Jung-Ah Lee

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Associate Professor
Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing

PhD. University of Washington, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Seattle, WA, 2008
MN. University of Washington, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems (Focal Area: Advanced Care Systems Management), Seattle, WA, 2002
BSN. Catholic University, College of Nursing, Seoul, South Korea, 1995

Phone: (949) 824-2855
Fax: (949) 824-0470
Email: jungahl@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
100A Berk Hall
Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing
Mail Code: 3959
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Health Technology, Persons with Chronic diseases and Caregivers, Self-Management, Integrative Health, Transition Care, Venous thromboembolism, Patient Safety, Clinical and Systems Outcomes, Cost-Effectiveness.
Academic Distinctions
04/2019: Best Research Poster Award by Western Institute of Nursing.

04/2018: Gerontology Education/Policy Award by Western Institute of Nursing, Gerontology Special Interest Group

07/2017: Dementia Caregiver Grant Award from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation

04/2017: UCI ICTS Community Research Pilot Study Award

07/2015: Patient Safety Grant Award from the Cardinal Health Foundation

07/2013: UCLA/CDU-RCMAR/CHIME (funded by NIH/NIA) and UCLA-CTSI (funded by NIH)- Pilot Study Award 2013-2014.

02/2012: UCI/ICTS (funded by NIH) - Pilot Study Award 2012-2013.

10/2010: UCI/ICTS (funded by NIH) - Campus and Community Research Incubator Program Award (CCRI), NIH funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS) at UC Irvine.

03/2010: Special Research Grant Award by the UCI Academic Senate Council on Research.

04/2008: Travel Award from University of Washington Graduate School (The Graduate School Fund for Excellence and Innovation supports graduate education and research at the University of Washington) for the podium presentation at the 51st Annual Meeting of Western Institute of Nursing in Orange County, CA

02/2008: Sigvaris Award for the podium presentation at the 20th Annual Meeting of American Venous Forum in Charleston, South Carolina.

09/2007: Scholarship from Fraser Fund at University of Washington, School of Nursing.

