Shuang Lu is an assistant professor in the School of Social Work, University of Central Florida. Her research focuses on child and youth development in disadvantaged families, community-based psycho-social interventions, and nonprofit capacity building. Lu’s current projects include examining the impact of urbanization and migration on youth mental health, and using intervention research to improve psycho-social and behavioral outcomes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Combining micro and macro social work perspectives, her research goal is to improve social service delivery for vulnerable children in cross-cultural settings. Prior to joining the University of Central Florida, Lu was a licensed social worker in New Jersey and a registered social worker in Hong Kong.
- Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy
- MSW, Master of Social Work