Rebecca Lee

Rebecca C. Lee

Associate Professor

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Professional Summary

Dr. Rebecca C. Lee currently serves as an Associate Professor of Nursing in the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing where she teaches courses in the RN-BSN, BSN, and PhD programs. She holds advanced certification in Community/Public Health Nursing as well as Advanced Transcultural Nursing, applying these skills both in the classroom and community settings through her ongoing teaching, practice, and service. From 2015-2017, Dr. Lee held an appointment as the Director of the Institute for Clinical Inquiry at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. In that role, she mentored patient care services staff in completion of evidence base practice clinical ladder projects as part of professional development. She also consulted with other staff regarding practice based research.

Dr. Lee’s long-term research goals are to promote the health of vulnerable populations through the development of strengths-based, culturally congruent interventions that support resilience, health and well-being during transition experiences such as homelessness. Her other areas of research interest include facilitating cultural competence and cultural humility through interprofessional education and the influence of social networks on health and illness behaviors.  

In partnership with various community groups, Dr. Lee has participated in several research projects in the areas of family homelessness, infant mortality, end-of-life care of dying children and their families, and reduction of health disparities through the use of CBPR. For her dissertation research, Dr. Lee conducted an ethnographical study exploring the influence of culture on the experience of family homelessness for Appalachian mothers caring for their children in an urban homeless shelter. That study was funded through the 2007 Leininger Human Care Research Award provided by the International Association for Human Caring. In a follow-up study, jointly funded through the 2010 Transcultural Nursing Society Research Award and the 2010 Leininger Human Care Research Award, Dr. Lee explored the transition experiences of a group of Appalachian mothers after leaving an urban homeless shelter as they sought to reestablish their families in the community. In 2012, Dr. Lee was funded by Pfizer Medical Education Group as part of an interprofessional group exploring strategies for improving pneumococcal immunizaiton in an at-risk urban community. This project combined CBPR and QI methods to enhance community participation in designing an evidence-based immunization program. Currently, Dr. Lee is engaged in research funded by Interact for Health in which she is exploring the process of health promotion among adults transitioning from homelessness.

Dr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Virginia Tech, an Associate degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Science degree in Community and Public Health Nursing from the University of Cincinnati, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Research from the University of Cincinnati. Recently, Dr. Lee completed a Certificate in Qualitative Methods at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Education

PhD, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2008 (Nursing Research)

MS, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2005 (Community Health Nursing)

BSN, University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2003 (Nursing)

ADN , University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College Blue Ash, OH, 2001 (Nursing Technology)

BS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Blacksburg, VA, 1983 (Major in Biology/Microbiology, Minor in Chemistry)

Research Support

2016 -2017 Interact For Health Health Promotion Among Adults Transitioning from Homelessness Role:PI $5,000.00 Active Type:Grant

2014 -2015 Veterans Administration Patient-Centered Care Research Initiative Program How homeless Veterans manage their chronic health problems. Role:Collaborator $10,000 Completed Type:Grant

2012 -2015 Pfizer Medical Education Group Community-academic partnership to improve pneumococcal immunization rates in an underserved population. Role:Co-PI $250,000 Completed Type:Grant

2012 -2013 CCTST Improving health & health literacy in an underserved population through an interprofessional quality improvement project. Role:Co-PI $5,000 Completed Type:Grant

2011 -2013 Merck Pharmaceuticals Predictors of HPV vaccination in college men: A qualitative inquiry. Role:Co-I $67,392 Completed Type:Grant

2011 -2014 Pfizer Medical Education Group Creating a model of interprofessional care through team teaching of health professions learners in healthcare improvement Role:Co-PI $203,500 Completed Type:Grant

2010 -2011 UC Faculty Development Council Improving care for vulnerable populations: A semester course for health professions learners. Role:PI $745 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

2010 -2013 Transcultural Nursing Society The Journey Home: Culture Care Meanings, Expressions, and Lifeways of Appalachian Role:PI $3,000.00

2010 -2012 Transcultural Nursing Society The Journey Home: Culture Care Meanings, Expressions, and Lifeways of Appalachian Mothers after Leaving an Urban Homeless Shelter Role:PI $3,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:International

2010 -2012 International Association for Human Caring The Journey Home: Culture Care Meanings, Expressions, and Lifeways of Appalachian Mothers after Leaving an Urban Homeless Shelter Role:PI $1,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:International

