Jung-Ah Lee

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Professor
Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
PhD. University of Washington, School of Nursing, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Seattle, WA
MN. University of Washington, Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems (Focal Area: Advanced Care Systems Management), Seattle, WA
BS. The Catholic University of Korea, College of Nursing, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: (949) 824-2855
Email: jungahl@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
4305 Nursing and Health Sciences Hall
Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing
Mail Code: 3959
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Adults/Older Adults and Caregivers, Health Equity/Disparity, Health Technology, Self-Management, Integrative Health, Transition Care, Venous thromboembolism, Patient Safety, Clinical and Systems Outcomes, Cost-Effectiveness in Healthcare, Mixed Methods.
Academic Distinctions
Inductee Western Academy of Nurses (WAN), 2022
Fellow of American Academy of Nursing (FAAN), 2021
Fellow of Gerontological Society of America (FGSA), 2021
Scholar of NIH/NIA Resource Centers for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR), 2013
Research Abstract
Dr. Jung-Ah Lee is a nurse scientist and faculty with expertise in gerontology. Her research focuses primarily on translational approach to improve care delivery and quality of life for patients and caregivers. Within this focus, a recurring theme of her work is to explore racial and ethnic disparities in quality of care. Culturally sensitive approaches to care delivery in chronic diseases including cardiovascular diseases and Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia are a primary consideration of her research. As the principal investigator, Dr. Lee has conducted community-based participatory research starting with a needs assessment of ethnic minority elders and dementia family caregivers. She designed dementia care education for older adults and families in partnership with local community organizations (e.g., Alzheimer’s Orange County, Korean Community Services, Vietnamese Community Integrated Services, Caregiver Resources Center) supported by several funding mechanisms. Based on those results, Dr. Lee developed a culturally- and language-appropriate dementia caregiver home visit program and pilot-tested it in Latino, Vietnamese, Korean family caregivers of persons with dementia (PWD).

Dr. Lee is the primary principal investigator of a federally funded study entitled “A home-based, culturally and language specific intervention for dementia family caregivers: stress reduction and education with wearable technology for health” from the National Institute of Health/the National Institute of Aging. Through this study, Dr. Lee and her interdisciplinary investigators including Medicine, Computer Science, and Nursing with strong partnerships with community organizations in Orange County has conducted a randomized controlled trial testing a community health worker delivered home visit intervention for ethnic and underserved dementia family caregivers using wearable technology for real time monitoring of caregivers' stress and sleep. The home visit intervention includes stress reduction techniques by mindful breathing and compassionate support/listening and caregiving education to improve caregiver's health, wellbeing, and positive interactions with the person with dementia. This study using wearable technology has the potential to significantly lessen health disparities in dementia care, assisting underserved caregivers in self-management and increasing their quality of life.

Dr. Lee conducted several funded research projects as the Principal Investigator to improve older adults’ self-management of multiple chronic conditions by implementing age-friendly, culturally-sensitive mobile-health interventions. Her research included low-income and ethnic minorities to improve health disparities utilizing a multidisciplinary team including Medicine and Engineering at UCI.

Dr. Lee received her master’s degree and PhD from the University of Washington, School of Nursing, Department of Behavioral Nursing and Health System. In 2008 Dr. Lee joined faculty in the UCI Program in Nursing Science. She has taught leadership and management, geriatric nursing, and research methodologies to UCI undergraduate and graduate nursing students. In addition, Dr. Lee has provided community services to improve dementia care and age friendly health care systems by partnering with ethnic community organizations and Alzheimer’s serving organizations in Orange County. In 2020, Dr. Lee was appointed as the first school’s Equity Advisor to enhance diversity, inclusion, and equity in the Sue and Bill Gross School of Nursing at UC Irvine. Currently Dr. Lee serves as President-Elect of Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) and Board Member of National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA).
Awards and Honors
2024 Senior Researcher of Geriatric Nursing Research Award by Western Institute of Nursing
2024 Newkirk Faculty Fellow, University of California, Irvine
2023 Duck Hee Kang Distinguished Mentor Award from Global Korean Nursing Foundation
4/2022: Inductee Western Academy of Nurses by Western Institute of Nursing
10/2021: Fellow American Academy of Nursing Award (FAAN)
5/2021: Fellow Gerontological Society of America Award (FGSA)
5/2021: Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
5/2021: Nursing Excellence Award by UCI Health Nursing
11/2020: The 37th UCI Research Associates. the Althalie Clarke Research Associates Award for Nursing Research
05/2020: Best Paper Award on Improving Communication in Diverse Older Adults by American Geriatric Society.
