Seung-Yeon Lee

Seung-Yeon Lee

Associate Professor

Professional Summary

Seung-Yeon Lee is an Associate Professor at the Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences.  She obtained her PhD in Human Nutrition at Michigan State University (MSU) and completed her post-doctoral training at MSU.  She started her faculty position at the University of Cincinnati in 2008.  She teaches two undergraduate courses (Advanced Nutrition I and Community Nutrition) and two graduate course (Nutrition Education for Behavior Change and Research Methods in Topics in Nutrition).  She has breadth and depth of experience in behavioral nutrition research, including nutrition education intervention program development nutrition and evaluation using mixed methods. Her research interests include food insecurity, health disparity, and health promotion and disease management via community-based nutrition intervention targeting underserved populations, particularly food pantry clients. In addition, she serves as the faculty advisor of UC Nutri-Ed, a student organization, which provides nutrition classes to food pantry clients. Furthermore, she has been actively involved in the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior and Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.  She served as the 2016-2017Chair for International Nutrition Education division and editorial boards of the journal between 2011 and 2017.

Education

Doctoral Degree, Michigan State University 2005 (Human Nutrition)

Master's Degree, Sookmyung Women's University 1998 (Food and Nutrition)

Bachelor's Degree, Sookmyung Women's University 1996 (Food and Nutrition)

Research and Practice Interests

Her research interests include food insecurity, health disparity, and health promotion and disease management via community-based nutrition intervention targeting underserved populations, particularly food pantry clients. 

Research Support

Grant: #CCTST Translational Research Partnership Grant Investigators:Lee, Seung-Yeon 07-15-2016 -07-14-2017 National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Diabetes Self-management Support Group Program in West End Role:PI $3,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #CCTST Community Health Grant Investigators:Krummel, Debra Ann; Lee, Seung-Yeon 07-01-2015 -08-31-2018 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Empowering and Training Women in Food Literacy Role:PI $13,950.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #CCTST Cmty Health/Partnership Development Grant Investigators:Lee, Seung-Yeon 04-01-2018 -03-31-2019 National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences Testing the Feasibility of the Diabetes Friendly Food Pantry Shelf Program Role:PI $4,962.80 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #304842 / R25GM129808 Investigators:Lee, Seung-Yeon 09-06-2018 -07-31-2019 National Institute of General Medical Sciences WE ENGAGE: Data and Stories to Improve Science Literacy and Community Health Role:PI $5,512.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Investigators:Leslie, J., Stough, C., Lee, S.Y., Mitchell, M. 01-18-2019 -06-30-2019 UC College of Nursing Healthy measures: Development of a worksite weight-loss program $4,900

2012 -2013 UC CCTST mproving health and health literacy in an underserved population through an interprofessional quality improvement project Role:Co-PI $5,000

2007 -2008 Michigan State University Improving nutritional risk assessment and anticipatory guidance during well-child visits Role:Co-PI $50,000

Publications

Published Abstracts

Urbina F, Lee SY, Krummel D. (2017. )A Formative Evaluation of Moms in Kitchen: A Program to Increase Food Literacy in Low Income Women .[Abstract]Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 117 (9 ),A80

D. Krummel, F. Urbina, B. Buchanan, D. Warner, S.Y. Lee (2017. )Self-efficacy related to food literacy increases following a pilot intervention in WIC mothers .[Abstract]Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 117 (9 ),A95

Barone A, Thompson A, Guo Y, Hacker S, Krummel D, Lee SY (2016. )Perceived Needs and Barriers to Provide Nutrition Education at Food Pantries .[Abstract]Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 48 (7 ),A19

St. Cyr S, Bruzina A, Linek M, Butsch-Kovacic M, Lee SY (2016. )The effects of nutrition education on fruit and vegetable consumption in food pantry clients .[Abstract]FASEB Journal, 30 (S1 ),896.17

Hodac N, Bennett E, Komoroski E, Krummel D, Lee SY. (2015. )Factors influencing grandmothers’ feeding practices, barriers, and needs in nutrition education for feeding grandchildren .[Abstract]Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 47 (4 ),S70