2007 -2008 Leininger Research Award, International Association for Human Caring Culture Care Meanings, Expressions, and Lifeways of African American Appalachian and European American Appalachian Mothers Caring for Their Children in an Urban Homeless Shelter Role:PI $1,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:International

2007 -2007 Mitzvah Challenge Grant, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati Enhancing Healthy Development of Homeless Children Through Play Role:Collaborator $1,500 Completed Type:Grant Level:Local

2006 -2007 Developmental Board of StarShine Hospice Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Development of a Measure of Family Satisfaction with Hospice Care Role:Co-I $10,000 Completed Type:Grant Level:Local

2003 -2005 University Research Council Faculty Support Award, University of Cincinnati African American Infant Mortality Health DIsparities Role:Collaborator $4,800 Completed Type:Grant Level:University

Publications

Published Abstracts

Clark, A. & Lee, R. C. (2013. )Transitioning through family homelessness and the effect of substance abuse on social support systems .[Abstracy]Western Journal of Nursing Research,

Lee, R. C. (2012. )End-of-Life caring connections with dying children and their families .[Abstracy]International Journal for Human Caring, 16 (3 ),66-67 Author

Lee, R. C. (2012. )Caring connections: Building bridges between nursing education and community need .[Abstracy]International Journal for Human Caring, 16 (3 ),66Author

Lee, R. C (2011. )“Seeing with new eyes:” An educational framework for understanding vulnerability and marginalization .[Abstracy]International Journal for Human Caring, 15 (3 ),71Author

Lee, R. (2010. )Urban Appalachian families experiencing homelessness: Drawing strength from a web of connectedness .[Abstracy]International Journal for Human Caring, 12 (3 ),72Author

Lee, R., & Morris, E. (2008. )Nurturing the future: Mentoring caring researchers .[Abstracy]International Journal for Human Caring, 12 (3 ),94Co-Author

Lee, R. (2007. )Caring as a guide to enhance the well-being of homeless families .[Abstracy]International Journal for Human Caring, 11 (3 ),60Author

Peer Reviewed Publications

Weber, J.J., Lee, R.C., Martsolf, D. (2017. )Understanding the health of Veterans who are homeless: A review of the literature .Public Health Nursing, ,

Ehrhardt, B., Jackson, K., & Lee, R.C. (2017. )Making it stick: Development and testing of the difficult intravenous access (DIVA) tool .American Journal of Nursing, ,

Weber, J.J., Lee, R.C., Martsolf, D. (2017. )A theory of chronic disease management among male homeless veterans .American Journal of Nursing, ,

Lee, R. C. (2016. )Becoming the leader you were always meant to be. Reflections on Nursing Leadership, ,42 (2 ),

Borchers, A., Lee, R. C., Martsolf, D., & Maler, J. (2016. )Employment maintenance and intimate partner violence .Workplace Health & Safety, ,

Fawcett, J. & Lee, R. C. (2014. )Advancing nursing knowledge: A response to Burns' letter to the editor .Nursing Science Quarterly, ,27 (1 ),88

Lee, R. C. (2014. )Transcultural nursing scholars’ corner: Homelessness and human rights .Journal of Transcultural Nursing, ,25 (2 ),211

Rojas-Guyler, L., Inniss-Richer, Z. M., Lee, R., Bernard, A., & King, K. (2014. )Factors predictive of knowledge and self-management behaviors among male military veterans with diabetes residing in a homeless shelter for people recovering from addiction .The Health Educator, ,46 (1 ),49 -56

Lee, R. C., & Fawcett, J. (2013. )The influence of the metaparadigm of nursing on professional identity development among RN-BSN students .Nursing Science Quarterly, ,26 (1 ),96 -98

Mehta, P., Sharma, M., & Lee, R. C. (2013. )Using the health belief model in qualitative focus groups to identify HPV vaccine acceptability in college men .International Quarterly of Community Health Education, ,33 (2 ),175 -187

Mehta, P., Sharma, M., & Lee, R. C. (2013. )Designing and evaluating a health belief model based intervention to increase intent of HPV vaccination among college men .International Quarterly of Community Health Education, ,33 (4 ),101 -117

Lee, R. C. (2012. )Family homelessness viewed through the lens of health and human rights .Advances in Nursing Science, ,35 (2 ),E47 -E59

Lee, R. C. (2011. )Book review: Transcultural caring dynamics in nursing and health care, by M. A. Ray .International Journal of Human Caring, ,15 (4 ),69