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.
Publications
Rousseau, J, Gibbs, L., †Garcia, C., Runge, A., †Palmer, C., Haria, J., Eichinger, M. & Lee, JA.* (2024). A Pioneering EMR-Embedded Digital Health Literacy Tool Reveals Healthcare Disparities for Diverse Older Adults. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (In Press).
Kim, E.A., Shin, S.S., Lee, JA.* (2024). Relationship between Acculturation and Mental Health in Korean American Family Caregivers of Community Dwelling Persons Living with Dementia. Clinical Nursing Research. (In Press).
Davidsson, R., Baker, D., Chintakrindi, S., Lee, JA, Kinser, P., Ozkaynak, M., & Chung, J. (2024). Exploring the Multidimensionality of Home-Based Dementia Caregiving and Related Challenges Based on Digital Journaling and Interviews. Journal of Older People Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/opn.12600 (In Press)
Ju, E., Burton, C., Kim, J., Guo, Y., Park, J., Qu, A., Gibbs, L. & Lee, JA.* (2024). Sleep Disturbances and Interrelationship between Persons with Dementia and Family Caregivers: The Lived Experiences of Korean American Dyads. Geriatric Nursing, 55, 144-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2023.10.028. (In press).
Oh, K., Inoue, M., Beran K., Koizumi, N., & Lee., JA. (2023). Chronic Health Conditions and Patient Portal Use in Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias. Journal of Applied Gerontology. https://doi.org/10.1177/07334648231210677
Ahn, SW, Chung, JW, Scott C, Lee, JA, Lee, CE, & Anderson, J. (2023). Gait and/or balance disturbances associated with Alzheimer’s dementia among older adults with amnestic mild cognitive impairment: A longitudinal observational study. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2023 Jun 29. doi: 10.1111/jan.15768. Online ahead of print.
Sin, M., Lee, JA, Murphy, P., Faselis, C., & Ahmed, A. (2023). Upper Extremity Weakness: A Novel Risk Factor for Non-Cardiovascular Mortality Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2023 Sep;112:105021. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2023.105021. Epub 2023 Apr 6
Mirzadeh, S., Arefeen, A., Ardo, J., Fallahzadeh, R., Minar, B., Lee, JA, Hildebrand, J., Cook, Diane, Ghasemzadeh, H., & Evangelista, LS. (2022). Use of Machine Learning to Predict Adherence in Individuals at Risk for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease. Smart Health, 26, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.smhl.2022.100328. PMID: 33715025. Online ahead of print
Gibbs, L. Rousseau, J. Tumosa, N. Gupta, R. Olsen, B. Faul, A. Reichstadt, J. Cotton,
S. Sivers-Teixiera, T. Saville, N. & Lee, JA.* (2022). Pioneering COVID-19 Pandemic Partnerships: Federally Qualified Health Centers and Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs Work Together to Care for Diverse Underserved Older Adults. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1177/23337214221122523 PMCID: PMC9452800 Online ahead of print
Vu, T., Ju, E., Rousseau, J., Gibbs, L., Saville, N. & Lee, JA.* (2022).The Effectiveness of Language-Specific Personal Care Education on Improving the Knowledge and Skills of Vietnamese-American In-Home Supportive Service Caregivers. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. PMID: 36062875 DOI: 10.1177/10436596221121331. Online ahead of print
Burton, C., Downs, C., Hughes, T., Abrahim, H., Giraldo-Herrera, M., Huang, Y., Rahmani, A., Lee, JA., Chakraborty, R., & Pinto, M. (2022). A Novel Conceptual Model of Trauma-Informed Care for Patients with Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Illness (PASC). Journal of Advanced Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/jan.15426. Online ahead of print.
Lee, JA.*, Kim, H., †Ju, E., Guo, Y., Rousseau, J., Gibbs, L., †Tran, T., †Tom, C., †Sabino-Laughlin, E., & Kehoe, P. (2022), A culturally and linguistically appropriate telephone support intervention for diverse family caregivers of persons with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Family Nursing, 28(3):231-242. PMID: 35786087 DOI: 10.1177/10748407221106531.