McNeill M, Stone W, Krummel D, Lee SY. (2015. )Factors affecting food pantry user’s self-management practice for type 2 diabetes and their needs for improvement .[Abstract]Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 47 (4 ),A39

Yao R, Couch SC, Khoury JC, Lee SY. (2014. )The association between beverage consumption and food security status in U.S. adults: findings from NHANES 2009-2010 .[Abstract]FASEB Journal, 28 (S1 ),805.9

Yao R, Couch SC, Khoury JC, Lee SY. (2014. )Trend in beverage consumption in U.S. adults between 2001 and 2010: findings from NHANES .[Abstract]FASEB Journal, 28 (S1 ),805.9

Falciglia G, Paxton K, Lee SY, Piazza J. (2013. )Nutrition intake of infants and toddlers: a longitudinal view of nutritional adequacy .[Abstract]Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45 (S4 ),A34-A35

Piazza J, Lynch G, Lee SY, Falciglia G. (2013. )The effect of a clinical-based intervention on the diet quality of postpartum women. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 44 (S4 ),S46

Venci BJ, Park S, Lee SY. (2013. )Functional limitation and chronic diseases are associated with food insecurity among U.S. adults .[Abstract]FASEB Journal, 27 (S1 ),1054.7

McNeill M, Venci BJ, Park S, Lee SY. (2013. )Are physical activity and food insecurity associated with depressive feelings in U.S. adults? .[Abstract]FASEB Journal, 27 (1S ),1054.8

Chhabra S, Hale R, Holben HD, FacigliaG, Vaughn LM, Lee SY. (2012. )Is social capital associated with food security in food pantry users? .[Abstract]FASEB Journal, 26 (1S ),631.4

Hale R, Chhabra R, Zipfel A, Holben DH, Vaughn LM, Falciglia G, Lee SY (2013. )Food insecurity, nutrition knowledge, and cooking skills are barriers to healthy eating among food pantry users. .[Abstract]FASEB Journal, 26 (1S ),631.1

Ballantyne DL, Shidler MD, Krikorian K, Lee SY. (2012. )Memory performance is related to dietary, metabolic, and inflammatory parameters in older adults .[Abstract]FASEB Journal, 26 (1 ),367.2

Lee SY, Martin LJ, Woo JC, Couch SC, Morrison JA. (2011. )Fruit and vegetable consumption exhibits strong familial patterning 15 to 27 years after the shared household. FASEB Journal, 25 (1S ),783.7

Lee SY. Rivero C, Tolan-Halleck M, Spoelman S, Ewald D, Hoerr SL. (2008. )Perceptions about childhood overweight and needs for treatment/prevention in a rural community .[Abstract]Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 108 (9 ),A115

Lee SY, Watkins C, Gillengerten R, Friedgen S, McKinley K, Sigal Y, Hoerr S. (2008. )Pediatric residents’ perceptions of barriers and needs for nutrition screening/counseling in well child visits .[Abstract]FASEB Journal, 25 (1S ),783.7

McCullough ML, Keast DR, Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Rafferty AP, Smith K. (2007. )Violence and/or sexual abuse relate to severe overweight status in Michigan adults .[Abstract]Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics,

Lee SY, Greaney ML, Lees FD, Norsworthy B, Hoerr SL, Dayton SF, Roy JL, White AA, Greene GW. (2007. )Factors affecting college students’ regulation on food and non-alcoholic beverage consumption .[Abstract]FASEB Journal, 21 (5 ),A675

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Horodynski MA, Henry M, & Stommel M. (2006. )Mothers’ knowledge about child-feeding, self-efficacy in feeding their children, meal-time child-feeding behavior, depressive symptoms, and their children’s dietary quality .[Abstract]FASEB Journal, 20 (4 ),A173