2006-2008: Hester McLaws Nursing Scholarship Awards for PhD candidates from University of Washington, School of Nursing.
Research Abstract
Dr. Jung-Ah Lee is an Associate Professor of Nursing Science, having joined the faculty in 2008 after completing her doctoral nursing studies at the University of Washington, School of Nursing. Her area of research interest is healthcare systems and how the structure and processes of a healthcare system affect patient safety and clinical and organizational outcomes. Within this research framework, she has investigated quality improvement techniques, patient safety issues, effective healthcare delivery models, and cost-effectiveness of care. For example, her doctoral dissertation focused on healthcare systems’ management and specifically focusing on cost-effectiveness analysis on venous thromboembolism (VTE) diagnosis and clinical outcomes research. This work continued in the older adult population with hip fracture. At UCI, her research areas include the use of simulation as an effective educational strategy, games and technology for people with chronic diseases, and the effectiveness of disease prevention and self management using health technology for older adults with multiple chronic conditions (e.g., using mHealth technology for Hispanic patients with chronic disease conditions). With her collaborators in Medicine and Calit2, she received several research grants focusing on theory based, culturally appropriate, and age-sensitive mobile technology as an innovative intervention to improve adherence to the treatments in patients with chronic diseases (e.g., cardiovascular diseases, dementia) and to enhance self-management skills of patients and their caregivers.
Nguyen, H., Zagoza, M., Wussler, N., & Lee, JA*. “I was confused about how to take care of mom because this disease is different everyday”: Vietnamese American caregivers’ understanding of Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology. (In Press)
Kim, HJ, Kehoe, P., Gibbs, L. & Lee, JA. Caregiving Experience of Dementia Among Korean-American Family Caregivers. 2019 Jan 8:1-8. doi: 10.1080/01612840.2018.1534909. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30620625.
Burton, C., Lee, JA, Waalen, A., & Gibbs, L. “Things are Different Now But”: Older LGBT adults’ experiences and unmet needs in health care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. (In Press).
Kim, JS., Heo SH., Kim, MY., Park, EY., Seo, EJ., Lee MO., Jeong, BY, & Lee, JA. (2019). Correlates of life-support treatment preferences among low-income home-based cancer management recipients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 43 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2019.09.006. (In Press)
Hildebrand, J.A, Billimek, J, Lee, J.A, Sorkin, D.H., Olshansky, E.F.,Clancy, S.L. & Evangelista, L.S. (2019). Effect of diabetes self-management education on glycemic control in Latino adults with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Patient Education and Counseling. (In Press).
Nguyen, H., Lee, JA*., Sorkin, D., & Gibbs, L. “Living happily despite having an illness”: Perceptions of healthy aging among Korean American, Vietnamese American, and Latino older adults. Applied Nursing Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2019.04.002. (In Press)
Kim,J, Heo, S., Hong SW., Shim, J., & Lee, JA. (2019). Correlates of advance directive treatment preferences among community-dwelling older people with chronic diseases. Int J Older People Nurs:e12229. doi: 10.1111/opn.12229. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30821917.
Cacciata, M., Stromberg, A., Lee, JA, Sorkin, D., Lombardo, D., Clancy, S., Nyamathi, A., & Evangelista, L.(2019). Effect of exergaming on health-related quality of life in older adults: A systematic review. International Journal of Nuring Studies. 2019 Feb 10;93:30-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.01.010. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30861452.
Guo, Y., Rousseau, J., Bender, M., Lee, J. A., Pimentel, P., Bojorquez, Y., Silva, M., & Olshansky, E. (2018). A program model describing a community-based mother and infant health program. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice (In Press).
Hildebrand, J.A, Billimek, J, Olshansky, E.F., Sorkin, D.H., Lee, J.A, & Evangelista, L.S. (2018). Facilitators and barriers to research participation: perspectives of Latinos with type 2 diabetes. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. PMID: 29886773 DOI: 10.1177/1474515118780895
