- Assistant Professor of Human Development
- Department of Human Ecology
Dr. Huo studies empathy and altruism in later life. She is especially interested in identifying helping behaviors among older adults with health limitations (e.g., functional limitations, cognitive impairment), and understanding whether/how helping others may strengthen these older adults’ resilience in the face of their limitations. Dr. Huo’s research relies on self-report survey data, daily and ecological momentary assessments, biomarker data, geocoded data, objective assessments of physical activity via accelerometers, and real-life observational data.
In her spare time, she likes playing jigsaw puzzles and building models.