Henry M, Horodynski MA, Hoerr SL, Lee SY. (2006. )Beverage consumption relates to dietary quality in low-income mothers and their toddlers .[Abstract]FASEB Journal, 20 (4 ),A188

Henry M, Hoerr S, Horodynski MA, Lee SY. (2005. )Mother’s Poor Diet Quality Signals Nutritional Risk for Her Toddler .[Abstract]Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 37 (1S ),S32

Lee SY, Hoerr SL. (2005. )Improving Dietetics/Nutrition Sciences Students’ Attitudes toward Older Adults .[Abstract]Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 37 (1S ),S53

Lee SY, Hoerr SL. (2004. )Nutrition students have poor knowledge of aging and attitudes towards older adults .[Abstract]Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 36 (S1 ),S36

Peer Reviewed Publications

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Weatherspoon L, Schiffman RF. (2007. )Nutrition students improve attitudes after a guided experiential assignment with older adults.Journal of nutrition education and behavior, ,40 (5 ),279 -287

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Weatherspoon L, Schiffman RF. (2006. )Previous experience with older adults positively affects nutrition students' attitudes toward this age group.Journal of nutrition education and behavior, ,39 (3 ),150 -156

Hoerr SL, Lee SY, Schiffman RF, Horodynski MO, McKelvey L (2006. )Beverage consumption of mother-toddler dyads in families with limited incomes.Journal of pediatric nursing, ,21 (6 ),403 -411

Hoerr, Sharon L; Horodynski, Mildred A; Lee, Seung-Yeon; Henry, Michelle (2006. )Predictors of nutritional adequacy in mother-toddler dyads from rural families with limited incomes.Journal of the American Dietetic Association, ,106 (11 ),1766-73

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Schiffman RF. (2005. )Screening for infants' and toddlers' dietary quality through maternal diet .MCN. The American journal of maternal child nursing, ,30 (1 ),60 -66

Falciglia G, Piazza J, Ritcher E, Reinerman C, Lee SY (2014. )Nutrition education for postpartum women: a pilot study.Journal of primary care & community health, ,5 (4 ),275 -278

Falciglia G, Lee SY, Paxton K, Reinerman C, Spiess L (2014. )Longitudinal Study of Nutrient Intakes in Infants Aged 12 to 18 Months.Clinical pediatrics, ,53 (8 ),777 -783

Chhabra S, Falciglia GA, Lee SY (2014. )Social capital, social support, and food insecurity in food pantry users.Ecology of food and nutrition, ,53 (6 ),678 -692

Martin L, Lee SY, Couch S, Morrison J, Woo JG (2011. )Shared genetic contributions of fruit and vegetable consumption with BMI in families 20 y after sharing a household.The American journal of clinical nutrition, ,94 (4 ),1138 -1143

Venci B, Hodac N, Lee SY, Shidler M, Krikorian R. (2015. )Beverage Consumption Patterns and Micronutrient and Caloric Intake from Beverages in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment.Journal of nutrition in gerontology and geriatrics, ,34 (4 ),399 -409

Venci BJ, Lee SY. (2018. )Functional limitation and chronic diseases are associated with food insecurity among U.S. adults .Annals of Epidemiology, ,

 Barone A, Krummel DA, Lee SY (2020. )Availability of Food Options and Nutrition Education in Local Food Pantries.J Nutr Educ Behav, ,52 (5 ),492 -502

Southers, B., Lewis, K. O., Fleck, D. E., & Lee, S (2014. )Determining Student Satisfaction of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Curriculum in Preparation for Certification Examination .The Internet Journal of Medical Education,, ,4 (1 ),

Other Publications

Fung W, Lee SY. (2017. )Efforts to Increase Global Food Security: Implications for International Nutrition Education. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 49 (5 ),365 -366

Technical Reports

Lee SY, Hoerr S, Schiffman FR, & Fitzgerald H (2002. )“Beverage, Fruit and Vegetable Intakes by Early Head Start-Eligible Mothers and Their Children”. Volume III: Local Contributions to Understanding the Programs and Their Impacts, Making a Difference in the Lives of Infants and Toddlers and Their Families: The Impacts of Early Head Start. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. .

