Dr Qu's primary research areas include nonprofit finance, philanthropy, and prosocial behavior. Her research covers a range of topics that have practical implications for capacity building and resource development of nonprofit organizations. These include nonprofit revenue management, nonprofit endowment management, nonprofit financial reporting and accountability, charitable giving, volunteering, as well as effects of pro-social behavior on people's health and wellbeing.
- Ph.D. in Philanthropy Studies, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis - (Indianapolis, Indiana, United States) 2016
- M.A. in Political Science, Sun Yat-sen University - (Guangzhou, Guangdong, China) 2009
- B.A. in Political Science, Sun Yat-sen University - (Guangzhou, Guangdong, China) 2006
- Qu, H (2022). Differential Associations Between Volunteering and Subjective Well-Being by Labor Force Status: An Investigation of Experiential and Evaluative Well-Being Using Time Use Data. Journal of Happiness Studies. 23(4), 1737-1770.
- de Wit, A., Qu, H., & Bekkers, R (2022). The health advantage of volunteering is larger for older and less healthy volunteers in Europe: a mega-analysis. European Journal of Ageing. 1-12.
- Qu, H., & Paarlberg, L. E. (2022). Community Diversity and Donor Control: An Empirical Analysis of Contributions to Donor-Advised Funds at Community Foundations. Administration & Society. 54(5), 763-791.
- Qu, H., & Levine Daniel, J (2021). Tangible information and charitable giving: When do nonprofit overhead costs matter?. Journal of Behavioral Public Administration. 4(2),
- Qu, H., & Daniel, J. L (2021). Is Overhead A Tainted Word? A Survey Experiment Exploring Framing Effects of Nonprofit Overhead on Donor Decision. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. 50(2), 397-419.