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LEE, Jeong Kyu


  • Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (Primary)
  • Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Joint)
  • Research Associate, Centre for Family and Population Research, NUS

Research Areas:

  • Health Communication and Promotion
  • Smoking Cessation and Prevention
  • Children and Adolescent Health
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Social Network Analysis

Teaching Areas:

  • Public Health Communication
  • Health Behaviour and Behaviour Change Theories

Academic/Professional Qualifications:

  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University (Health Communication), USA 2010
  • MA, Michigan State University, USA 2006
  • BS, Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea 2002

Awards/Honours (Post-PhD):

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tobacco Control Research, ClearWay Minnesota, USA 2010-2012
  • Top Four Paper Award in Applied Communication, National Communication Association (NCA), USA 2011
  • Edwin Earl Sparks Graduate Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts, Pennsylvania State University, USA 2006

Career History:

  • Assistant Professor, Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health (SSHSPH), National University of Singapore. 2017-Present
  • Research Fellow, Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR), University of Queensland, QLD, Australia. 2015-2016
  • Research Fellow, Centre for Health Initiatives (CHI), University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia. 2013-2015
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ClearWay Minnesota, MN, USA. 2010-2012

Representative Publications(*IF indicates impact factor from the Journal Citation Report; **SJR indicates Scimago journal ranking):

  • Lee, J. K., Boyle, R. G., D'Silva, J., St. Claire, A. W., Whittet, M. N., & Kinney, A. M. (2013). Smoker identity among occasional smokers: Findings from Minnesota. American Journal of Health Behavior, 37, 525-530. [IF: 1.74; SJR2015: 0.723/#53 in Health (Social Science)]
  • Lee, J. K., Mowery, A., Depue, J., Luxenberg, M., & Schillo, B. (2013). Effectiveness of statewide advertising campaigns in promoting the QUITPLAN® Services brand. Social Marketing Quarterly. 19, 207-221. [SJR2015: 0.417/#71 in Marketing]
  • Magee, C. A., Lee, J. K., & Vella, S. T. (2014). Bi-directional relationships between sleep duration and screen-time in early childhood. JAMA Pediatrics, 168, 465-470. [SJR2015: 3.135/#3 in Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health]
  • Shin, Y., Lee, J. K., Yu, L., & Hecht, M. L. (2015). Exploring parental influence on the progression of alcohol use in Mexican-heritage youth: A latent transition analysis. Prevention Science, 17, 188-198. [IF: 2.570; SJR2015: 1.514/#46 in Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health]
  • Hindmarsh, C., Jones, S., Kervin, L., & Lee, J. K. (2015). Empowering students to respond to alcohol advertisements: Results from a pilot study of an Australian media literacy intervention. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. Published online before print on 11 October 2015; DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12459 [IF: 1.69; SJR2015: 0.82/#130 in Public Health, Environmental, and Occupational Health]
Assistant Professor
Email ephljk@nus.edu.sg
Tel (65) 6601 5838


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