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, & Schiffman RF (2001. )Diet quality by food intake and meals in limited-income mother-infant pairs in Jackson, Michigan. In J. Love, J. Brooks-Gunn, K. Boller, & A. S. Fuligni (Eds.), Building their futures: How Early Head Start programs are enhancing the lives of infants and toddlers in low-income families (Volume I: Technical Report, pp. A.23 - A.30, and Volume II: Technical Report Appendices, pp. 113). Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Hoerr S & Lee SY (07-2007. )Integrating a Focus on Aging into Undergraduate Dietetics Curricula. .The 40th Annual Society for Nutrition Education Conference, Society for Nutrition Education, Chicago, IL, USA. Professional Meeting. .Level:International

Poster Presentations

Urbina F, Lee SY, Krummel D. (10-2017. )A Formative Evaluation of Moms in Kitchen: A Program to Increase Food Literacy in Low Income Women .FNCE 2017, Chicago, IL, USA. .

Krummel D, Urbina F, Buchanan BH, Warner D, Lee SY. (10-2017. )Self-efficacy related to food literacy increases following a pilot intervention in WIC mothers .FNCE 2017, Chicago, IL, USA. .

Barone A, Thompson A, Guo Y, Hacker S, Krummel D, Lee SY. (07-2016. )Perceived Needs and Barriers to Provide Nutrition Education at Food Pantries .Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, USA. .

St. Cyr S, Bruzina A, Linek M, Butsch-Kovacic M, Lee SY. (2016. )The effects of nutrition education on fruit and vegetable consumption in food pantry clients .Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA, USA. .

Hodac N, Bennett E, Komoroski E, Krummel D, Lee SY. (07-2015. )Factors influencing grandmothers’ feeding practices, barriers, and needs in nutrition education for feeding grandchildren .Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. .

McNeill M, Stone W, Krummel D, Lee SY. (07-2015. )Factors affecting food pantry user’s self-management practice for type 2 diabetes and their needs for improvement .Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. .

Yao R, Couch SC, Khoury JC, Lee SY. (04-2014. )The association between beverage consumption and food security status in U.S. adults: findings from NHANES 2009-2010 .Experimental Biology 2014, Boston, MA, USA. .

Yao R, Couch SC, Khoury JC, Lee SY. (04-2014. )Trend in beverage consumption in U.S. adults between 2001 and 2010: findings from NHANES .Experimental Biology 2014, Boston, MA, USA. .

Falciglia G, Paxton K, Lee SY, Piazza J. (07-2013. )Nutrition intake of infants and toddlers: a longitudinal view of nutritional adequacy .Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Portland, OR, USA. .

Piazza J, Lynch G, Lee SY, Falciglia G. (07-2012. )The effect of a clinical-based intervention on the diet quality of postpartum women. Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Washington, DC, USA. .

Venci BJ, Park S, Lee SY. (04-2013. )Functional limitation and chronic diseases are associated with food insecurity among U.S. adults .Experimental Biology 2013, Boston, MA, USA. .

McNeill M, Venci BJ, Park S, Lee SY (04-2013. )Are physical activity and food insecurity associated with depressive feelings in U.S. adults? .Experimental Biology 2013, Boston, MA, USA. .

Chhabra S, Hale R, Holben HD, FacigliaG, Vaughn LM, Lee SY. (04-2012. )Is social capital associated with food security in food pantry users? .Experimental Biology 2012, San Diego, CA, USA. .

Hale R, Chhabra R, Zipfel A, Holben DH, Vaughn LM, Falciglia G, Lee SY. (04-2012. )Food insecurity, nutrition knowledge, and cooking skills are barriers to healthy eating among food pantry users .Experimental Biology 2012, San Diego, CA, USA. .

Ballantyne DL, Shidler MD, Krikorian K, Lee SY. (04-2012. )Memory performance is related to dietary, metabolic, and inflammatory parameters in older adults .Experimental Biology 2012, San Diego, CA, USA. .