Lee, JA. Garfin, D.R., Vaughn, S., & Lee, YS. (2018) Factors associated with gerontological career choice: The role of curriculum type and students’ attitudes. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 8(4), 1-9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v8n4p1.
Seomun, G., Kim, HM., Lee, JA., Kim, EY., Kim, EJ. & Noh, WJ. (2018). The comparison of dry eye syndrome between digital textbook users and paper textbook users in elementary school. Information, 21, (2), 805-819.
Hildebrand, J.A, Billimek, J, Lee, J.A, Sorkin, D.H., Olshansky, E.F.,Clancy, S.L. & Evangelista, L.S. (2019). Effect of diabetes self-management education on glycemic control in Latino adults with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Patient Education and Counseling. (In Press).
Kim, JS., Heo SH., Kim, MY., Park, EY., Seo, EJ., Lee MO., Jeong, BY, & Lee, JA. (2019). Correlates of life-support treatment preferences among low-income home-based cancer management recipients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 43 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejon.2019.09.006. (In Press)
Lee, JA., Nguyen, H., Park, J., Tran, L., Nguyen, T., & Huynh, Y. (2017). Usages of Computers and Smartphones to Develop Dementia Care Education Program for Asian American Family Caregivers. Healthcare Informatics Research, 23(4):338-342. https://doi.org/10.4258/hir.2017.23.4.338.
Lee, JA., Evangelista, L. S., Moore, A.A., Juth, V., Guo, Y., Gago, S., Lem, C.G., Nguyen, M., Khatibi, P., Baje, M., & Amin, A.N. (2016). Feasibility study of a mobile health intervention for older adults on oral anticoagulation therapy. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine; 2:1-8. DOI: 10.1177/2333721416672970
Evangelista, L. S., Ghasemzadeh, H., Lee, JA., Saeedi, R., Sarrafzadeh, M., & Moser, DK. Predicting Adherence to Use of Remote Health Monitoring Systems in a Cohort of Patients with Chronic Heart Failure. Technology and Health Care;25(3):425-433. PMID: 27886024. DOI: 10.3233/THC-161279.
Guo, Y., Lee, JA., Rousseau, J., Pimentel, P., Bojorquez, Y., Cabasag, C. Michele, S., & Olshansky, E. (2016). The potential economic impact of a coordinated home visitation program: Preventing adverse birth outcomes. California Journal of Health Promotion, 10(2): 1-13.
Evangelista, LS, Moser, DK, Lee, JA, Moore, AA, Ghasemzadeh, H, Sarrafzadeh, M, & Mangione, CM. (2015). Examining older adults’ perceptions of usability and acceptability of remote monitoring systems to manage chronic heart failure. Gerontol Geriatric Med. Jan-Dec: 1-6.
Quach, J. & Lee, JA. (2017). Do music therapies reduce depressive symptoms and improve QOL in older adults with chronic disease? Nursing, 47(6):58-63. doi: 10.1097/01.NURSE.0000513604.41152.0c. PMID: 28538355
Seomun, G, Pyun, SB., Lee, JA., Kim, EJ., & Noh, WJ. (2016). A comparison of carpal tunnel syndrome between digital and paper textbook users in elementary schools. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, 53(4), 909-15. PMID: 26967042. doi: 10.3233/WOR-162278.
Guo, Y., Pimentel, P., Lessard, J., Rousseau, J., Lee, JA., Bojorquez, Y., Michele, S., & Olshansky, E. (2016). A Community-Based Home Visitation Program's Impact on Birth Outcomes. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing, 41(1), 16-23. doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000203. PMID: 26479848
Oh, HJ., Lee, JA., & Schepp, K. (2015). Psychometric properties of the Cultural Awareness Scale for Korean nursing students. International Journal of Nursing Education. 2(1); 1-8. PMID: 25719340
Lee, JA., Drake, D., Donaldson, J., Johnson, L., van Servellen, G., Reed, P., & Mulnard, R. (2014). Venous thromboembolism knowledge among older post-hip fracture patients and their caregivers. Geriatric Nursing, 35(5),374-80.
Lee, JA., Nguyen, A. L., Berg, J. P., Amin, A. N., Bachman, M., Guo, Y., & Evangelista, L. S. (2014). Attitudes and preferences of the use of mobile health technology and health games for self-management in older adults on anticoagulation therapy. Journal of Medical Internet Research – mHealth and uHealth, 2(3):e32.
Khoury, L., Amish, D., Lee, JA., Lovejoy, M., Lisak-Phillips, J., & Amin, A. N. Implementation of a mandated VTE clinical order set decreases the rate of hospital acquired VTE rates. Hospital Practice, 42(5),89-99.
Lee, JA., Reed, P., & Berg, J. P. (2014). Asthma characteristics among older adults: using the California health interview survey to examine asthma incidence, morbidity, and ethnic differences. Journal of Asthma, 51(4),399-404. PMID: 24432869.