Ahn, S., Lingerfelt, C., Chung, E., Lee, JA., & Raynor, H. (2022). Association of Adherence to High-Intensity Physical Activity and the Mediterranean-Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay Diet with Cognition: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 2022 Jul;131:104243. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2022.104243. Epub 2022 Apr 20 PMID: 35550515.
Nguyen, H., Haupt, E., Duan, L., Wang, S., Mariano, J., Lee, JA., & McMullen, C. (2022). Hospital utilisation in home palliative care: caregiver health, preparedness and burden associations. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care. 2022 Jan 25;bmjspcare-2021-003455. PMID: 35078873 DOI: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2021-003455.
Jun, A. Kim, S., Lee JA. (2021). Lived Experience of Korean Immigrant Nurse Practitioners. Journal of Comprehensive Nursing Research and Care, 6(2): 175. https://doi.org/10.33790/jcnrc1100175.
Cacciata, M., Strömberg, A., Klompstra, L., Jaarsma, T., Kuriakose, M., Lee, JA., Lombardo, D. & Evangelista, LS. (2022). Facilitators and Challenges to Exergaming: Perspectives of Patients with Heart Failure. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 37(3):281-288. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000825. PMID: 34091566.
Ardo, J, Lee, JA, †Hildebrand, JA, Guijarro, D, Ghasemzadeh, H, Stromberg, A, & Evangelista, LS (2021). Co-design of a cardiovascular disease prevention text message bank for older adults. Patient Education Counseling, 104(11); 27772-2784. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000825. PMID: 33863587. PMCID: PMC8484346.
Park, JI., Kim, D., Lee, JA, Zheng, K., & Amin, A.N. (2021). Personalized Risk Prediction of 30-day Readmissions with Venous Thromboembolism using Machine Learning, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 53(3):278-287. doi: 10.1111/jnu.12637. PMID: 33617689 PMCID: PMC8568050
Le, C & Lee, JA.* (2021). Home Visit Based Mindfulness Intervention for Vietnamese American Dementia Family Caregivers. Asian/Pacific Island Nursing Journal, 5(4), 207-216. doi: 10.31372/20200504.1096. PMID: 33791408 PMCID: PMC7993887
Silva, J., Lee, JA, Grisante, D., Lopes, J., & Lopes, C. T. (2020). Nurses’ knowledge, risk assessment, and self-efficacy regarding venous thromboembolism. Acta Paulista de Enfermagem, 33, eAPE20190125. Epub August 28, 2020. https://dx.doi.org/10.37689/acta-ape/2020ao0125. available at https://www.proquest.com/openview/0b8baa4ef18a4ef6a0cb8c4230f8396c/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=2030654
Nguyen, H., Zagoza, M., Wussler, N., & Lee, JA*. (2020). “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, 35(2):217-234. PMID: 32112183 DOI: 10.1007/s10823-020-09396-7
Burton, C., Lee, JA, †Waalen, A., & Gibbs, L. (2020). “Things are Different Now But”: Older LGBT adults’ experiences and unmet needs in health care. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 31(5):492-501. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659619895099. PMID: 31854263.
Guo, Y., Bender, M., Rousseau, J., Kehoe, P., Lee, JA., Pimentel, P., Bojorquez, Y., Silva, M., & Olshansky, E. (2020). Relationships within MOMS Orange County Care Coordinated Home Visitation Perinatal Program. Public Health Nursing, 37(2):215-221. PMID: 31793042 DOI: 10.1111/phn.12689
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: 10.1016/j.ejon.2019.09.006 . PMID: 31590070. (Epub 2019 Sep 12)
Nguyen, H., Lee, JA*., Sorkin, D., & Gibbs, L. (2019). “Living happily despite having an illness”: Perceptions of healthy aging among Korean American, Vietnamese American, and Latino older adults. Applied Nursing Research, 48:30-36. DOI: 10.1016/j.apnr.2019.04.002. PMID: 31266605.
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. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 14(2):e12229. doi: 10.1111/opn.12229. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30821917.
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,103(2):266-275. PMID: 31542186 DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.09.009
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 Nursing Studies. 2019 Feb 10;93:30-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.01.010. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30861452.
Kim, HJ, Kehoe, P., Gibbs, L. & Lee, JA.* (2019). Caregiving Experience of Dementia Among Korean-American Family Caregivers. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40 (2), 158-165. doi: 10.1080/01612840.2018.1534909. PMID: 30620625.
