Sohye Lee, PhD, RN
About Sohye Lee
Dr. Sohye Lee joined the Loewenberg College of Nursing faculty in 2017. She earned her BSN degree from Ajou University in South Korea and her PhD in nursing from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Lee’s main research interests are to develop and test cardiovascular risk reduction programs using peer support and technology for underserved minority populations. She has a clinical background in cardiovascular nursing and has volunteer experience at the women’s only cardiac support group in the Minneapolis Heart Institute. During her doctoral program, she targeted obesity as one of the risk factors of cardiovascular disease and developed a weight-management program that combined mobile technology and social support for African American women. In addition, she worked as a senior research coordinator at the University of Minnesota to develop and test a new model to reduce risks for heart disease and stroke for African American men. She also worked as a graduate research assistant to test mobile text messaging intervention for breast cancer screening for Korean American immigrant women.
Since joining as an Assistant Professor in 2017, Dr. Lee has continually worked for minority’s chronic disease prevention and health promotion to reduce health disparities. She recently received a small internal grant from the LOCN to explore the underserved women’s perspectives on healthy lifestyle behaviors and has published many peer-reviewed articles, poster presentations, and invited speaker presentations.
Dr. Lee has a passion for teaching evidence-based practice and nursing research for BSN and PhD students. She also teaches Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing in the BSN program and Quantitative Methods in the PhD program.