Jung Sun Lee
College of Family and Consumer Sciences
Professor and Faculty of Gerontology, UGA Athletic Association Professor in Family and Consumer Sciences
|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|Postdoctoral Fellow||Geriatric Medicine/Public Health||University of Pittsburgh||2003|
|Ph.D.||Community Nutrition||Cornell University||2002|
|Dietetic Internship||University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Shadyside Hospital||2001|
|M.S.||Food and Nutrition||Seoul National University||1994|
|B.S.||Food and Nutrition||Seoul National University||1992|
My research examines nutritional health issues in low-income population with a focus on food insecurity, food environments, healthcare utilization, program evaluation of community-based nutrition interventions, and nutrition policy. My research uses multidisciplinary approaches, and both quantitative and qualitative research methods. I have been conducting studies to better understand the extent and nature of food insecurity, to improve the capacity of food and nutrition assistance programs, and to establish research methodology and datasets to examine the nutrition issues in human services including aging services, healthcare, and public assistance to meet the needs of low-income Georgians. For more information about my research and the UGA SNAP-Ed project, visit the Community Nutrition Laboratory.
- FDNS4540/6540 Public Health Dietetics
- FDNS4070/6070 Research Methodology in Human Foods and Nutrition
- FDNS4560/6560 Nutrition, Health, and Aging
Prior Professional Positions
|Organization||Title||Years of Service|
|University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill/ Department of Biostatistics/ Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center||Research Investigator||2004-2006|
|University of Pittsburgh/Department of Epidemiology||Research Associate||2003-2005|
|Position||Name of Journal||Year(s)|
|Editorial Board Member||Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics||2008-|
|Editorial Board Member||Nutrition Research and Practice||2007-2011|
Areas of Expertise
- Community Nutrition
- Program Evaluation
- Food insecurity
- Food Assistance Programs
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|UGA Athletic Association Professorship||University of Georgia||2019|
|Program Social Media- Online Video Category Award 3rd Place Southern Region Winner and 1st State Winner, as part of the University of Georgia SNAP-Ed (“Sweet Deceit”)||National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences||2018|
|Faculty Poster Award||Georgia CTSA Conference||2018|
|Chris Todd Outstanding Outreach Award (as part of UGA SNAP-Ed)||University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences||2017|
|Joint Korean Society of Community Nutrition and Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior’s Achievement Award||Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior||2017|
|Nutrition Education and Behavioral Science Research Interest Group Mid Career Award||American Society for Nutrition||2017|
|Health Promotion Policy Award (as part of Georgia CAFE)||Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Advisory Committee on Public Policy||2016|
|Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Extension and Outreach Faculty Award||University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences||2016|
|Bill and June Flatt Outstanding Faculty Research Award||University of Georgia, College of Family and Consumer Sciences||2014|
|University of Georgia Nominee for the 2014 Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award (as part of the Athens Senior Hunger Coalition)||University of Georgia||2014|
|Summer Research Award||University of Georgia||2014|
|C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement National Outreach Scholarship Examplary Program Award (as part of the Athens Senior Hunger Coalition).||Association of Public and Land Grant Universities||2013|
|Summer Research Award||University of Georgia||2013|
|Teacher of the Year||University of Georgia, Department of Foods and Nutrition||2010|
|Delta Sigma Gamma Junior Research Award||University of Georgia Delta Sigma Gamma Chapter||2010
Fischer, J. G., Johnson, M. A., Lee, J. S. (2014). Nutrition and Healthy Eating in Older Adulthood. In Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion, T. P. Gullotta and M. Bloom (Ed.), Springer Reference.
Since I joined the University of Georgia (UGA), I have developed the Georgia Advanced Performance Outcomes Measures Project (GA Advanced POMP) which is the first study to test the feasibility of innovative research methods to improve program evaluation as part of administrative processes based on the partnership between GA Aging Services Network and UGA. I have been leading the Georgia CAFE (Community Advocacy to Access Food Stamps for the Elderly and Disabled) project since 2011, the first-ever SNAP application assistance model in Georgia to enhance coordination, access, and participation in SNAP for low-income older Georgians based on collaborations among the UGA, the Georgia Legal Services Program, and Georgia Division of Family and Children Services in around 30 urban and rural counties in Georgia. I have also established the UGA SNAP-Ed project, which provides an innovative, multi-level nutrition education and obesity prevention intervention to SNAP-Ed eligible adult Georgian population using existing/augmented network and practice of the UGA Cooperative Extension Services (CES) since 2013.
Selected (2013-Present; * First or Corresponding Author)
Stotz, S. +, Lee, J. S.*, Rong, H., Murray, D. (2019). An eLearning nutrition education program for low-income adults: Perspectives of key stakeholders. J Extension (In Press).
Stotz, S.+, Lee, J. S., Hall, J. (2018) A mixed-methods formative evaluation using SNAP-Ed eligible adult Georgians’ experience with a smartphone-based eLearning nutrition education program. Public Hlth Nutr, 21(17):3271-3280. doi: 10.1017/S1368980018001933.
Shannon, J., Bagwell-Adams, G., Shannon, S., Lee, J. S., Wei, Y. (2018). The mobility of food retailers: how proximity to SNAP authorized food retailers changed in Atlanta during the Great Recession. Soc Science Med, 209: 125-135. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.046.