Evangelista, L. S., Lee, JA., Moore, A. A., Motie, M., Ghasemzadeh, H., Sarrafzadeh, M., & Mangione, C. (2014). Examining the effects of remote monitoring systems on activation, self-care, and quality of life of older patients with chronic heart failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 2013 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print].PMID: 24365871.
Lee, JA., Grochow, D., Drake, D., Johnson, L., Reed, P., & van Servellen, G., (2014). Evaluation of hospital nurses' perceived knowledge and practices of venous thromboembolism assessment and prevention. Journal of Vascular Nursing. 32(1), 18-24. PMID:24534084.
Lee, HY, Lee, JA., Brar, J., Rush, E., & Jolley, C. (2014). Physical activity and depressive symptoms in older adults. Geriatric Nursing, 35(1), 37-41. PMID: 24144579.
Seomun, GA., Lee, JA., Kim, EY., Im, MY., Kim, M., Park, SA., & Lee, Y. (2013). Health effects of digital textbooks on school-age children: a grounded theory approach. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(9), 1184-204. PMID:23780942.
Seomun, GA,, Kim, YH,, Lee, JA., Jeong, KH., Park, SA., Kim, M., & Noh, W. (2013). Descriptive study of electromagnetic wave distribution for various seating positions: using digital textbooks. Journal of School Nursing, 30(2),123-8. PMID:23736302.
Lee JA, Zierler BK, Zierler RG. The risk factors and clinical outcomes of upper extremity deep vein thrombosis. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2012. 46(2):139-144.
Choi, S., Lee, JA., Rush, E. Ethnic and language disparities in diabetes care among California residents. Ethnicity and Disease, 2011, 21 (2): 183-9.
Lee JA, Zierler BK, Glenny R, Wittkowsky A. van Servellen G, Amin A. Venous Thromboembolism preventive strategies in hospitalized patients. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management. 2011. 18(12):66-73.
Wolpin S. Lee JA, Glenny R., Wittkowsky A., Wolf F. Zierler B. “Evaluation of an Online Training on the Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism” Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2011. 45(2):146-156.
Lee JA & Zierler BK. The current state of practice in the diagnosis of VTE at an academic medical center. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2011. 45(1):22-7.
Lee JA, Zierler BK, Liu CF & Chapko M. Cost-effective diagnostic strategies in patients with a high, intermediate, or low clinical probability of pulmonary embolism. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. 2011. 45(2):113-121.
Lee, J.A. & Zierler, B.K. (2010). Prophylaxis in patients with suspected VTE. Phlebology Digest, 23(2), 30-31.
Lee JA & Zierler BK. Prevention and clinical outcomes in older inpatients with suspected venous thromboembolism. Journal Of Gerontological Nursing. 2010;36(4):40-48.
Lee JA & Zierler BK. “The use of prophylaxis in patients undergoing diagnostic tests for suspected venous thromboembolism”, Phlebology. 2010;25(2):85-93.
Zierler BK, Wittkowsky A, Peterson G, Lee JA, et. al. (2008) “Venous thromboembolism safety toolkit: A systems approach to safe practice interventions” Advances in Patient Safety: New directions and alternative approaches. Volume 3. Performance and Tools: 1-14. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on-line journal http://www.ahrq.gov/qual/advances2/, available at http://www.ahrq.gov/downloads/pub/advances2/vol3/Advances-Zierler_81.pdf
Lee JA, Liu CF, & Sales A. Racial and ethnic differences in Diabetes Care and Health Care Use and Cost. Preventing of Chronic Disease. 2006:3(3). available at http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2006/jul/05_0196.htm
Lee, JA. Choi, M., Lee, SA., & Jiang, N. Effective behavioral intervention strategies using mobile health applications for chronic disease management: a systematic review. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 18:12. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-018-0591-0.
2010-2011. “Venous thromboembolism prevention in older adult patients with hip fracture survery at a tertiary community hospital” funded by the Academic Senate Council on Research Computing, and Libraries UCI –Special Research Grant (Role -PI)
2010-2011. "Improving the Quality of Transitional Care for the Elderly with Hip Fracture." Campus Community Research Incubator (CCRI) Program Award, Institute of Clinical and Translational Science(ICTS), University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA (Role -PI)
2011-2012. BREATHE: Better Resource Environment for AsThma Health: Research team members funded by UCI /HSSoE/CalIT2 ($20,000)– Yunan Chen PhD, Alfred Kobsa, PhD, Walt Scacchi, PhD from UCI Information and Computer Sciences; Jill Berg, PhD, Jung-Ah Lee, PhD from UCI Program in Nursing Science. (Role – Co-investigator)