Weidner, N., Cameron, M., Lee, R., McBride, J. & Byczkowski, T. (2011. )End-of-life care for the dying child: What matters most to parents .Journal of Palliative Care, ,27 (4 ),279 -286

Lee, R. C. (2011. )Book review: Transcultural caring dynamics in nursing and health care, by M. A. Ray .International Journal of Human Caring, ,15 (4 ),6970

Anthony, J.S., Lee, R.C., Barry, D.G., and Kappesser, M. (2010. )Recruiting and Keeping African American Women in an Ethnographic Study of Pregnancy: The Community-Based Partnership Model .Field Methods, ,22 (2 ),125

Savage, C., Anthony, J., Lee, R., Kappesser, M., and Rose, B. (2007. )The Culture of Pregnancy and Infant Care in African American Women: An Ethnographic Study .Journal of Transcultural Nursing, ,18 (3 ),215 -223

Savage, C.L., Xu, Y., Lee, R., Rose, B.L., Kappesser, M. and Anthony, J.S. (2006. )A Case Study in the Use of Community-Based Participatory Research in Public Health Nursing .Public Health Nursing, ,23 (5 ),472 -478

Invited Publications

Lee, R. C. (2012. )Ask the expert: Strategies for incorporating diversity into the curriculum .Spectrum: University of Cincinnati Diversity Council Bulletin, 1 (1 ),7

Other Publications

Lee, R. (2008. )Reclaiming 25 years of life: Integrating physical and mental health care to reduce health disparities for people with severe mental illness .Policy Brief, Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati

Lee, R. (2008. )Culture care meanings, expressions, and lifeways of African-American and European-American Appalachian mothers caring for their children in an urban homeless shelter .Dissertation, University of Cincinnati

Book Chapter

Lee, R. C. (2015 )Vulnerable populations Public health science and nursing practice: Caring for populations .Philadelphia,F.A. Davis, Company(Author)

Lee, R. C. (2011 )Human rights. In H.R Nursing leadership: A concise encyclopedia (2nd ed.) .New York,Springer Publishing(Author)

Lee, R. C. Culture care meanings, expressions, and lifeways of Appalachian mothers experiencing homelessness Transcultural nursing: Concepts, theories, research, and practice (4th ed.) .New York,McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings(Author)

Additional Publications

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Lee, R.C. (10-2017. )Promoting Health and Reducing Health Disparities among Adults Transitioning from Homelessness .Transcultural Nursing Society 43rd Annual International Conference, New Orleans, LA. Level:International

Frazee, S., Huff, J.E., & Lee, R. C. (10-2017. )Transcultural Nursing Strategies that Promote Culturally Congruent Care by Empowering Charge Nurses as Leaders .Transcultural Nursing Society 43rd Annual International Conference, New Orleans, LA. Level:International

Lee, R.C. (05-2017. )Culture, diversity, & health .University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Co-Op Program, Cincinnati, OH. Level:College

Lee, R.C. (03-2017. )Error disclosure: An interprofessional framework to promote patient safety .University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center, Cincinnati, OH. Level:University

Lee, R.C. (03-2017. )Promoting the health of vulnerable populations through nursing leadership .University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Nurse Practitioner Program, Cincinnati, OH. Level:College

Lee, R.C. (03-2017. )Leading the care of vulnerable and marginalized populations .American Nurses Association Leadership Institute, Webinar. Level:National

Lee, R.C. (02-2017. )Evidence-based practice: A guide for clinical inquiry .University of Cincinnati Medical Center Nurse Residency Program, Cincinnati, OH. Level:University

Lee, R.C. (02-2017. )Cultural sensitivity in health care delivery: What’s humility got to do with it? .University of Cincinnati Medical Center Nurse Residency Program, Cincinnati, OH. Level:University

Lee, R.C. (12-2016. )Cultural sensitivity in health care delivery: What’s humility got to do with it? .University of Cincinnati Medical Center Nurse Residency Program, Cincinnati, OH. Level:University

Lee, R.C. (11-2016. )Health promotion among adults transitioning from homelessness .University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Research Day, Cincinnati, OH. Level:College

Lee, R.C. (11-2016. )Appalachian Culture: Of People and Place .Cultural Diversity in Health Care, Kinosha, WI. Level:National

