Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Mi Jung Lee

Mi Jung Lee, PhD, OT
Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

301 University Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77555-1137

P: 409-772-9446

Teaching Areas of Interest

Rehabilitation Outcomes, Data Visualization, Research Methods, Measurement Science

Research Interests

Health Services Research, Rehabilitation Science, Patient Outcome Measurement, Health Informatics, Home Modification


Mi Jung Lee, PhD, OT is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Her research focuses on enhancing clinical decision-making by developing evidence-based therapeutic guidelines and improving their reliability, efficiency, and translation into clinical practice.

Dr. Lee received a Bachelor of Science from Yonsei University and a PhD from the University of Florida.

Grants & Funding

  • Grant# K12 HD0559292020 - Present
    • Source: NIH/NICHD
    • Study: Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program
    • Role: Scholar (PI: Ottenbacher)

Notable Publications

  • Lee, MJ., 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, MJ., 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, MJ., 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, MJ., Kitchens, R., Ratcliff, K., & Reistetter, TA. (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, MJ., & 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

Note: A complete list of all publications can be found on the UTMB Research Experts web page.

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