Yu Lung

Yu Lung
University of Toronto | U of T · Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

Master of Social Work


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September 2013 - July 2016
National Taiwan University
Field of study
  • Health Policy and Management
September 2005 - May 2008
University of Bristol
Field of study
  • Social Work


Publications (8)
Background: Social support can potentially attenuate the positive relationship between poor mental health and excessive drinking. The present study tried to understand: (1) whether there is a gender-specific relationship between poor mental health and excessive drinking; and (2) if and how social support moderates the relationship between poor ment...
Previous research has proposed an urgent-chronic taxonomy of maltreatment investigations to better understand how child welfare services across Canada operationalized the dual mandate of child safety and well-being. Data from the Ontario Incidence Study of Reported Child Abuse and Neglect (OIS-2013a Fallon, B., Ma, J., Allan, K., Pillhofer, M., Tro...
Preparing students for social work practice is an important responsibility shared by field education and schools of social work. The COVID-19 pandemic caused disruptions to social work practice training and education in the classroom and field. This teaching note describes an online simulation-based learning activity known as Virtual Practice Frida...
Background Cross-sectional analyses have identified factors associated with the decision to provide continued child welfare services. Determinations that children are at risk of maltreatment have been found to influence investigative decision-making in Ontario, over and above all other family and case characteristics. Purpose This study uses longi...
Psychological distress is associated with a range of negative outcomes including lower quality of life and an increased risk of premature all-cause mortality. The prevalence of, and factors associated with, psychological distress among middle-aged and older Canadians are understudied. Using the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) baseline d...
Background While the association between residential socioeconomic environments and the use of globally common substances such as alcohol and tobacco has been well documented in Western countries, it remains little known about regionally important substances, such as areca nut in Asia. Objective: This study was aimed to develop residential environm...
Objective To investigate: 1) whether baseline non-flourishing mental health is associated with a higher probability of all-cause mortality over 18-year follow-up after controlling for many risk factors for premature mortality; and 2) what other factors, independent of mental health status, are associated with all-cause mortality after adjustment fo...
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Background: Little is known about depression in middle-aged and older Canadians and how it is affected by health determinants, particularly immigrant status. This study examined depression and socio-economic, health, immigration and nutrition-related factors in older adults. Methods: Using weighted comprehensive cohort data from the baseline Can...


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Project (1)
To examine current evidence about prevalence, incidence, screening, management of specific mental health conditions and comorbid physical health conditions.