Lee, R.C. & Weber, J. (10-2016. )Supported by faith: Spirituality in the lives of families and Veterans experiencing homelessness .Transcultural Nursing Society 42nd Annual International Conference, Cincinnati, OH. Level:International

Weber, J.J. & Lee, R.C. (10-2016. )Military culture influences health outcomes among homeless Veterans who served during the Vietnam War era .Transcultural Nursing Society 42nd Annual International Conference, Cincinnati, OH. Level:International

Frazee, S., Huff, J.E., & Lee, R. C. (10-2016. )Cultural tailoring of an intervention to enhance patient and family centered care on a hemodialysis and apheresis unit .Transcultural Nursing Society 42nd Annual International Conference, Cincinnati, OH. Level:International

Lee, R. C. & Weber, J. (10-2016. )Supported by faith: Spirituality in the lives of families and Veterans experiencing homelessness. 42nd Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, Cincinnati, OH. Level:International

Weber, J. & Lee, R. C. (10-2016. )Military culture influences health outcomes among homeless Veterans who served during the Vietnam War era .42nd Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, Cincinnati, OH. Level:International

Frazeem S., Huff, J. E., & Lee, R. C. (10-2016. )Cultural tailoring of an intervention to enhance patient and family centered care on a hemodialysis and apheresis unit .42nd Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, Cincinnati, OH. Level:International

Lee, R.C. (10-2016. )Cultural competence in the care of vulnerable & marginalized populations .University of Cincinnati College of Nursing BSN Program, Cincinnati, OH. Level:College

Lee, R.C. (10-2016. )Cultural competence in the care of vulnerable & marginalized populations .University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Accelerated Program, Cincinnati, OH. Level:College

Lee, R.C. (10-2016. )Cultural sensitivity in health care delivery: What’s humility got to do with it? .University of Cincinnati Medical Center Nurse Residency Program, Cincinnati, OH. Level:University

Ali, O. & Lee, R. C. (09-2016. )Leadership and mentorship: A likely pair .Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Connection, Indianapolis, IN. Level:International

Ali, O. & Lee, R.C. (09-2016. )Leadership and mentorship: A likely pair. Podium presentation .Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Connection, Indianapolis, IN. Level:International

Lee, R.C. (08-2016. )Cultural sensitivity in health care delivery: What’s humility got to do with it? .University of Cincinnati Medical Center Annual Day Professional Practice Organizaiton, Cincinnati, OH. Level:University

Lee, R. C. (11-2015. )Enhancing care of vulnerable populations through development of a holistic model to evaluate interprofessional education. Invited poster presentation .Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention., Las Vegas, NV. Level:International

Lee, R. C. (10-2015. )Community-Academic partnerships: Collaborative care to improve pneumococcal immunization rates in an underserved population .Podium presentation. 41st Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, Portland, OR.. Level:International

Lee, R. C., & Weber, J. (05-2015. )The experiences, meanings, and needs of urban Appalachian mothers transitioning from homelessness .2015 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium, Washington, DC.. Level:National

Lee, R. C. (04-2014. )(In Press. )Creating community partnerships in order to promote health among vulnerable populations ., University of Cincinnati Public Health Week. , Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (04-2014. )(In Press. )Culture, diversity, & health .UC College of Nursing , Cincinnati, OH. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (03-2014. )(In Press. )University of Cincinnati Open School .University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy Professional Development Seminar Panel Discussion, Cincinnati, OH. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (03-2014. )(In Press. )The future belongs to dreamers ., University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Spring Scholarship Luncheon, Blue Ash, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (02-2014. )(In Press. )Vulnerable populations in the community .University of Cincinnati Foundations of EMS and Community Paramedicine, Mason, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (02-2014. )(In Press. )Education, collaboration, and transformation: University of Cincinnati Open School .University of Cincinnati Diversity and Inclusion Series Panel Discussion, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (10-2013. )(In Press. )The supportive care experiences, meanings, and needs of urban Appalachian mothers transitioning from homelessness .39th Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference, Albuquerque, NM.. Level:National

Lee, R. C. (07-2013. )(In Press. )Conducting community conversations with vulnerable populations .Community Paramedicine Conference, University of Cincinnati Fire Science & Emergency Management, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. & Clark, A. (05-2013. )(In Press. )The journey home: Caring with urban Appalachian families as they transition from homelessness .34th Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference, Orlando, FL. Level:National

