Youjung Lee

Assistant Professor

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 caregiving, kinship care, interprofessional collaboration, and school mental health. She is currently researching grandparents raising grandchildren and the factors influencing their mental health. Dr. Lee is working with an interprofessional team to develop an interdisciplinary service model to meet the biopsychosocial needs of the intergenerational families and the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education needs of the grandchildren. She also serves as Director of the Center for Family, School, and Community Partnerships, a division of the Institute for Intergenerational Studies.

Educational Background

  • PhD, Social Work, University of Texas at Austin
  • MSW, University of Texas at Austin
  • BA, Social Welfare, Sung Kyun Kwan University

Current Research Interests

  • Grandparent-headed intergenerational families
  • Interprofessional collaboration in school contexts
  • Development of culturally responsive interventions for immigrant family caregivers 

Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Anderson, E., & Lee, Y. (in press). Integrating interprofessional service-learning into teacher education programs: Preparing the next generation of teachers. New Waves: Educational Research & Development.

Gould, P. R., Lee, Y., Bronstein, L. R., & Berkowitz, S. (in press). Impact of collaborative interprofessional learning experience upon medical and social work students in rural health care with older adults. Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Lee, Y., & Anderson, E., & Bronstein, L. R. (in press). Meeting the unique needs of grandparent-headed families using a community-university interdisciplinary model: Project Grand. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 13.

Lee, Y., Blitz, L. V., & Srnka, M. (in press). Understanding trauma in grandparent-headed multigenerational families. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services.

Blitz, L. V., & Lee, Y. (2015). Trauma informed methods to enhance bully prevention initiatives: An immerging model. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 24, 20-40.

Lee, Y., & Blitz, L. V. (2014). We're GRAND: A qualitative design and development pilot project addressing the needs and strengths of grandparents raising grandchildren. Child & Family Social Work. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/cfs.12153

Lee, Y., & Choi, S. (2013). Predictors of attitudes among Korean American dementia caregivers: Social network vs. satisfaction with social support. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 32, 422-442. doi: 10.1177/0733464811431163

Lee, Y., & Yim, N.-Y. (2013). Korean American dementia caregivers' experience of a psychoeducational support group: Investigation of role of culture. Social Work with
Groups, 36, 13-26. doi: 10.1080/01609513.2012.724214

Lee, Y., & Smith, L. (2012). Qualitative research on Korean American dementia caregivers' perception of caregiving: Heterogeneity between spouse caregivers and child caregivers. Journal Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 22, 115-129. doi: 10.1080/10911359.2012.646840

Book Chapters

Lee, Y., & Gould, P. R. (invited). A culturally sensitive support group for Asian American family caregivers. In G. Greif & P. Ephross (Eds.), Group Work with Populations at Risk (4th ed.) . New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Lee, Y., & Smith, L. (2014). Role of quality of social support among immigrant caregivers: Cultural adaptation using Ecological Validity Framework (EVF). In S. Chen (Ed.), Social Support, Gender and Culture, and Health Benefits. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publisher.

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, NY: Springer.

 Youjung Lee

Office:  University Downtown Center
               Room 209
Phone:  607-777-9168
Fax:       607-777-5683
Curriculum Vitae

Last Updated: 7/18/15