Guo, Y., Rousseau, J., Bender, M., Lee, J. A., Pimentel, P., Bojorquez, Y., Silva, M., & Olshansky, E. (2019). A program model describing a community-based mother and infant health program. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, 33(1): 39-57. doi: 10.1891/1541-6577.33.1.39. PMID: 30796147
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, 17(3): 737-741. DOI: 10.1177/1474515118780895. PMID: 29886773.
Lee, JA. Choi, M., †Lee, SA., & †Jiang, N. (2018). 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. PMID: 29458358
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.
Lee, JA.,* Nguyen, H., †Park, J., †Tran, L., †Nguyen, T., & †Huynh, Y. (2017). Identifying usages of computers and smartphones among Asian American dementia family caregivers for the development of dementia care education. Healthcare Informatics Research. 23(4):338-342. https://doi.org/10.4258/hir.2017.23.4.338. PMID: 29181245
Evangelista, L. S., Ghasemzadeh, H., Lee, JA., Saeedi, R., Sarrafzadeh, M., & Moser, DK. (2017). 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.
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. PMID: 28680940 PMCID: PMC5486482.
Guo, Y., Lee, JA., Rousseau, J., Pimentel, P., Bojorquez, Y., Cabasag, C., Silva, M. & Olshansky, E. (2017). The potential economic impact of a coordinated home visitation program: Preventing adverse birth outcomes. California Journal of Health Promotion, 10(2): 1-13.
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
Oh, HJ., †Boo, SJ., & Lee, JA. (2017). Clinical nurse knowledge and practice of venous thromboembolism risk assessment and prevention in South Korea: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Clinical Nursing; 26 (3-4):427-435. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13424. PMID: 27272287.
Evangelista, L. S., Moser, D. K., Lee, JA., Moore, A. A., Ghasemzadeh, H., Sarrafzadeh, M., & Mangione, C. M. (2015). Examining Older Adults’ Perceptions of Usability and Acceptability of Remote Monitoring Systems to Manage Chronic Heart Failure. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 1-6. DOI: 10.1177/2333721415618050
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.,* 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: Interviews with older adults on anticoagulation therapy. Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth and uHealth, 2(3):e32.available at http://mhealth.jmir.org/2014/3/e32/. PMID:25098413.
Lee, JA.,* †Donaldson, J., Drake, D., 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. PMID:25012989
Khoury, L., Amish, D., Lee, JA., Lovejoy, M., Lisak-Phillips, J., & Amin, A. N. (2014). Implementation of a mandated VTE clinical order set decreases the rate of hospital acquired VTE rates. Hospital Practice, 42(5),89-99. PMID:25485921.
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. (2015). 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,30(1),51-7. 2013 Dec 19. [Epub ahead of print].PMID: 24365871.
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.
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.
13. 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.
12. 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.
11. Lee JA.,* Zierler, B. K., & Zierler, R.G. (2012). The risk factors and clinical outcomes of upper extremity deep vein thrombosis. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery,46(2), 139-44. PMID:22328450.
10. Choi, S., Lee, JA.,* & †Rush, E. (2011). Ethnic and language disparities in diabetes care among California residents. Ethnicity and Disease, 21(2), 183-9. PMID: 21749022.
9. Lee, JA.,* Zierler, B. K., Glenny, R., Wittkowsky, A. van Servellen, G., & Amin, A.N. (2011). Venous thromboembolism preventive strategies in hospitalized patients. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 18(12): 66-73.
8. Wolpin, S, Lee, JA.,* Glenny, R., Wittkowsky, A., Wolf, F., & Zierler, B. K. (2011). Evaluation of an online training on the prevention of venous thromboembolism. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery,45(2), 146-156. PMID: 21156715.
7. Lee, JA.,* Zierler, B. K., Liu, CF., & Chapko, M. (2011). Cost-effective diagnostic strategies in patients with a high, intermediate, or low clinical probability of pulmonary embolism. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, 45(2), 113-121. PMID: 20810405.
6. Lee, JA.* & Zierler, B. K. (2011). The current state of practice in the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism at an academic medical center. Vascular and Endovascular Surgery,45(1), 22-27. PMID: 21075754.
