Dr. LEE Yeon Jin

Yeonjin Lee has a joint appointment as Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration and the School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong. Her principal line of research focuses on how human behaviors are shaped by a process of reciprocal causation between the individual and the environment, with an emphasis on social determinants of mental health and cognitive function in later life. Understanding mechanisms linking the structural factors to individual well-being contributes to developing public policies to promote social equity. In general, Dr. Lee’s research aims to address less known issues to clarify the pathways underlying health inequalities across populations. Methodologically, she utilizes statistical approaches to handle population survey, spatial and big data aligning analytic strategies with the nature and scope of the research questions. Dr. Lee participates in developing comparative research projects, which evaluate social policies relevant to family, social networks, technology, and the aging process.

Lee, Yeonjin, & Yeung, W.J.J. 2019. “Gender Matters: Productive Social Engagement and the Subsequent Cognitive Changes among Older Adults” Social Science & Medicine 229:87-95
Lee, Yeonjin. 2017. “Slender Women and Overweight Men: Gender Differences in the Educational Gradient in Body Weight in South Korea” International Journal for Equity in Health 16 (1): 202-220.
Lee, Yeonjin. 2017. “Does Context Matter? Literacy Disparities in Self-Rated Health Using Evidence from 17 Developed Countries” American Journal of Health Behavior 41(3): 287-300.
Lee, Yeonjin, Muennig, P., Kawachi, I., & Hatzenbuehler, M. 2015. “Effects of Racial Prejudice on the Health of Communities: A Multilevel Survival Analysis” American Journal of Public Health 105 (11): 2349-2355.