2011-2012. "Development of an Education Platform for Childhood Asthma” funded by UCI CORCL ($7,000). BREATHE research team (Role – Co-investigator)
2012-2013. "A Technology Driven Safety Intervention for Older Adults With Anticoagulation Therapy" funded by UCI ICTS Pilot Study Award ($27,500). (PI, Jung-Ah Lee; Co-Is, Alpesh Amin, Mark Bachman, Lorraine Evangelista, Jill Berg)
2013-2014. "The Use of innovative mobile health technology among elderly Hispanics on anticoagulation therapy." UCLA-RCMAR/CHIME (2013-2014)($20,000) + UCLA-CTSI (2013-2015)($20,000) Pilot Study (Role: Principal Investigator). Mentors: Lorraine Evangelista, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, Associate Professor, UCI; Alison Moore, MD, Professor of Departments of Medicine and Psychiatrics, UCLA. Co-Investigators: Alpesh Amin, MD, MBA, Professor UCI School of Medicine, Mark Bachman, PhD, Assistant Professor, Director of e-Collaboratory at Calit2 - Irvine.
2012-2014. Project: MOMS Orange County Home Visitation Program (PI: Yuqing Guo, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, UCI Nursing Science) 1) “Preliminary Effectiveness of Maternal and Infant Home Visitation Models: MOMS Orange County” funded by UCI-ICTS Campus-Community Research Incubator Program (2012-2013) Role: Key Personnel– consultation of the theoretical framework of Quality Outcomes Model. 2) “Evaluation MOMS Orange County Model for Improving Birth Outcomes and Cost-Effectiveness.” Funded by the Orange County Alliance for Community Health Research (2013) Role: Co-Investigator – consultation of clinical and economic outcome evaluation of the MOMS OC home visitation program. 3) “An Innovative Maternal and Child Home Visiting Program: Understanding Care Coordination Between Registered Nurses and Home Visitors” funded by Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Nursing Research (2013-2014) Role: Consultant - consultation of the quality improvement of the home visitation program (care-coordination and outcomes) using focus group strategy.
2015-2017. Cardinal Health Foundation - E3 Patient Safety Grant. "Mobile health applications to improve anticoagulation treatment adherence and reduce hospital readmissions." Role: Principal Investigator.
2015-2018, HRSA Grant,Cultivating a culture of caring for older adults (PI. Lisa Gibbs, MD) Role: Co-Investigator
07/2017-06/2018. “Expanding and Tailoring Dementia Caregiver Education for Underserved Asian Americans” Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, Dementia Family Caregiver Grant ($50,000) Role: PI
04/2017-03/2018: University of California, Irvine Institute for Clinical & Translational Sciences Campus-Community Research Incubator (CCRI) Program: 'Dementia Care for Underserved Asian American Communities in Orange County: A Pilot Education Intervention and Qualitative Needs Assessment' ($7,600) Role: PI
07/2018-06/2020. “Dementia Caregiver Support Pilot Intervention Study” funded by Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, Role: PI
2018-2020. Fitness intensive therapy (GET FIT) to promote healthy living in older adults. NIH/NIA R21 G053162 ($231,750) PI: L. Evangelista. My Role: Co-Investigator
05/2019-06/2020. “Latino Dementia Family Caregiver Study” funded by Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, Role: PI
2019-2024. TAG- TEAM; Technology Advanced Geriatrics: Together Educating, Advocating and Mentoring. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This grant funds the development and evaluation of a geriatric workforce enhancement program through geriatric telehealth, age friendly health systems of care, and disaster planning for vulnerable adults. ($3.75M) (PI: Lisa Gibbs, MD) My Role: Co-Investigator
Professional Societies
National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Association
Asian American and Pacific Islander Nurse Association
Western Institute of Nursing
Sigma Theta Tau International (Honor Society of Nursing)
Council for Advancement in Nursing Science
Gerontological Society of America
American Heart Association
American Geriatrics Society
Other Experience
Lead Research Assistant
University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA 2005—2008

Research & Teaching Assistant
University of Washington, School of Nursing, Seattle, WA 2001—2007

Registered Nurse
Kangnam St. Mary's Hospital, Catholic University Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea 1995—1999

Assistant Professor
UCI Nursing Science 2008—2015

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