Scholar Bios

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Mi Jung Lee, PhD, BSOT

RESEARCH Assistant Professor

Division of Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Texas Medical Branch

Phone: 352-363-7004

Lead Mentor
K. Ottenbacher, PhD, OTR

Research Areas

Health informatics, Measurement Science, Home Modification


  • 2018 University of Florida PhD
  • 2011 Yonsei University BS

Current Research Funding

NIH/NICHD K12 HD055929, PI K. Ottenbacher 2020 - Present: Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program K12 Scholar

Recent Publications

Lee, M.J., Poulin, E., Castañeda, G., & Romero, S. (2020) Feasibility of Using a Tele-Presence Robot to Conduct Home Safety Evaluations, Annals of International Occupational Therapy,

Lee, M.J., Romero, S., Jia, H., Velozo, C., Gruber-Baldini, A., & Shulman, L. (2019) Self-Efficacy for Managing Hypertension and Comorbid Conditions, World Journal of Hypertension, 9(3), 30-41, 10.5494/wjh.v9.i3.30

Lee, M.J, Ratcliff. K., Hilton. C., & Hong. I. (2019) Validation of Sensory Outcome Measure: Findings from 2011 Survey of Pathway to Diagnosis and Services, Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy, 27(4), 167-182, 10.14519/kjot.2019.27.4.13

Hong, I., Shields, M. F., Lee, M.J., Kitchens, R., Ratcliff, K., & Reistetter, T. A. (2019). Challenges and opportunities for occupational therapy in big data research. Korean Journal of Occupational Therapy, 27(4), 155-165. 10.14519/kjot.2019.27.4.12

Lee, Y., Hong, I., Lee, M.J., & Pack, H. (2019) Identifying Risk of Depressive Symptoms in Adults with Physical Disabilities Receiving Rehabilitation Services: Propensity Score Approaches, Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine, 43(3), 250-261. 10.5535/arm.2019.43.3.250

Castañeda, G., Barnett, T., Romero, S., Lee, M.J., & MacInnes, J. (2019) Differences in Current Hookah and Cigarette Smoking Status Attitudes and Beliefs at a Florida University: A Discriminant Analysis, Florida Public Health Review Journal, 16, 1-9. Available at:

Lee, M.J., Romero, S., Velozo, C., Gruber-Baldini, A., & Shulman, L. (2019) Multidimensionality of the PROMIS Self-Efficacy Measure for Managing Chronic Conditions, Quality of Life Research, 28(6), 1595–1603. 10.1007/s11136-019-02116-w

Classen, S., Medhizadah, S., Romero, S., & Lee, M.J. (2018). Construction and Validation of the 21 item Fitness-to-Drive Screening Measure Short-Form. Frontiers in Public Health, 6, 339. 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00339

Lee, M.J., Romero, S., Hong, I., & Park, H (2018) Classification Evaluating Korean Personal Assistance Services Classification System, Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine, 42(5), 758-766. 10.5535/arm.2018.42.5.758

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