Lee, R. C. (04-2013. )(In Press. )The state of the science: How it determines your research question ., University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Institute for Nursing Research Educational Forum, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (04-2013. )(In Press. )The journey home: Understanding the social support needs of families transitioning from homelessness .Nursing Research Panel Discussion, 2013 University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Alumni Weekend, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (04-2013. )(In Press. )Culture, diversity, & health .. Invited Speaker, UC College of Nursing Co-Op Program, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. & Clark, A. (03-2013. )(In Press. )“Lessons from God”: Appalachian mothers’ positive framing of family homelessness .37th Annual MNRS Research Conference, Chicago, IL.. Level:National

Lee, R. C. (10-2012. )(In Press. )The journey home: Culture care meanings, expressions, and lifewaysof Appalachian mothers after leaving an urban homeless shelter .38th Annual Transcultural , Orlando, FL. Level:National

Lee, R. C. (05-2012. )(In Press. )Caring connections: Building bridges between nursing education and .33rd Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference, , Philadelphia, PA. Level:National

Lee, R. C. (05-2012. )(In Press. )End-of-life caring connections with dying children and their families. 33rd Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference, Philadelphia, PA.. Level:National

Lee, R. C. (02-2012. )(In Press. )Understanding vulnerable populations from a public health .Introduction to Public Health, University of Cincinnati College of Health Education and Promotion, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (02-2012. )(In Press. )Transcultural women’s wellness during life transitions .Procter & Gamble Feminine Care Research & Development Division, The Procter & Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (11-2011. )(In Press. )Nurturing trust and enhancing safety through culturally congruent professional relationships .2011 Nursing Grand Rounds, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Mehta, P., Sharma, M. & Lee, R. C. (11-2011. )(In Press. )). Developing and testing the efficacy of a Health Belief Model based HPV vaccine promotion intervention .Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Houston, TX. . Level:National

Lee, R. C. (09-2011. )(In Press. )). Cultural sensitivity in health care education: What’s humility gotto do with it? .2011 Regional Health Care Educators Conference, CincinnatiChildren’s Hospital and Medical Center , Cincinnati, OH. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (06-2011. )(In Press. )Living under the roof of hope: Spending time listening to the voices ofhomeless families experiencing homelessness .Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association Community Health Panel, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (06-2011. )(In Press. )“Seeing with new eyes”: An educational framework for understanding vulnerability and marginalization .32nd Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference, University of Texas Health Center, San Antonio, TX. Level:National

Lee, R. C. (05-2011. )(In Press. )Cultural humility as the foundation of culturally competent practice,education, and research .Continuing Nursing Education Session, 2011 University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Alumni Weekend , Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (05-2011. )(In Press. )Nurturing trust through culturally congruent nurse-client relationships .Nurses Week Celebration, The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Dayton, OH. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (04-2011. )(In Press. )Reshaping the future, honoring the past: Victim to victor .National Crime Victim’s Rights Week, Neighborhood Houses Celebration, Cincinnati, OH. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (11-2010. )(In Press. )Diversity & cultural competence .American Cancer Society Regional All-Staff Training, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (10-2010. )(In Press. )The influence of culture and gender on the experience of homelessness for Appalachian mothers living in an urban homeless shelter .Sociology & Gender, Miami University, Hamilton, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (10-2010. )(In Press. )Appalachian culture and health .Nursing for Health & Wellness, Wright State University, Dayton, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (10-2010. )(In Press. )Honoring the collective voices of mothers experiencing homelessness. 36th Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society, Atlanta, GA.. Level:National

Lee, R. C. (07-2010. )(In Press. )Community health nursing .Guest Lecturer, University of Cincinnati Korean International Student Experience, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (06-2010. )(In Press. )Urban Appalachian families experiencing homelessness: Drawing strength from a web of connectedness .31st Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference, Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis, MN.. Level:National

Lee, R. C. (03-2010. )(In Press. )Cancer, culture, and competence .American Cancer Society Regional Conference, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (11-2009. )Not being homeless: Appalachian mothers’ search for identitywhile living in a homeless shelter .Sociology & Place Identity, Miami University, Hamilton, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (10-2009. )(In Press. )The meaning of health, illness, & wellness for urban Appalachian mothers living in a homeless shelter .Transcultural Nursing Society 35th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. Level:National

Lee, R. C. (09-2009. )(In Press. )Caring for Students: It’s in Our DNA .Raymond Walters College Faculty & Staff Convocation, Blue Ash, OH.. Level:Local

