Soo-Jeong Lee, RN, PhD, ANP

Title(s)Associate Professor, Community Health Systems
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Address2 Koret Way, #505L
San Francisco CA 94143
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    Seoul National University, Seoul, KoreaBSN02/1993Nursing
    Seoul National University, Seoul, KoreaMS02/1999Nursing
    University of California, San FranciscoPhD12/2007Nursing
    Centers for Disease Control and PreventionPost-doc06/2010Epidemiology

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    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

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    Effect of disinfectant exposure on the gut microbiome of cleaning workers
    UCSF RAPFeb 1, 2024 - Jan 31, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    The National Dementia Workforce Study
    NIH/NIA U54AG084520Oct 30, 2023 - Aug 31, 2028
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Feasibility and Efficacy of Enhanced Stress Resilience Training for Psychosocial and Occupational Wellbeing of Critical Care Nurses
    UCSF Health Clinical Nursing Research Grant CNR-2022-02Feb 1, 2023 - Apr 26, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Impact of COVID-19 on disinfectant exposure and associated health effects
    NIH/NIEHS R21ES033937Sep 10, 2021 - Aug 31, 2024
    Role: Principal Investigator
    UCSF Health Workforce Research Center on Long-Term Care
    U.S. Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Admin U81HP26494Sep 1, 2021 - Aug 31, 2022
    Role: Co-Investigator, Project Lead
    Description: I am the Project Lead of the study "Impact of COVID-19 on occupational injury among long-term care workers in California: Analysis of Workers’ Compensation Data, 2019 and 2020"
    Relationships of dementia care workforce experiences, training, & work environment to resident outcomes in skilled nursing facilities
    NIH R01AG074227Aug 15, 2021 - Apr 30, 2026
    Role: Co-Investigator
    The Impact of Safe Patient Handling Legislation on Musculoskeletal Disorders Among California Health Care Workers
    U.S. Department of Labor EO-30270-17-60-5-6Jan 18, 2017 - Jul 17, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Safe Patient Handling Legislation and MSDs in California Healthcare Workers
    NIH R03OH010487Sep 1, 2013 - Aug 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Musculoskeletal Disorders among California Nurses: Impact of Safe Patient Handling Law
    Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center P0051686Oct 1, 2012 - Sep 30, 2013
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Pilot-test of CDC-sponsored measure for reporting healthcare personnel Influenza vaccination coverage
    CDC 0IPA1004127Sep 1, 2010 - Nov 30, 2011
    Role: Co-Investigator (PI of UCSF award)

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    1. Factors associated with mobile medical clinic use: a retrospective cohort study. Int J Equity Health. 2023 09 26; 22(1):195. Coaston A, Lee SJ, Johnson JK, Weiss S, Hoffmann T, Stephens C. PMID: 37749529; PMCID: PMC10521435.
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    2. Impact of COVID-19 on occupational injuries and illnesses among nursing care facility workers: Analysis of California workers' compensation data, 2019-2021. Am J Ind Med. 2023 11; 66(11):965-976. Lee SJ, Yun Y, Hwang J, Jong S. PMID: 37635641.
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    3. Underreporting of work-related low back pain among registered nurses: A mixed method study. Am J Ind Med. 2023 11; 66(11):952-964. Kwon S, Lee SJ. PMID: 37635360.
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    4. Underreporting of workers' injuries or illnesses and contributing factors: a systematic review. BMC Public Health. 2023 03 24; 23(1):558. Kyung M, Lee SJ, Dancu C, Hong O. PMID: 36959647; PMCID: PMC10037763.
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    5. The effect of COVID-19 on workplace violence in California's hospitals: An interrupted time series analysis. J Adv Nurs. 2023 Jun; 79(6):2337-2347. Odes R, Lee SJ, Hong O, Jun J. PMID: 36762706.
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    6. Job satisfaction and job security as moderators in the relationships among job demands, musculoskeletal symptoms, and work performance. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2023 05; 96(4):607-619. Kwon S, de Castro AB, Herting JR, Lee SJ, Johnson K, Bao S. PMID: 36692547.
