Weilong is a dual Ph.D. candidate in Demography and Sociology. His research interests include population aging, social determinants of health, and health implications of urbanization in developing countries. In his two ongoing research projects, he explores how social interaction impacts health outcomes and health knowledge among mature adults in rural Malawi, and how urbanization shapes health risk factors among older rural-to-urban migrants in China.
Weilong has experience in working with various international organizations and government agencies. He initiated a research project with United Nations Population Division to evaluate the influence of migration on population structure of twenty countries in the next five decades. He worked for United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development on a research program about population aging in sub-Saharan Africa. He also participated in a national project about the long-term care system for Chinese older adults conducted by the State Council of China.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Weilong received his M.S. in Social Policy from the School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, and B.A. in English Language and Literature from the School of Foreign Studies, University of International Relations.