Lee, R. C. (08-2009. )(In Press. )Appalachian health .Invited Speaker, Ohio Patient Safety Institute2009 Teleconference Series “Understanding diversity: Making a difference in patient safety , Columbus, OH.. Level:Regional

Lee, R. C. (05-2009. )(In Press. )Public health nurses: Speaking the language of the people .Invited Speaker/Keynote Address Cincinnati Health Department Public Health Nurses Week Celebration, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Regional

Lee, R. C. (05-2009. )(In Press. )Is there life after nursing school? The journey to find your place in nursing .Invited Speaker/Keynote Address Raymond Walters College Nurses’ Week Celebration, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Regional

Lee, R. C. (03-2009. )(In Press. )). Lessons from Appalachian mothers caring for their children during homelessness .Urban Appalachian Research Council, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Regional

Lee, R. C. (03-2009. )(In Press. )Sharing the wisdom of mothers experiencing homelessness .Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:Regional

Lee, R. C. (09-2008. )(In Press. )Living under the roof of hope: Listening to the voices of homeless mothers .Transcultural Nursing Society 34th Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Level:Regional

Lee, R. C., & Morris, E. (04-2008. )(In Press. )Nurturing the Future: Mentoring caring researchers .30th Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference, Chapel Hill, NC. Level:National

Barnum, A., Rowe, C., Lee, R. C., & Kees, J. (03-2008. )(In Press. )MDFT in four dimensions: Uniting to bring science and service together .Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness, Washington.. Level:National

Lee, RC (05-16-2007. )Caring as a Guide to Enhancing the Well-Being of Homeless Families .29th Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference, St Louis, MO.

Lee, R. C. (05-2007. )Caring as a guide to enhancing the well-being of homeless families .29th Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference, St. Louis, MO . Level:National

Lee, RC (11-01-2006. )A Shoulder to Lean On: The Important of Social Support During Pregnancy for Black Women .Transcultural Nursing Society 32nd Annual Conference, Annapolis, MD.

Lee, RC (11-01-2006. )Planting the Seeds of Transcultural Nursing: The Role of Community Health Experiences in the Education of Undergraduate Nursing Students .Transcultural Nursing Society 32nd Annual Conference, Annapolis, MD.

Lee, R. C. (11-2006. )(In Press. )Planting the seeds of transcultural nursing: The role ofcommunity health experiences in the education of undergraduate nursing students .Transcultural Nursing Society 32nd Annual Conference, Annapolis, MD. Level:Regional

Lee, R. C. (11-2006. )(In Press. )“A shoulder to lean on:” The importance of social support during pregnancy for Black women .Transcultural Nursing Society 32nd Annual Conference, Annapolis, MD. Level:Regional

Savage, C., Anthony, J., & Lee, R. C. (04-2005. )The culture of pregnancy and infant care for African American women: An ethnographic study, presentation .Midwest Nursing Research Society, Cincinnati, OH.. Level:National

Lee, R.C. (BAD DATE. )Cultural sensitivity in health care delivery: What’s humility got to do with it? .University of Cincinnati Medical Center Nurse Residency Program, Cincinnati, OH. Level:Local

Poster Presentations

Lee, R. C. (11-2015. )Enhancing care of vulnerable populations through development of a holistic model to evaluate interprofesisonal education .Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Bienniel Convention, Las Vegas, NV. .Level:International

Clark, A. & Lee, R. C. (03-2013. )Transitioning through family homelessness and the effect of substance abuse on social support systems .37th Annual MNRS Research Conference, Chicago, IL.. .Level:National

Christenson, E. & Lee, R. C. (03-2013. )Interprofessional healthcare students’ attitudes towards people experiencing homelessness: An integrative review .37th Annual MNRS Research Conference, Chicago, IL.. .Level:National

Gillespie, G. L., Papa, A., Gomez, L., & Lee, R. (05-2012. )Environmental risks for workplace violence in Cuban healthcare settings .Poster presented at the National Conference for Workplace Violence Prevention and Management in Healthcare Settings, Cincinnati, OH. . .Level:National

Diers, T., Brown, B., Buring, S., Kiesler, J., Lee, R., Murdock, J., Rosing, J., & Van Loon, R.A. (12-2010. )(In Press. )UC Health Professions Education Collaborative: Interprofessional education to improve the health of vulnerable populations .Institute for Healthcare Improvement 22nd National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Orlando, FL.. .Level:National