5. Lee, JA.* & Zierler, B. K. (2010). Prophylaxis in patients with suspected VTE. Phlebology Digest, 23(2), 30-31.
4. Lee, JA.* & Zierler, B. K. (2010). Prevention and clinical outcomes in older inpatients with suspected venous thromboembolism. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 36(4), 40-48. PMID: 20128525.
3. Lee, JA.* & Zierler, B. K. (2010). The use of prophylaxis in patients undergoing diagnostic tests for suspected venous thromboembolism. Phlebology, 25(2), 85-93.PMID: 20348455.
2. Zierler, B.K., Wittkowsky, A., Peterson, G., Lee, JA., Jacobson, C., Glenny, R., Wolf, F., Robins, L., Mitchell, P., Wolpin, S., Payne, T., Hendrie, P., Han, G., & Oh, HJ. (2008). Venous Thromboembolism Safety Toolkit: A Systems Approach to Patient Safety. Advances in Patient Safety. Vol. 3. Performance and Tools. PMID: 21249920. Available: http://www.ahrq.gov/downloads/pub/advances2/vol3/Advances-Zierler_81.pdf.
1. Lee JA,* Liu C, & Sales A. (2006). Racial and ethnic differences in diabetes care and health care use and cost. Preventing Chronic Disease, 3(3), A85. PMID:16776886, PMCID:PMC1636720. Available: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2006/jul/05_0196.htm
Grants
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.
2015-2019, DHHS-HRSA-GWEP Grant, Cultivating a culture of caring for older adults $2.5M (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. (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) Role: Co-Investigator & Evaluator
2020-2021. HEALING @ HOME: A Geriatric ED Feasibility Study to Reduce Hospital Admissions during the Covid-19 Pandemic, funded by UCI Office of Research. $60,000 (PI, Lisa Gibbs, MD) My Role: Co-Investigator and evaluator
2020-2021. ASSIST Geriatric Program: Assisting and Supporting Socially Isolated Seniors through Telehealth in the COVID-19 Pandemic, funded by HRSA $90,625 (PI, Lisa Gibbs, MD) Role: Co-Investigator and evaluator
09/2020-05/2025. A home-based, culturally and language specific intervention for dementia family caregivers: stress reduction and education with wearable technology for health funded by NIH/NIA R01 AG069074. ($3.61M) Role: Contact Principal Investigator.
2022-2024. Dementia Aware Program Dementia Aware State of California, Department of Health Care Service State Contract – Multi-Site State Wide Project: UCSF, UCI, UCLA, UCSD Health Joint Project Total Award Amount: $23,056,000.00 (~$23.0M) UCI site - $2,609,501 (EST including Indirect Costs)/$2.6M – Major Goals: This program is to address disparities and increase the Medi-Cal primary care detection and diagnosis of dementia for all older adults in California. My Role: Co-Investigator – expertise in Dementia Caregiving (Primary PI -UCSF, Anna Chodos, MD, MPH, UCI Site PI: Gibbs, MD).
2022-2024. Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Unpaid Caregiver Training funded by State of California, Department of Public Health. (UCI - PI: Tam, MD). My Role: Co-I
10/2023-09/2025. Establishing the Foundations of Emotional Intelligence of Care Companion Robots to Mitigate Agitation among High Risk Dementia Patients via Emphatic Patient-Robot Interactions by University of California (Noyce Initiative) ($300,000). (My Role, Co-PI, Lead PI: A. Nyamathi).
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)
American Academy of Nursing - Council for Advancement in Nursing Science
Gerontological Society of America
American Heart Association
American Geriatrics Society
American Nurses Association
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 Program in Nursing Science 2008—2015
Equity Advisor
UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing 2020—2021
President (Jan 2024 - Dec 2025), President Elect (Jan 2022 - Dec 2023)
Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA) Website: http://aapina.org/ 2024—2025
Associate Professor with Tenure
UCI School of Nursing 2015—2023
Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
UCI School of Nursing 2023—2026
Board of Directors
National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurse Associations (NCEMNA) website https://www.myncemna.org/ 2022—2025
Research Centers
UCI Institute for Future Health (Faculty Member) https://futurehealth.uci.edu/
UCI SOM iTEQC (Affiliated Faculty) http://www.medicine.uci.edu/iteqc/faculty.asp
UCI Institute for Virtual Environments and Computer Games (IVECG) https://ivecg.uci.edu/uci-faculty-and-researchers/
Last updated
02/17/2024