Soo-Jeong Lee, RN, PhD, ANP

Associate Professor

My research focuses on health effects of occupational exposures and prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses.
• Musculoskeletal disorders in health care workers
• Health effects from chemical exposures (pesticides, cleaning products)
• Organizational and occupational factors, safe work practices
• Occupational health surveillance
• Evaluation of impact of interventions at individual, organizational, and regulatory levels
Post-doc, 06/2010 - Epidemiology, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
PhD, 12/2007 - Nursing, University of California San Francisco
MS, 02/1999 - Nursing, Seoul National University
BSN, 02/1993 - Nursing, Seoul National University
  1. Impact of California Safe Patient Handling Legislation: Health Care Workers' Perspectives.
  2. Safe patient handling legislation and changes in programs, practices, perceptions, and experience of musculoskeletal disorders by hospital characteristics: A repeated cross-sectional survey study.
  3. Assessing the prevalence of meeting physical activity recommendations among U.S. healthcare workers: Data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey.
  4. Comparison of lift use, perceptions, and musculoskeletal symptoms between ceiling lifts and floor-based lifts in patient handling.
  5. Work-Related Perceptions, Injuries, and Musculoskeletal Symptoms: Comparison Between U.S.-Educated and Foreign-Educated Nurses.
  6. Impact of California's safe patient handling legislation on musculoskeletal injury prevention among nurses.
  7. Development of Quantitative Research Skills Competencies to Improve Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Student Training.
  8. Relationships of Musculoskeletal Symptoms, Sociodemographics, and Body Mass Index With Leisure-Time Physical Activity Among Nurses.
  9. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Farmers: A Systematic Review.
  10. Associations of Organizational Safety Practices and Culture With Physical Workload, Perceptions About Work, and Work-Related Injury and Symptoms Among Hospital Nurses.
  11. Safe patient handling behaviors and lift use among hospital nurses: A cross-sectional study.
  12. Occupational factors associated with obesity and leisure-time physical activity among nurses: A cross sectional study.
  13. Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Nurses in the Early Implementation Phase of California's Safe Patient Handling Legislation.
  14. Cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces in health care: Toward an integrated framework for infection and occupational illness prevention.
  15. Psychosocial work factors in new or recurrent injuries among hospital workers: a prospective study.
  16. Acute symptoms associated with chemical exposures and safe work practices among hospital and campus cleaning workers: a pilot study.
  17. Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms among agricultural workers in the United States: an analysis of the National Health Interview Survey, 2004-2008.
  18. Job stress and work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among intensive care unit nurses: a comparison between job demand-control and effort-reward imbalance models.
  19. Evaluating a standardized measure of healthcare personnel influenza vaccination.
  20. Musculoskeletal pain among critical-care nurses by availability and use of patient lifting equipment: an analysis of cross-sectional survey data.
  21. Reliability and validity of a standardized measure of influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel.
  22. Influenza vaccination among health care personnel in California: 2010-2011 influenza season.
  23. Risk perception of musculoskeletal injury among critical care nurses.
  24. Gender differences in acute pesticide-related illnesses and injuries among farmworkers in the United States, 1998-2007.
  25. Lung cancer risk among construction workers in California, 1988-2007.
  26. Acute pesticide illnesses associated with off-target pesticide drift from agricultural applications: 11 States, 1998-2006.
  27. Investigation of an outbreak of 2009 pandemic influenza A virus (H1N1) infections among healthcare personnel in a Chicago hospital.
  28. Factors associated with safe patient handling behaviors among critical care nurses.
  29. Acute illnesses associated with exposure to fipronil--surveillance data from 11 states in the United States, 2001-2007.
  30. Acute antimicrobial pesticide-related illnesses among workers in health-care facilities - California, Louisiana, Michigan, and Texas, 2002-2007.
  31. Background and current status of drug utilization review in the developed countries
  32. Compliance with low-salt diet and related factors in essential hypertension patients