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Soo-Jeong Lee, RN, PhD, ANP

Title(s)Associate Professor, Community Health Systems
SchoolSchool of Nursing
Phone415-476-3221
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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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    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. Kim KM, Lee SJ. Work-Related Perceptions, Injuries, and Musculoskeletal Symptoms: Comparison Between U.S.-Educated and Foreign-Educated Nurses. Workplace Health Saf. 2019 Mar 05; 2165079918821699. PMID: 30836855.
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    2. Lee SJ, Lee JH, Harrison R. Impact of California's safe patient handling legislation on musculoskeletal injury prevention among nurses. Am J Ind Med. 2019 Jan; 62(1):50-58. PMID: 30474130.
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    3. Thompson LM, Zablotska LB, Chen JL, Jong S, Alkon A, Lee SJ, Vlahov D. Development of Quantitative Research Skills Competencies to Improve Doctor of Philosophy Nursing Student Training. J Nurs Educ. 2018 Aug 01; 57(8):483-488. PMID: 30070673.
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    4. Nam S, Song M, Lee SJ. 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. PMID: 29792132.
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    5. Fontana L, Lee SJ, Capitanelli I, Re A, Maniscalco M, Mauriello MC, Iavicoli I. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Farmers: A Systematic Review. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 08; 59(8):775-788. PMID: 28594705.
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    6. Lee SJ, Lee JH. 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. PMID: 28727627.
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    7. Lee SJ, Lee JH. Safe patient handling behaviors and lift use among hospital nurses: A cross-sectional study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2017 Sep; 74:53-60. PMID: 28609688.
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    8. Chin DL, Nam S, Lee SJ. 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. PMID: 27045565; PMCID: PMC4871118.
    9. Lee SJ, Lee JH, Gershon RR. 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. PMID: 25914203.
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    10. Quinn MM, Henneberger PK, 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. 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. PMID: 25792102.
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    11. Lee SJ, You D, Gillen M, Blanc PD. 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. PMID: 25761631; PMCID: PMC4567977 [Available on 11/01/16].
    12. Lee SJ, Nam B, Harrison R, Hong O. 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. PMID: 25223949.
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    13. Lee SJ, Tak S, Alterman T, Calvert GM. 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. PMID: 24959759.
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    14. Lee SJ, Lee JH, Gillen M, Krause N. 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. PMID: 24166790.
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    15. Lindley MC, Lorick SA, Geevarughese A, Lee SJ, Makvandi M, Miller BL, Nace DA, Smith C, Ahmed F. Evaluating a standardized measure of healthcare personnel influenza vaccination. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Sep; 45(3):297-303. PMID: 23953356.
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    16. Lee SJ, Faucett J, Gillen M, Krause N. 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. PMID: 23648391.
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    17. Libby TE, Lindley MC, Lorick SA, MacCannell T, Lee SJ, Smith C, Geevarughese A, Makvandi M, Nace DA, Ahmed F. Reliability and validity of a standardized measure of influenza vaccination coverage among healthcare personnel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 Apr; 34(4):335-45. PMID: 23466904.
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    18. Lee SJ, Harrison R, Rosenberg J, McLendon P, Boston E, Lindley MC. Influenza vaccination among health care personnel in California: 2010-2011 influenza season. Am J Infect Control. 2013 Aug; 41(8):e65-71. PMID: 23394860; PMCID: PMC4657550.
    19. Lee SJ, Faucett J, Gillen M, Krause N, Landry L. Risk perception of musculoskeletal injury among critical care nurses. Nurs Res. 2013 Jan-Feb; 62(1):36-44. PMID: 23064312.
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    20. 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. 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. PMID: 22495938.
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    21. Calvert GM, Luckhaupt S, Lee SJ, Cress R, Schumacher P, Shen R, Tak S, Deapen D. Lung cancer risk among construction workers in California, 1988-2007. Am J Ind Med. 2012 May; 55(5):412-22. PMID: 22237930.
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    22. 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. 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. PMID: 21642048.
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    23. Magill SS, Black SR, Wise ME, Kallen AJ, Lee SJ, Gardner T, Husain F, Srinivasan A, Gerber SI, Jhung M. 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. PMID: 21558775.
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    24. Lee SJ, Faucett J, Gillen M, Krause N, Landry L. Factors associated with safe patient handling behaviors among critical care nurses. Am J Ind Med. 2010 Sep; 53(9):886-97. PMID: 20698021.
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    25. 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. 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. PMID: 20849331.
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    26. 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. PMID: 20467413.
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    27. Park BJ & Lee SJ.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.
    28. Lee SJ, Song M .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.