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Youjung Lee

Youjung Lee


Assistant Professor

Office: (607) 777-9168
Office Location: Downtown Center, Room #325
Fax:(607) 777-5683

Dr. Youjung Lee (Assistant Professor of Social Work) earned her MSW and PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lee's research interests include gerontology, family care giving, kinship care, resilience of minority older adults, and inter-professional collaboration in geriatrics. She is currently researching the effectiveness of a psycho-educational intervention model for Asian family caregivers. Dr. Lee is working with the Southern Tier Center for Aging Geriatrics Consult Clinic investigating the impact of inter-professional education in health care with older adults. She is also actively involved in the SHARE (Safe Healthy Attitudes Require Education) Project working on investigating factors influencing mental health of grandparents who take care of their grandchildren.

Educational Background

Current Research Interests

Selected Publications

Lee, Y., & Yim, N-Y. (in press). Korean American dementia caregivers' experience of a psychoeducational support group: Investigation of role of culture. Social Work with Groups

Greene, R.R., Lee, Y., & Cohen, H. (in press). Resiliency during older adulthood. In T. P. Gullotta, & M. Bloom (Eds.). Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion Part II. (2nd Ed.), New York: Springer.

Lee, Y., & Choi, S. (in press). Predictors of attitudes among Korean American dementia caregivers: Social network vs. satisfaction with social support. Journal of Applied Gerontology.

Lee, Y., & Smith, L. (2012). Qualitative research on Korean American dementia caregivers’ perception of caregiving: Heterogeneity between spouse caregivers and child caregivers. Journal Human Behaviors in the Social Environment, 22, 115-129.

Lee, Y. & Bronstein, L. (2010). When do Korean American dementia caregivers find meaning in caregiving: The role of culture and differences between spouse and child caregivers.Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 19, 73-86.

Lee, Y. (2009). Abandoning hwa-byung. In R. R. Greene, Greene, H. Cohen, J. Gonzalez, & Y. Lee (Ed.). Narratives of Social and Economic Justice NASW Press: Washington, DC.

Greene, R., Cohen, H., Gonzalez, J. & Lee, Y. (2009). Narratives of Social and Economic Justice (ed.) NASW Press: Washington, DC.

Cohen, H., & Lee, Y. (2007). Dementia Caregivers: Rewards in Multicultural Perspectives. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 14(1/2), 299-324.

Cohen, H. L., Greene, R. R., Lee, Y., Gonzalez, J., & Evans, M. (2006). Older adults who overcame oppression. Families In Society, 87 (1): 35-42.

Cohen, H. L., Greene, R. R., Lee, Y., Gonzalez, J., & Evans, M. (2006). Cultural Narratives, older adults, and resilient communities. In R. R. Greene (Ed) Social Work Practice: A Risk and Resilience Perspective. Thomson Brooks/Cole: Belmont, CA.

Greene, R., Galambos, C., & Lee, Y. (2003). Resilience theory: Theoretical and professional conceptualization. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 8(4), 75-92.

Professional Associations

Member, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)

Member, Gerontological Society of America (GSA)


Licensed Social Worker, State of New York, USA

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Last Updated: 3/24/14