Weilong is interested in population aging in developing countries. He has experiences in working with international organizations, government agencies and academic institutions on different aging populations around the world. Weilong has worked for the United Nations on a research program about the aging crisis in sub-Saharan Africa, and for the State Council of China on a national project about the long-term care system for Chinese older adults. He was also a graduate fellow in the Robert A. Fox Leadership Program at Penn and conducted a 6-week independent study on different long-term care models in China.
In his doctoral study, Weilong wants to explore how variations in socioeconomic and demographic conditions influence older adults’ access to and choices of long-term care services. Weilong received his MS in Social Policy from the School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania and BA in English Language and Literature from the School of Foreign Studies, University of International Relations.