Yejin Lee, MSOT

PhD student

Year of entry

2018

Mentor

Lisa Tabor Connor, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L

Current research interests

Cognitive rehabilitation, outcome measurements, mobile health, longitudinal studies

Prior education

2016: MS in occupational therapy, Yonsei University, South Korea
2011: BS in occupational therapy, Yonsei University, South Korea

Background

Yejin started her career as an occupational therapist for persons with neurological disorders including stroke, spinal cord injury and dementia at a university hospital. Then, she transitioned her career and became a research assistant and an instructor for students in the occupational therapy program. While experiencing clinical practice, teaching, and research, she recognized that research is a crucial cornerstone, supporting the professional work of clinicians to improve patient-centered care and of teachers to nurture future generation. This enthusiasm for research drove her to pursue her PhD to train as an independent investigator in the field of occupational therapy and rehabilitation science.

Reason for entering PhD program

Yejin chose the RAPS PhD program because of its focus on enhancing participation in daily activities and abundant opportunities for research under the close guidance of its distinguished faculty members. Her current research includes 1) testing mobile health technology for monitoring post-stroke symptoms and behaviors, 2) understanding the influences of cognitive and emotional functions on participation in daily activities after stroke, as well as 3) using heart rate variability as a biomarker for tracking cognitive and emotional functions after stroke.

Presentations

Lee, Y., Kang, E., Walsh, R., Wong, A. W. K. (2020) Understanding patient engagement intervention for persons with chronic diseases; systematic review and meta-Analysis. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) Symposium, St. Louis, MO.

Walsh, R., Santos, H., Lee, Y., Lau, S. C. L., Baum, C., Wong. A. W. K. (2020). Acceptance of passive digital biomarker monitoring via mobile health among stroke survivors in the St. Louis area. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) Symposium, St. Louis, MO.

Lee, Y., Lenze, E.J., Baum, M.C., Lee, J., Metts, C.L., Yingling, M.D., Fucetola, R.P., Fong, M.W.M., Depp, C.A., Heaton, R.K., Lu, C., Lai, A.M., Wong, A.W.K. (2020). Moment-to-Moment Associations Between Depressive Symptoms and Daily Functioning Among Stroke Survivors: An Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Study.  American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(4_Supplement_1), 7411500023p1-7411500023p1 (Conference cancelled).

Lee, Y., Chen, B., Wong, A. W. K. (2020). Nonpharmacological Interventions for Poststroke Depressive Symptoms: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(4_Supplement_1), 7411515388p1-7411515388p1 (Conference cancelled).

Walsh, R., Papadimitriou, C., Hansen, P., Barco, P., McKay, V., Lenze, E., Lee, Y., Jones, K., Heinemann, A. Wong, A. W. K. (2020). Understanding Patient Engagement in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation and Therapists’ Use of Communicative and Relational Strategies. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 74(4_Supplement_1), 7411505149p1-7411505149p1 (Conference cancelled).

Lee, Y., Neff, A.J., & Wong, A.W.K. (2020). Understanding Momentary Relationships of Somatic and Mood Symptoms with Social Interactions among Persons with Stroke. Presented at the 97th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference (Virtual Conference); October 21-24

Walsh, R., McKay, V., Barco, P., Hansen, P., Jones, K., Lee, Y., Wong, A. (2019). Implementing Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation in spinal cord injury rehabilitation: Adaptations from a community advisory board and research team collaboration. Poster presented at the 12th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) in Health, Arlington, VA.

Lee, Y., Lenze, E.J., Baum, M.C., Lee, J-M., Metts, C.L., Yingling, M.D., Fucetola, R.P., Fong, M.W.M., Depp, C.A., Heaton, R.K., Lu, C., Lai, A.M., & Wong, A.W.K. (2019). Uncovering associations between depressive symptoms and daily functioning among persons after stroke using smartphones. Poster presented at the 96th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Wong, A. W. K., Hansen, P., Barco, P., Walsh, R. J., Lee, Y., Lenze, E. J. (2019). Implementation and adaptation of Enhanced Medical Rehabilitation to optimize patient engagement and outcomes. Oral presentation at the 96th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Lee, Y., Lenze, E.J., Baum, M.C., Lee, J-M., Metts, C.L., Yingling, M.D., Fucetola, R.P., Fong, M.W.M., Depp, C.A., Heaton, R.K., Lu, C., Lai, A.M., & Wong, A.W.K. (2019). Understanding real-time associations between daily functioning and mental health among stroke survivors using smartphones. Poster presented at International Symposium on Digital Health 2019, Hong Kong, China.