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    7. Evaluation of an Ecological Model for Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders. ANS Adv Nurs Sci. 2023 Jul-Sep 01; 46(3):322-332. Kyung M, Wagner L, Lee SJ, Hong O. PMID: 36327390.
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    8. Real-time racial discrimination, affective states, salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase in Black adults. PLoS One. 2022; 17(9):e0273081. Nam S, Jeon S, Lee SJ, Ash G, Nelson LE, Granger DA. PMID: 36103465; PMCID: PMC9473392.
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    9. Differences in employment, job characteristics, and work-related perceptions by sociodemographic factors among registered nurses of diverse race/ethnicity. Nurs Outlook. 2022 Sep-Oct; 70(5):737-748. Nam S, Kwon S, Lee SJ. PMID: 35933181.
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    10. Filing a Workers' Compensation Claim for Low Back Pain and Associated Factors: Analysis of 2015 National Health Interview Survey. J Occup Environ Med. 2022 09 01; 64(9):e585-e590. Kyung M, Lee SJ, Collman N, Domeracki S, Hong O. PMID: 35914283.
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    11. Safe patient handling legislation and musculoskeletal disorders among California healthcare workers: Analysis of workers' compensation data, 2007-2016. Am J Ind Med. 2022 07; 65(7):589-603. Lee SJ, Lee JH, Harrison R. PMID: 35582774; PMCID: PMC9880307.
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    12. Interaction between physical demands and job strain on musculoskeletal symptoms and work performance. Ergonomics. 2023 Jan; 66(1):34-48. Kwon S, Lee SJ, Bao S, de Castro AB, Herting JR, Johnson K. PMID: 35301937.
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    13. Mobile Medical Clinics in the United States Post-Affordable Care Act: An Integrative Review. Popul Health Manag. 2022 04; 25(2):264-279. Coaston A, Lee SJ, Johnson J, Hardy-Peterson M, Weiss S, Stephens C. PMID: 35442787; PMCID: PMC10772318.
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    14. Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Perceptions of Health, Work Environment and Experiences of Work-Related Symptoms Among Cleaning Workers. J Immigr Minor Health. 2022 Dec; 24(6):1398-1407. Kyung M, Collman N, Domeracki S, Hong O, Lee SJ. PMID: 35076802; PMCID: PMC9700614.
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    15. Systematic Review of the Influence of Physical Work Environment on Office Workers' Physical Activity Behavior. Workplace Health Saf. 2022 Feb; 70(2):97-119. Michalchuk VF, Lee SJ, Waters CM, Hong OS, Fukuoka Y. PMID: 35014589.
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    16. Identifying an Optimal Cut-Off Point for Musculoskeletal Pain in the Upper Extremities to Prevent Lowered Work Performance. J Occup Environ Med. 2021 11 01; 63(11):985-991. Kwon S, Lee SJ, de Castro AB, Herting JR, Bao S, Johnson K. PMID: 34739442.
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    17. Depression, Healthcare Utilization, Missed Work, and Health Behaviors Among US Young Workers: Data From the 2015 National Health Interview Survey. J Occup Environ Med. 2021 10 01; 63(10):821-827. Leung CY, Lee SJ. PMID: 34143591.
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    18. Gender differences in experience and reporting of acute symptoms among cleaning staff. Am J Ind Med. 2021 06; 64(6):528-539. Lee SJ, Kyung M, Leung C, Hong O. PMID: 33811668; PMCID: PMC8562058.
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    19. Impact of California Safe Patient Handling Legislation: Health Care Workers' Perspectives. Workplace Health Saf. 2021 Mar; 69(3):124-133. Lee SJ, Stock L, Michalchuk V, Adesoye K, Mullen K. PMID: 33522462.
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    20. Safe patient handling legislation and changes in programs, practices, perceptions, and experience of musculoskeletal disorders by hospital characteristics: A repeated cross-sectional survey study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2021 Jan; 113:103791. Lee SJ, Kang KJ, Lee JH. PMID: 33152606.
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    21. Assessing the prevalence of meeting physical activity recommendations among U.S. healthcare workers: Data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey. Arch Environ Occup Health. 2020; 75(7):422-430. Song M, Nam S, Buss J, Lee SJ. PMID: 32202219; PMCID: PMC9301781.