Hague, R., Stotz, S., Childers, A., Phua, J., Hibbs, J., Murray, D., Lee, J. S. (2018). Social Marketing Nutrition Education for Low-Income Population. Soc Work in Public Hlth, 33(5):317-328. doi: 10.1080/19371918.2018.1469065.
Shannon, S., Shannon, J., Bagwell-Adams, G, Lee, J. S. (2018). SNAP benefit levels and enrollment rates by race and place: Evidence from Georgia, 2007-2013. J Hunger Environ Nutr (In press). doi: 10.1080/19320248.2018.1465002.
Stotz ,S., Lee, J. S.* (2018). Development of an online smartphone-based eLearning nutrition education program for low-income individuals. J Nutr Educ Behav, 50 (1):90-95.
van der Meij, B. S. , Wijnhoven, H. A. H., Lee, J. S., Houston, D. K., Hue, T., Harris, T. B. Kritchevsky, S. B., Newman, A. B., Visser, M. (2017). Poor appetite and dietary intake in community-dwelling older adults. J Am Geria Soc, 65 (10):2190-2197.
Bailey, C., Lee, J. S.* (2017). Overweight and obesity, weight perception, and weight management practices among Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) participants in Georgia: A Needs Assessment. J Nutr Educ Behav, 49(5):422-426.
Adams, G. B., Lee, J. S., Bhargava, V., Super, D. (2017). Offsetting the effects of medical expenses on low-income households’ food budgets: An analysis of the Standard Medical Expense Deduction. The Gerontologist, 57 (2): 359-366.
Stotz, S., Lee, J. S.*, Rong, H., Murray, D. (2017). Nutrition educators’ perceptions on the feasibility of an online eLearning nutrition education program for low-income Georgians. Health Promotion Practice, (18)1:150-157.
Bhargava, V., Lee, J. S. (2017). Food insecurity and health care utilization among older adults. J Appl Gerontol, 36(12):1415-1431.
Myles, T., Starr, K. N. P., Johnson, K. B., Lee, J. S., Fischer, J. G., Johnson, M. A. (2016). Food insecurity and eating behavior relationships among congregate meal participants in Georgia. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatrics, 35 (1):32-42.
Bhargava, V., Lee, J. S. (2016). Food insecurity and healthcare utilization in older adults in the U. S. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatrics, Jul-Sep;35(3):177-92.
Lee, J. S., Shannon, J. Brown, A. (2015). Characteristics of Older Georgians Receiving Older Americans Act Nutrition Program and Other Home and Community-Based Services. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatrics, 34(2), 168-188.
Kim, M. H., Johnson, M.A., Lee, J. S. (2015). Factors associated with osteoporosis in Korean postmenopausal women: Data from the fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2009. J Am Coll Nutr,31,1-8.
Sattler, E. L. P., Lee, J. S., Young, H. N. (2015). Factors associated with inpatient hospital (re)admissions in Medicare beneficiaries in need of food assistance. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatrics, 34(2), 228-244.
Shannon, J., Lee, J. S., Holloway, S., Brown, A., Bell, J. (2015). Evaluating the relationship between food access, urban environment, and food security in Georgia’s older population. Applied Geography, 60, 224-229.
Koyama, A., Houston, D.K., Simonsick, E.M., Lee, J. S., Ayonayon, H. N., Shahar, D. R., Rosano, C., Satterfield, S., Yaffe, K. (2015). Association between the Mediterranean diet and cognitive decline in a biracial population. J Gerontol: Med Science, 70(3), 352-7.
Sattler, E. L. P., Lee, J. S.*, Bhargava, V. (2014). Food insecurity and medication adherence in low-income older Medicare beneficiaries with type 2 diabetes. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatrics, 33(4), 401-417.
Sattler, E. L. P., Lee, J.S.*, Perri, M. (2013). Medication (re)fill adherence measures derived from pharmacy claims data in older Americans: A review of the literature. Drugs and Aging, 30, 383-399.
Sattler, E. L. P., Lee, J. S.* (2013). Persistent food insecurity with higher levels of cost-related medication non-adherence in low-income older Georgians. J Nutr Gerontol Geriatrics, 32(1), 41-58.
Lee, J. S.*(2013). Food insecurity and healthcare costs: Research strategies using local, state, and national data sources for older adults. Adv Nutr, 4(1), 42-50.
Bender, A., Lee, J.S., Kim, H., Kurtz, H. (2013). Community food assessment project: Mapping food availability and cost for a weekly regional menu based on the USDA Thrifty Food Plan. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practitioners Group (Eds.), “Teaching food systems and sustainability in nutrition education and dietetic training: Lessons for educators”.
Bender, A., Lee, J. S., Kim, H., Kurtz, H. Developing a regional weekly menu plan based on the USDA Thrifty Food Plan. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practitioners Group (Eds.), “Teaching food systems and sustainability in nutrition education and dietetic training: Lessons for educators”. p68-80
Kurtz, H., Bender, A., Lee, J. S., Kim, H. Surveying food retail outlets for cost of Thrifty Food Basket. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practitioners Group (Eds.), “Teaching food systems and sustainability in nutrition education and dietetic training: Lessons for educators”. P81-83
Lee, J. S., Bender, A., Kim, H., Kurtz, H. Analyzing food store survey data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practitioners Group (Eds.), “Teaching food systems and sustainability in nutrition education and dietetic training: Lessons for educators”. P84-85