Lee, Y., Chen, B., Fong, M.W.M., Wong, A.W.K. (2018). The effect of therapeutic interventions on post-stroke depression: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 95th American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Lee, Y., Hong, I., Lee, M., Park, H. (2018). Are rehabilitation services effective for depressive symptoms? Propensity score matching approaches. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Expo. April, 2018. Salt Lake City, UT.

Lee, Y.,
Lee, J., Kim, Y., Kim, M., Park, J., & Park, H. (2016). Validity and reliability of the Korean version of the Assessment of Life Habits (K-LIFE-H). Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Expo. April, 2016. Chicago, IL.

Lee, J., Lee, Y., Kim, M., Kim, Y., Park, J., Park, H., & Margo, H. (2016). Development of an item list to assess bilateral upper extremity function of stroke patients with hemiplegia. Poster presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Annual Conference & Expo. April, 2016. Chicago, IL.

Lee, Y., Lee, J & Park, J. (2015). The relationship between participation and health related quality of life (HRQoL) in persons with spinal cord injury. Poster presented at the 6th Asia Pacific Occupational Therapy Congress. Rotorua, New Zealand.

Lee, Y., Kim, M., Choi, M., Kwon, Y., Lee, Y., Kim, S., Lee, J., Park, H., & Park, J. (2015). A study on validity and reliability of the Korean version of the assessment of life habits (LIFE-H) in young adults. Poster presented at the Korea Society of Occupational Therapy (KSOT) Fall Conference, Seoul, Korea.

Min, W., Jung, M., Kim, H., Bang, M., Lee, Y., Lee, J., & Park, J. (2015). Development of occupational therapy assessment smart phone application. Poster presented at the Korea Society of Occupational Therapy (KSOT) Fall Conference, Seoul, Korea.

Kim, M., Son, S., Kang, S., Lee, Y., & Jang, H. (2012). The effects of goal setting on activities of daily living and anxiety in acute stroke patients. Poster presented at the Korea Society of Occupational Therapy (KSOT) Fall Conference, Seoul, Korea.

Publications

Lee, S., Lee, H. H., Lee, Y., & Lee, J. (2020). Additive effect of cerebrolysin and amantadine on disorders of consciousness secondary to acquired brain injury: A retrospective case-control study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 52(2), 1-10.

Lee, Y., Chen, B., Fong. M. W. M., Lee, J., Nicol, G. E., Lenze, E. J., Connor, L. T., Baum, C., Wong, A. W. K. (2020). Effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions for treating post-stroke depressive symptoms: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation (in press).

Neff, A., Lee, Y., Metts, C. L., Wong, A. W. K. (2020). Ecological momentary assessment of social interactions: associations with depression, anxiety, pain, and fatigue in individuals with mild stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (in press).

Lee, Y., Lee, H. H., Uhm, K. E., Jung, H. J., Kim, Y. S., Shin, J., ... & Lee, J. (2019). Early identification of risk factors for mobility decline among hospitalized older patients. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(8), 699-705.

Lee, Y., Hong, I., Lee, M., Park, 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.

Kim, B., Lee, Y., Kim, SJ., Kim, H., Lee, JW., Lee, S., Lee, J. (2018). Behavioral treatment and valproic acid administration for dysphagia caused by palatal myoclonus in patients with stroke: a two cases report. Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine, 42(1), 180-183.

Lee, Y., Kim, M., Park, H., & Park, J. (2017). Comparison of the effects of bilateral and unilateral training after stroke: A meta-analysis. NeuroRehabilitation, 40(3), 301-313.

Awards and honors

2020: AOTA Selected Poster for the Early Career Scientist Theater, Moment-to-Moment Associations Between Depressive Symptoms and Daily Functioning Among Stroke Survivors: An Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) Study
2020: ACRM Measurement in Action Poster Award, Understanding Momentary Relationships of Somatic and Mood Symptoms with Social Interactions among Persons with Stroke
2014-2016: Scholarship for Honors Assistant, Graduate School, Yonsei University, South Korea
2010: High honors student; Scholarship for high GPA, Department of Occupational Therapy, Yonsei University, South Korea
2009: Honors student, Department of Occupational Therapy, Yonsei University, South Korea
2007: Scholarship for high GPA, Department of Occupational Therapy, Yonsei University, South Korea

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