical risk of falls. Preventing Chronic Disease. 12. doi: 10.5888/pcd12.150096. IF: 2.123

 Research Interests

  • The promotion of health and wellbeing in the aging population
  • Physical aging with particular focus on pain, sleep, depression, chronic conditions, mobility, and falls-related issues among older adults
  • The aging process and occupational well-being among older workers
  • The trajectories of leisure involvement and health-related quality of life after retirement
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