Youjung Lee

Assistant Professor

Dr. Youjung Lee earned her MSW and her PhD in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lee's research interests include 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 these intergenerational families and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education needs of these grandchildren. She also serves as Co-Director of the Institute for Multigenerational 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

Lee, Y. (in press). A model for school professionals working with grandparent-headed families. Social Work.

Lee, Y., Bronstein, L. R., Kida, L., & Saastamoinen M. (in press). Working with grandparent-headed families in schools: School professionals’ perspectives. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk.

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. (2015). Impact of a collaborative interprofessional learning experience upon medical and social work students in geriatric health care. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 29(4), 372-373. doi:10.3109/13561820.2014.962128

Lee, Y., Anderson, E., & Bronstein, L. R. (2015). Meeting the unique needs of grandparent-headed families using a community-university interdisciplinary model. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 13(2), 134-149. doi:10.1080/15350770.2015.1026067

Lee, Y., Blitz, L. V., & Srnka, M. (2015). Trauma and resiliency in grandparent-headed multigenerational families. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services, 96(2), 116-124. doi:10.1606/1044-3894.2015.96.13

Blitz, L. V., & Lee, Y. (2015). Trauma informed methods to enhance school-based bully prevention initiatives: An emerging model. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 24(1), 20-40. doi:10.1080/10926771.2015.982238

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). Korean American dementia caregivers' attitudes toward caregiving: The role of social network versus satisfaction with social support. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 32(4), 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(1), 13-26. doi:10.1080/01609513.2012.724214

Book Chapters

Lee, Y., & Gould, P. R. (2016). 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. (2014). 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: 3/30/17