Diers, T., Brown, B., Buring, S., Eckman, M., Filak, A., Gunderson, A., Lee, R., Murdock, J., Robbins, A., Shambley-Ebron, D., Van Loon, R. A (12-2009. )(In Press. )Interprofessional education to improve the health of vulnerable populations .Institute for Healthcare Improvement 21st National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care, Orlando, FL. .Level:National

Weidner, N., Byczkowski, T., Cameron, M., McBride, J., & Lee, R. C. (10-2007. )Measuring what matters .Ohio Pediatric Palliative & End of Life Care Network Conference, Dublin, OH. .Level:Regional

Lee, RC (06-20-2006. )The Experience of Pregnancy Among African American Women Living in a Low-Income Urban Community .Association of Community Health Nursing Educators 2006 Spring Institute & Research Conference, Pasadena, CA. .Level:National

Honors and Awards

2017 Ohio Nurse of the Year, Nursing Leadership, Nominee Status:Nomination Level:State Type:Recognition

2016 Ohio Nurse of the Year, Educator Finalist Status:Recipient

2015 Legacy Award UC College of Nursing

2014 -2015 Faculty Scholar Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Academy Status:Recipient

2012 Day Center Volunteer of the Year, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati Status:Recipient

2012 Mentor, Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Women’s Summer Scholar Program Status:Recipient

2012 Transcultural Scholar, Induction by the Transcultural Nursing Society Status:Recipient

2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The Dream Continues” Award University Hospital/UC Status:Recipient Level:Local

2010 Transcultural Nursing Society Research Award Status:Recipient

2010 Leininger Research Award , International Association for Human Caring Status:Recipient

2010 Alumni Association Mosaic Award University of Cincinnati Status:Recipient

2010 Rosalee C. Yeaworth Outstanding Teaching Award UC College of Nursing Status:Recipient

2009 Summer Research Institute Research Fellow Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations NINR University of Texas Austin Status:Recipient Level:National

2009 -2009 Elizabeth Kemble Award for Excellence in Nursing University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing

2009 -2009 Distinguished Alumni Award University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College

2007 -2007 Leininger Research Award International Association for Human Caring

2007 -2007 Graduate Assistant Teaching Award Finalist University of Cincinnati

2005 -2005 Graduate Student Award University of Cincinnati College of Nursing; Also awarded in 2007

2005 -2005 Graduate Student of Merit Award Ohio Public Health Association

2004 -2007 Graduate Assistantship University of Cincinnati

2003 -2003 Nellie Franz Academic Scholarship Also awarded in 2007

2001 -2001 Clinical Excellence Award Raymond Walters College

2001 -2001 Caring Nurse Award Raymond Walters College

Positions and Work Experience

2015 -2017 Director, Institute for Clinical Inquiry, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

2014 -To Present Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

2008 -2014 Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

2007 -2008 Westheimer Intern, Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

2007 -2008 Adjunct Clinical Instructor, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Professional Studies Team, Cincinnati, OH

2006 -2008 Research Assistant, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, StarShine Hospice, Cincinnati, OH

2005 -2007 Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnait College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

2004 -2004 Research Consultant, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

2004 -2005 Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Cincinnait College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

2003 -2004 Research Assistant, University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH

2002 -2003 Academic Mentor, University of Cincinnat Raymond Walters College Nursing Department, Blue Ash, OH

2001 -2004 Staff Nurse, Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

1999 -2001 Patient Care Assistant, Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

1998 -1999 Laboratory Associate, University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College Biology Department, Blue Ash, OH

Post Graduate Training and Education

2011-2016 Certificate in Qualitative Methods, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, ,Chapel Hill, NC

Research and Practice Interests

Homelessness, Health Promotion, Culture and Health, Transcultural Nursing, Interprofessional Education & Practice, Public Health

Professional Affiliation

University of Cincinnati Open School Chapter Institute for Healthcare Improvement,

Association of Community Health Educators,

Ohio Public Health Association, OH

American Public Health Association,

Midwest Nursing Research Society,

2012 -2015: Secretary International Association for Human Caring,

2012 -2018: Second Vice President Transcultural Nursing Society,

2014 -To Present: Member National Health Care for the Homeless Research Council,

2002 -To Present: Member Sigma Theta Tau International,

Preferred Information

Associate Professor, Lee, Rebecca PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, CTN-A

Contact Information

212 Procter Hall
Phone: 513-558-5498
lee2rc@ucmail.uc.edu