Kyoung Eun Lee, PhD, APRN-Rx, WHCNP-BC

Associate Professor
Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing
University of Hawaii at Manoa
2528 McCarthy Mall, Webster Hall 442
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: 808-956-5225
Fax: 808-956-3257
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Dr. Kyoung Eun Lee is an associate professor at the UH Manoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing. She is a board-certified Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner and has extensive clinical experience in various clinical settings since 2002, along with her rigorous academic training in a broad range of research concentrating on vulnerable and diverse populations, especially minority immigrant women. She has also been effectively interacting with a diverse range of individuals including students, colleagues, interdisciplinary researchers, community members, and regional clinicians/practitioners over the last 27 years.

Lee is committed to continuous improvement and understands the need for professional growth and the development of strong scholarship. Her research/scholarship interests focus on 1) better understanding the unique health needs to reduce the health disparities among underserved populations through culturally-tailored community-based health education programs, 2) international cooperative approaches to cultivating global nursing leadership, 3) improving HPV vaccination rate among minority early age teenagers, and 4) active, healthy, and happy aging (AHHA) through innovative community-based group exercise programs.

Since 2002, Lee has been an active member of Sigma Theta Tau and serves as an editorial board member of the Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing, Journal of Qualitative Research, Korean Journal of Women Health Nursing, and International Organization for Health, Sports, and Kinesiology.

In 2015, Lee was honored with the North Texas Korean Nurse Association (NTKNA) Honor Award, where she has served as a director since 2011. In 2018, she received the Excellence in Community Education Award from the Executive Committee of the Korean Women’s International Network (KOWIN).

She is committed to providing an innovative, caring, and multicultural environment in which faculty, students, and staff work together to generate and transmit knowledge, wisdom, and values to promote quality of life and health for present and future generations.

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