Professor; Coordinator, MSW Program at Shanghai and New York
PhD, LLM, LLB
Areas of Expertise: Community behaviors and mechanisms; innovative community practice; global social work; culturally sensitive and locally relevant practice; ethnic minority groups of people; migrants; and older adults
Qingwen Xu is a Professor and Coordinator of NYU Silver’s MSW Program at Shanghai and New York.
Dr. Xu’s research is situated at the intersection of globalization, community development, and social welfare. With a better understanding of the community perception and behavior among vulnerable groups of people, including ethnic minorities and/or migrant groups of people in the US and abroad, she has been searching innovative community practices and initiatives to improve the health and mental health of vulnerable groups of people. Her work has appeared in International Journal of Aging and Human Development, Social Work Research, The Gerontologist, Journal of Community Psychology, International Social Work and other professional and/or interdisciplinary journals.
Dr. Xu is a member of the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) and the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR). She is also a past President of the Asian Pacific Islander Social Work Educator Association, and a Commissioner of the CSWE Commission for Diversity and Social and Economic Justice.
Prior to joining NYU Silver, she was a Professor at Tulane University School of Social Work and the Emily Ratner and New Day II Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Tulane University Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking.
She holds an LLB from Beijing Union University, LLMs from both Peking University and New York University School of Law, and a PhD from the University of Denver.
Aging in Chinatowns: the Meaning of Place and Aging Experience for Older Immigrants
Chen, X., Hu, Y., Xu, Q. & Xie, Y., Dec 2022, In : Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. 37, 4, p. 375-391 17 p.
Hukou Reform and the “Luohu” of Rural Migrants in Urban China
Tian, M., Xu, Q., Li, Z. & Yu, Y., Dec 2022, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 14, 23, 15683.
Note for the Second Part of Special Issue: Clinical Social Work Education in its Digital Format
Xu, Q. & Figley, C., Mar 2022, In : Clinical Social Work Journal. 50, 1.
A Sino-U.S. comparison on workplace flexibility: evidence from multinational firms
Lai, L., Besen, E., Sarkisian, N. & Xu, Q., 2022, In : International Journal of Human Resource Management. 33, 3, p. 561-593 33 p.
Introduction to Special Issue: COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Lasting Impact on Clinical Social Work Practice and Education
Xu, Q. & Figley, C., Dec 2021, In : Clinical Social Work Journal. 49, 4, p. 417-418 2 p.
Health disparities among aging migrants
Du, Y., Xu, Q. & Zhang, M., 2019. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging. Gu, D. & Dupre, M. E. (eds.).Springer
Globalization and migration: Is there a borderless world?
Xu, Q. & Halsall, J., 2018. Revisiting globalization: From a borderless to a gated globe. Oberoi, R. & Halsall, J. (eds.).Springer
Living in the age of austerity and migration: The complexities of elderly health and care
Xu, Q. & Halsall, J. P., Oct 2017, In : Illness Crisis and Loss. 25, 4, p. 340-360 21 p.
Migration and aging: Policy and community practice throughout the Globe
Xu, Q. & Halsall, J. P., Oct 2017, In : Illness Crisis and Loss. 25, 4, p. 279-282 4 p.
The Effects of Tai Chi Practice With Asynchronous Music on Compliance and Fall-Related Risk Factors in Middle-Aged and Older Women: A Pilot Study
Du, Y., Roberts, P. & Xu, Q., Jun 1 2017, In : Journal of Holistic Nursing. 35, 2, p. 142-150 9 p.
How resilient a refugee community could be: The Vietnamese of New Orleans
Xu, Q., Mar 1 2017, In : Traumatology. 23, 1, p. 56-67 12 p.
The effects of T'ai Chi with asynchronous music on the health of older women: A pilot study
Roberts, P., Du, Y. & Xu, Q., Feb 2017, In : Alternative and Complementary Therapies. 23, 1, p. 14-19 6 p.
Illness, Crisis & Loss Special Issue on Migration and Aging: Policy and Community Practice in the Globe
Xu, Q. (ed.) & Halsall, J. (ed.), 2017. Sage
Osteoporosis preventive behaviors and bone mineral density among older white and Asian women
Du, Y., Zhao, L.J., Xu, Q. & Deng, H.W., 2017, In : Innovation in Aging. 1, p. 143 7 p.
