Hu, Yi-Ling, MSOT


Susy Stark, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA


Fall prevention interventions, home modification, home exercise programs, evidence-based research to support aging in place


Yi-Ling Hu’s research focuses on development and cultural adaptation of fall prevention programs for medically underserved older adults. She is currently collecting perspectives from medically underserved older adults and health providers of home modification and an exercise program called Lifestyle integrated Functional Exercise (LiFE) in the local community of St. Louis. The purpose of her study is understanding the factors that influence effectiveness of intervention and adherence to fall prevention programs.


Current: PhD student, Rehabilitation and Participation Science, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Program in Occupational Therapy
2013: MS in occupational therapy, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan
2009: BS in occupational therapy, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan


Yi-Ling Hu earned her master's degree in occupation therapy from National Cheng Kung University in 2013. She has been a member in the Participation, Environment and Performance Laboratory (PEPL) and mentored by Dr. Susy Stark since 2013. She is trained in PEPL lab for evidence-based research involving themes such as home modification, in-home exercise programs and medication management for older adults.


Yi-Ling enjoys her experience in the Rehabilitation and Participation Science (RAPS) program for learning from prominent researchers and collaborating with interdisciplinary health providers. The program provides a variety of opportunities to enhance academic skills and evidence-based practice.

Hu, Yi-Ling, MSOT

PhD Student

Contact Information

Program in Occupational Therapy
Washington University in St. Louis
4444 Forest Park Ave.
CB 8505
St. Louis, MO 63108-2212

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