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Young-Me Lee

  • Associate Professor, Vincent DePaul Professor, Nursing
  • ​PhD, RN​​
  • School of Nursing
  • (773) 325-4105
  • ​990 W.​ Fullerton, room 2304
My research focuses on community-based scholarship addressing preventive health behaviors and global health as related to depression, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and health disparities among minority and underserved populations. My other related work includes representing DePaul University as Co-PI in the Bridges to the Doctorate Program (R25), a National Institute of Health grant where I have aided in the recruitment of underrepresented minority nursing students for the PhD program in order to diversify the nursing workforce and reduce health disparities in the health science field. My intensive, collaborative research experience includes a strong research foundation in qualitative, quantitative, literature review, and mixed-method research methodologies​.

Specialization and Interests
  • Public health
  • Health disparities
  • Underserved populations
  • Depression
  • Coping
  • Community-based research
  • Sexually transmitted infections among Hispanic and African-American adolescents
  • Community-based intervention programs
  • Global health
Awards and Honors
  • Recognition of the Presenter from Global Korean Nursing Association
  • Outstanding Leader Award from Chicago Korean Nurse Association
  • Outstanding Scholar from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
  • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center: Golden Lamp Society Award (Recognition of Outstanding doctoral nursing student)
  • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center: The Mary S. Oakley Gerontological Nursing Research Award
  • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center: The College of Nursing Dean’s Award
  • Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center: Alumni Association Award
  • Outstanding Service Award, Global Korean Nursing Foundation
DePaul Affiliations
  • Program Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation -  New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program
  • Chair, School of Nursing Local Review Board
  • Pre-Health Advising Committee
Professional Affiliations
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Academy of Nursing
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Midwest Korean Nurses Association
  • The National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA)
  • The Global Korean Nursing Foundation (GKNF)
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Acquino, E., Lee, Y.M., Spawn, N., & Bishop-Royse, J. (2018). The Impact of Burnout on Doctorate Nursing Faculty's Intent to Leave Their Academic Position: A Descriptive Survey Research Design. Nursing Education Today, 69, 35-40.

Chung, Y., Lee, Y.M., Bernstein, K., Park, C. (Accepted) Does Depression Literacy act as a Meditor and/or Moderator Between Stigma and Attitude Toward Mental Health Service use Among Korean-American Parents with Adolescent Children? Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services.

Coletto, K., Tariman, J., Lee, Y.M., & Kapanke, K. (2018) CRNAs and SRNAs Knowledge and Attitudes on Fire Risk Assessment During Surgical Time Outs. American Association of Nursing Anesthetists Journal, 86 (2), 99-108.

Gibney, C., Lee, Y.M, Feczko, J., & Florez, E. (2017). A Needs Assessment for the Development of the TIME Anesthesia Handoff Tool. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal, 85 (6), 431-437.

Summers, L., Lee, Y.M., Lee, H.K., (2017) Contributing Factors of Teenage Pregnancy Among African-American Females Living in Economically Disadvantaged Communities. Applied Nursing Research, 37, 44-49. 
Lee, H.K., Cho, S.H., Lee, Y.M., & Lee, M.H. (2017). Culturally Adaptive Walking Intervention for Korean-Chinese Female Migrant Workers Research and Theory for Nursing Practice. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 31 (2), 179-196.
Lee, H.K., Wilbur, J., Cho, SH., Kim, J.H., Lee, YM. (2017). Effects of Culturally Adaptive Walking Intervention on Cardiovascular Disease Risks for Middle-aged Korean-Chinese Female Migrant Workers. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. 72 (6), 317-327.

Ian, C., Florez, E., & Lee, Y.M. (2016). Registered Nurses' Experiences with Caring for Non-English Speaking Patients. Applied Nursing Research, 30 (2), 257-260. 

Lee, Y.M., Florez, E., Holm, K., Horwitz, J. & Water, R. (2016). Latino Adolescent Perspectives Towards Sexually Transmitted Infection Educational Programs. International Journal of Nursing Knowledge. 27 (1), 17-23.

Lee, Y.M., Florez, E., Tariman, J., & McCarter, S. (2015). Factors Related to Sexual Behaviors and Effective Sexual Education Programs for Asian-American Adolescents. Applied Nursing Research, 28 (3), 222-228.

Lee, Y.M. (2015). Somatic Symptoms and Depressive Symptoms among Older Adults Immigrants. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 41(1), 50-58.

Lee, Y.M., Cintron, A., & Kocher, S. (2014). Factors Related to Risky Sexual Behaviors and Effective STI/HIV and Pregnancy Intervention Programs for African American Adolescents. Public Health Nursing, 31(5), 414-427. 

Lee, Y.M., Dancy, B, Florez, E., & Holm, K (2013). Factors Related to Sexual Practices and Successful Sexually Transmitted Infection/ HIV Intervention Programs for Latino Adolescents. Public Health Nursing, 30(5), 390-401.  

Lee, Y.M., Holm, K., Florez, E., Glauser, M., & Haswell, E. (2013). The DNP Degree: Knowledge and Perceptions of Students in an Accelerated Master’s Program in Nursing. Open Journal of Nursing, 3(1), 138-146.

Lee, Y.M. & Holm, K. (2012). Stressors Related to Depression among Elderly Korean Immigrants. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 1(33), 52-58.

Lee, Y.M. & Holm, K. (2011). Family Relationships and Depression among Elderly Korean Immigrants. International Scholarly Research Network NursingDOI: 10.5402/2011/429249

Lee, Y.M., Poslusny, S., Anderson, S., & Rosing, H. (2009). Sexually Transmitted Infection Prevention Project as Community-Engaged Scholarship. Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 1(1), 1-9.

Lee, Y.M., Riesche, L., Lee, HK. (Accepted). Parental HPV Knowledge and Perceptions of HPV Vaccines among Korean American Parents. Applied Nursing Research.

Lee, Y.M. (2007). Immigration experience among elderly Korean immigrants. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 14, 403-410.