Socioeconomic status and bone mineral density in adults by race/ethnicity and gender: the Louisiana osteoporosis study
Du, Y., Zhao, L. J., Xu, Q., Wu, K.H. & Deng, H.W., 2017, In : Osteoporosis International. 28, 5, p. 1699-1709 11 p.
Health Disparities and Delayed Health care among Older Adults in California: A Perspective from Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration
Du, Y. & Xu, Q., Sep 1 2016, In : Public health nursing (Boston, Mass.). 33, 5, p. 383-394 12 p.
Epilogue: The way forward
Jordan, L. & Xu, Q., Aug 1 2016, Migrant Workers: Social Identity, Occupational Challenges and Health Practices. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 213-220 8 p.
Migration, labor market and wellbeing: Theories, policies and practice
Xu, Q. & Jordan, L., Aug 1 2016, Migrant Workers: Social Identity, Occupational Challenges and Health Practices. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 3-25 23 p.
Living alone, social capital and elderly health in China
Xu, Q., Norstrand, J. & Du, Y., 2016, In : International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 82, 1, p. 30-53
Migrant workers: Social identity, occupational challenges and health practice
Xu, Q. (ed.) & Jordan, L. (ed.), 2016. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Effects of living alone on social capital and health among older adults in China
Xu, Q., Norstrand, J. A. & Du, Y., Dec 2015, In : International Journal of Aging and Human Development. 82, 1, p. 30-53 24 p.
Healthy aging of minority and immigrant populations: Resilience in late life
Kwong, K., Du, Y. & Xu, Q., Jun 8 2015, In : Traumatology. 21, 3, p. 136-144 9 p.
Psychological distress among low-income U.S.- and foreign-born women of Mexican descent: Impact of acculturation
Bekteshi, V., Xu, Q. & Van Tran, T., Mar 1 2015, In : Women's Health Issues. 25, 2, p. 185-192 8 p.
Functional Independence of Community-Dwelling Older Adults in China and South Korea
Lee, O. E. K., Xu, Q. & Lee, J., Aug 2014, In : Journal of Social Service Research. 40, 4, p. 440-453 14 p.
Labor protection for migrant workers in China: A perspective of institutional reform
Xu, Q., Jan 1 2014, Social Issues in China: Gender, Ethnicity, Labor, and the Environment. Springer New York, p. 207-226 20 p.
Lost in migration: Immigrant parents’ perception of the “Best Interests of the Child”
Xu, Q., 2014. Psychology, law, and the wellbeing of children. Miller, M. K., Chamberlain, J. & Wingrove, T. (eds.).Oxford University Press
The effects of minority and immigration status on elderly health: A community social capital perspective
Xu, Q. & Du, Y., 2014. The collective spirit of aging across cultures. Vakalahi, H. F. O., Simpson, G. M. & Giunta, N. (eds.).Springer
Social Capital, Migration and Health in the Urban Chinese Context
Palmer, N. & Xu, Q., Jan 2013, In : Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 39, 1, p. 31-50 20 p.
Service utilization for latino children in mixed-status families
Xu, Q. & Brabeck, K., Sep 2012, In : Social Work Research. 36, 3, p. 209-221 13 p.
Social capital and health outcomes among older adults in China: The urban-rural dimension
Norstrand, J. A. & Xu, Q., Jun 2012, In : Gerontologist. 52, 3, p. 325-334 10 p.
Gendered social capital and health outcomes among older adults in China
Xu, Q. & Norstrand, J. A., Jan 1 2012, Aging in China: Implications to Social Policy of a Changing Economic State. Springer US, p. 147-168 22 p.
Migrant Workers' community in China: Relationships among social networks, life satisfaction and political participation
Xu, Q. & Palmer, N. A., Dec 2011, In : Psychosocial Intervention. 20, 3, p. 281-294 14 p.
Exploring the community-based service delivery model: Elderly care in China
Xu, Q. & Chow, J. C., May 2011, In : International Social Work. 54, 3, p. 374-387 14 p.
The impact of deportation on Chinese Americans: A family's pain, a community's struggle
Xu, Q., Jan 1 2011, Social Welfare Policy: Regulation and Resistance Among People of Color. SAGE Publications Inc., p. 185-213 29 p.