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    22. Comparison of lift use, perceptions, and musculoskeletal symptoms between ceiling lifts and floor-based lifts in patient handling. Appl Ergon. 2020 Jan; 82:102954. Lee SJ, Rempel D. PMID: 31546092.
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    23. Work-Related Perceptions, Injuries, and Musculoskeletal Symptoms: Comparison Between U.S.-Educated and Foreign-Educated Nurses. Workplace Health Saf. 2019 Jul; 67(7):326-337. Kim KM, Lee SJ. PMID: 30836855.
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    24. Impact of California's safe patient handling legislation on musculoskeletal injury prevention among nurses. Am J Ind Med. 2019 01; 62(1):50-58. Lee SJ, Lee JH, Harrison R. PMID: 30474130.
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    25. Development of Quantitative Research Skills Competencies to Improve Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Student Training. J Nurs Educ. 2018 Aug 01; 57(8):483-488. Thompson LM, Zablotska LB, Chen JL, Jong S, Alkon A, Lee SJ, Vlahov D. PMID: 30070673.
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    26. Relationships of Musculoskeletal Symptoms, Sociodemographics, and Body Mass Index With Leisure-Time Physical Activity Among Nurses. Workplace Health Saf. 2018 Dec; 66(12):577-587. Nam S, Song M, Lee SJ. PMID: 29792132; PMCID: PMC8161463.
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    27. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Farmers: A Systematic Review. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 08; 59(8):775-788. Fontana L, Lee SJ, Capitanelli I, Re A, Maniscalco M, Mauriello MC, Iavicoli I. PMID: 28594705.
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    28. Associations of Organizational Safety Practices and Culture With Physical Workload, Perceptions About Work, and Work-Related Injury and Symptoms Among Hospital Nurses. J Nurs Adm. 2017 Jul/Aug; 47(7-8):404-411. Lee SJ, Lee JH. PMID: 28727627.
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    29. Safe patient handling behaviors and lift use among hospital nurses: A cross-sectional study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2017 Sep; 74:53-60. Lee SJ, Lee JH. PMID: 28609688.
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    30. Occupational factors associated with obesity and leisure-time physical activity among nurses: A cross sectional study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 May; 57:60-9. Chin DL, Nam S, Lee SJ. PMID: 27045565; PMCID: PMC4871118.
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    31. Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Nurses in the Early Implementation Phase of California's Safe Patient Handling Legislation. Res Nurs Health. 2015 Jun; 38(3):183-93. Lee SJ, Lee JH, Gershon RR. PMID: 25914203.
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    32. Cleaning and disinfecting environmental surfaces in health care: Toward an integrated framework for infection and occupational illness prevention. Am J Infect Control. 2015 May 01; 43(5):424-34. Quinn MM, Henneberger PK, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), National Occupational Research Agenda, Braun B, Delclos GL, Fagan K, Huang V, Knaack JL, Kusek L, Lee SJ, Le Moual N, Maher KA, McCrone SH, Mitchell AH, Pechter E, Rosenman K, Sehulster L, Stephens AC, Wilburn S, Zock JP. PMID: 25792102.
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    33. Psychosocial work factors in new or recurrent injuries among hospital workers: a prospective study. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2015 Nov; 88(8):1141-8. Lee SJ, You D, Gillen M, Blanc PD. PMID: 25761631; PMCID: PMC4567977.
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    34. Acute symptoms associated with chemical exposures and safe work practices among hospital and campus cleaning workers: a pilot study. Am J Ind Med. 2014 Nov; 57(11):1216-26. Lee SJ, Nam B, Harrison R, Hong O. PMID: 25223949; PMCID: PMC9275785.
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    35. Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms among agricultural workers in the United States: an analysis of the National Health Interview Survey, 2004-2008. J Agromedicine. 2014; 19(3):268-80. Lee SJ, Tak S, Alterman T, Calvert GM. PMID: 24959759.
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    36. Job stress and work-related musculoskeletal symptoms among intensive care unit nurses: a comparison between job demand-control and effort-reward imbalance models. Am J Ind Med. 2014 Feb; 57(2):214-21. Lee SJ, Lee JH, Gillen M, Krause N. PMID: 24166790.
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    37. Evaluating a standardized measure of healthcare personnel influenza vaccination. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Sep; 45(3):297-303. Lindley MC, Lorick SA, Geevarughese A, Lee SJ, Makvandi M, Miller BL, Nace DA, Smith C, Ahmed F. PMID: 23953356; PMCID: PMC4659379.
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    38. Musculoskeletal pain among critical-care nurses by availability and use of patient lifting equipment: an analysis of cross-sectional survey data. Int J Nurs Stud. 2013 Dec; 50(12):1648-57. Lee SJ, Faucett J, Gillen M, Krause N. PMID: 23648391.
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    39. Reliability and validity of a standardized measure of influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Apr; 34(4):335-45. Libby TE, Lindley MC, Lorick SA, MacCannell T, Lee SJ, Smith C, Geevarughese A, Makvandi M, Nace DA, Ahmed F. PMID: 23466904.
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    40. Influenza vaccination among health care personnel in California: 2010-2011 influenza season. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Aug; 41(8):e65-71. Lee SJ, Harrison R, Rosenberg J, McLendon P, Boston E, Lindley MC. PMID: 23394860; PMCID: PMC4657550.
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    41. Risk perception of musculoskeletal injury among critical care nurses. Nurs Res. 2013 Jan-Feb; 62(1):36-44. Lee SJ, Faucett J, Gillen M, Krause N, Landry L. PMID: 23064312.
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    42. Gender differences in acute pesticide-related illnesses and injuries among farmworkers in the United States, 1998-2007. Am J Ind Med. 2012 Jul; 55(7):571-83. Kasner EJ, Keralis JM, Mehler L, Beckman J, Bonnar-Prado J, Lee SJ, Diebolt-Brown B, Mulay P, Lackovic M, Waltz J, Schwartz A, Mitchell Y, Moraga-McHaley S, Roisman R, Gergely R, Calvert GM. PMID: 22495938.
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    43. Lung cancer risk among construction workers in California, 1988-2007. Am J Ind Med. 2012 May; 55(5):412-22. Calvert GM, Luckhaupt S, Lee SJ, Cress R, Schumacher P, Shen R, Tak S, Deapen D. PMID: 22237930.
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    44. Acute pesticide illnesses associated with off-target pesticide drift from agricultural applications: 11 States, 1998-2006. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Aug; 119(8):1162-9. Lee SJ, Mehler L, Beckman J, Diebolt-Brown B, Prado J, Lackovic M, Waltz J, Mulay P, Schwartz A, Mitchell Y, Moraga-McHaley S, Gergely R, Calvert GM. PMID: 21642048; PMCID: PMC3237344.
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    45. Investigation of an outbreak of 2009 pandemic influenza A virus (H1N1) infections among healthcare personnel in a Chicago hospital. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2011 Jun; 32(6):611-5. Magill SS, Black SR, Wise ME, Kallen AJ, Lee SJ, Gardner T, Husain F, Srinivasan A, Gerber SI, Jhung M. PMID: 21558775.
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    46. Factors associated with safe patient handling behaviors among critical care nurses. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Sep; 53(9):886-97. Lee SJ, Faucett J, Gillen M, Krause N, Landry L. PMID: 20698021.
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    47. Acute illnesses associated with exposure to fipronil--surveillance data from 11 states in the United States, 2001-2007. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2010 Aug; 48(7):737-44. Lee SJ, Mulay P, Diebolt-Brown B, Lackovic MJ, Mehler LN, Beckman J, Waltz J, Prado JB, Mitchell YA, Higgins SA, Schwartz A, Calvert GM. PMID: 20849331.
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    48. Acute antimicrobial pesticide-related illnesses among workers in health-care facilities - California, Louisiana, Michigan, and Texas, 2002-2007. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2010 May 14; 59(18):551-6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). PMID: 20467413.
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    49. Background and current status of drug utilization review in the developed countries. Korean Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 1999; 7(1-2):3-16. Park BJ, Lee SJ.
    50. Compliance with low-salt diet and related factors in essential hypertension patients. The Journal of Korean Adult Nursing Academic Society. 1999; 11(3):605-620. Lee SJ, Song M .
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