Social capital and community participation among migrant workers in China
Palmer, N. A., Perkins, D. D. & Xu, Q., Jan 2011, In : Journal of Community Psychology. 39, 1, p. 89-105 17 p.
Welfare program participation among rural-to-urban migrant workers in China
Xu, Q., Guan, X. & Yao, F., Jan 2011, In : International Journal of Social Welfare. 20, 1, p. 10-21 12 p.
Changing American social policies during Obama administration
Xu, Q., 2011, Challenging welfare state: Policy transition and system innovation . Li, B. (ed.).Beijing: China Social Sciences Press, p. 267-284
Labor protection in China in an era of growth: Workers’ needs and China’s policy response
Jones, F., Xu, Q. & Lam, W.K.A., 2011, In : Regional Development Dialogue. 15, p. 1-13
The impact of detention and deportation on Latino immigrant children and families: A quantitative exploration
Brabeck, K. & Xu, Q., Aug 2010, In : Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 32, 3, p. 341-361 21 p.
Migrant workers in China: Rights and security
Xu, Q., Mar 2010, In : Regional Development Dialogue. 31, 1, p. 114-129 16 p.
Family, school, country of birth and adolescents' psychological well-being
Xu, Q., Bekteshi, V. & Tran, T., Jan 2010, In : Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. 8, 1, p. 91-110 20 p.
Sense of Community, Neighboring, and Social Capital as Predictors of Local Political Participation in China
Xu, Q., Perkins, D. D. & Chow, J. C. C., 2010, In : American journal of community psychology. 45, 3-4, p. 259-271 13 p.
Community participation in Urban China: Identifying mobilization factors
Xu, Q., Dec 2007, In : Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 36, 4, p. 622-642 21 p.
Globalization, immigration and the Welfare State: A cross-national comparison
Xu, Q., Jun 2007, In : Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare. 34, 2, p. 87-106 20 p.
A child-centered refugee resettlement program in the United States
Xu, Q., 2007, In : Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. 5, 3, p. 37-59 23 p.
Resetting refugee children
Xu, Q. & Pearson, D., 2007, Child poverty in America today: Children and the state. Arrighi, B. A. & Maume, D. J. (eds.).New York: Praeger, p. 146-160
Defining international social work: A social service agency perspective
Xu, Q., Nov 2006, In : International Social Work. 49, 6, p. 679-692+831+834+837+840
Urban community in China: Service, participation and development
Xu, Q. & Chow, J. C., Jul 2006, In : International Journal of Social Welfare. 15, 3, p. 199-208 10 p.
Defining community and the principles of community social work
Xu, Q., 2006, Community social work: An insider-outsider exchange of perspectives. Yan, M. Y. & Gao, J. (eds.).Beijing, China: China Social Sciences Press, p. 3-19
In the "best interest" of immigrant and refugee children: Deliberating on their unique circumstances
Xu, Q., Sep 2005, In : Child welfare. 84, 5, p. 747-770 24 p.
Comment: Regional Development Dialogue
Xu, Q., 2005, In : Regional Development Dialogue. 26, 1, p. 74-76 3 p.
Community centers in Urban China: Context, development, and limitations
Xu, Q., Gao, J. & Yan, M. C., 2005, In : Journal of Community Practice. 13, 3, p. 73-90 18 p.
The risk of timing out: Welfare-to-work services to Asian immigrants and refugees
Chow, J., Lemon, K. & Xu, Q., 2005, In : AAPI Nexus. 3, 2, p. 85-104
Community welfare services in urban China: A public-private experiment
Xu, Q. & Jones, J.F., 2004, In : Journal of Chinese Political Science. 9, 2, p. 47-62
Grassroots organizations and community development: Evaluating Chinese Neighborhood Committee
Jones, J.F. & Xu, Q., 2002, In : Regional Development Studies. 9, 2, p. 49-62
Community self-administration: Ideal and reality
Xu, Q., 2001, In : Journal of Civil Affairs., p. 18-24
Mongolia’s transition in perspective
Jones, J.F., Kumssa, A. & Xu, Q., 2000, The cost of reform: The social aspect of transitional economies. Jones, J. F. & Kumssa, A. (eds.).New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., p. 163-176
BS: Society and Social Welfare
MSW: Social Welfare Programs & Policies I
MSW: Social Work Practice with Immigrants/Refugees