Lee SY, Martin LJ, Woo JC, Couch SC, Morrison JA. (04-2011. )Fruit and vegetable consumption exhibits strong familial patterning 15 to 27 years after the shared household .Experimental Biology 2011, Washington, DC, USA. .

Lee SY. Rivero C, Tolan-Halleck M, Spoelman S, Ewald D, Hoerr SL. (10-2008. )Perceptions about childhood overweight and needs for treatment/prevention in a rural community .FNCE 2008, Chicago, IL, USA. .

Lee SY, Watkins C, Gillengerten R, Friedgen S, McKinley K, Sigal Y, Hoerr S. (04-2008. )Pediatric residents’ perceptions of barriers and needs for nutrition screening/counseling in well child visits .Experimental Biology 2008, Chicago, IL, USA. .

McCullough ML, Keast DR, Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Rafferty AP, Smith K. (10-2007. )Violence and/or sexual abuse relate to severe overweight status in Michigan adults. .FNCE 2007,

Lee SY, Greaney ML, Lees FD, Norsworthy B, Hoerr SL, Dayton SF, Roy JL, White AA, Greene GW. (04-2007. )Factors affecting college students’ regulation on food and non-alcoholic beverage consumption. .Experimental Biology 2007, Washington, DC, USA. .

Greaney ML, Lees FD, Lee SY, Norsworthy BL, Dayton SF, Hoerr SL, Roy JL, White AA, & Greene GW. (11-2007. )A qualitative analysis of enablers and barriers to physical activity among college students .134th Annual Meeting & Exposition of the American Public Health Association, Boston, MA, USA. .

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Schiffman RF, Horodynski MA, & McKelvey L. (07-2006. )Family health, maternal depressive symptoms, and family coping: Relationships to child-feeding behavior and beliefs ., 10th World Congress, World Association for Infant Mental Health, Paris, France. .

Hoerr SL, Lee SY, Schiffman RF, Horodynski MA, & McKelvey L. (06-2006. )Dietary quality and beverage consumption of mothers and toddlers in low income families. .Head Start's Eighth National Research Conference, Washington, DC, USA. .

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Horodynski MA, Henry M, & Stommel M. (04-2006. )Mothers’ knowledge about child-feeding, self-efficacy in feeding their children, meal-time child-feeding behavior, depressive symptoms, and their children’s dietary quality. Experimental Biology 2006, San Francisco, CA, USA. .

Henry M, Horodynski MA, Hoerr SL, Lee SY. (07-2006. )Beverage consumption relates to dietary quality in low-income mothers and their toddlers .Experimental Biology 2006, San Francisco, CA, USA. .

Lee SY, Hoerr SL. (07-2005. )Improving dietetics/nutritional science students’ attitudes toward older adults .Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA. .

Henry M, Hoerr S, Horodynski MA, Lee SY. (07-2005. )Mother’s Poor Diet Quality Signals Nutritional Risk for Her Toddler .Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA. .

Schiffman RF, Lee SY, Horodynski MA, McKelvey L. (04-2005. )Relationship between low-income mothers’ perceptions about children’s health and children’s health status, health service use and cognitive development .2005 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA, USA. .

Lee SY, Hoerr SL. (11-2004. )Attitudes of dietetics/nutritional science students toward working with older adults as a health pre-professional .The 57th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Washington, DC, USA. .

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Schiffman RF, Horodynski MA. (04-2004. )Dietary quality, eating environment and mealtime activities in limited income preschool children .Experimental Biology 2004, Washington, DC, USA. .

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Schiffman RF, Fitzgerald HE. (10-2002. )Dietary quality and beverage consumption of mothers and toddlers in low income families .Food & Nutrition Conference & Exhibition 2002, Philadelphia, PA, USA. .

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Schiffman RF, Fitzgerald HE. (07-2002. )Poor mother-toddler interaction predicts poor dietary quality in limited income mothers .The 8th World Congress, World Association for Infant Mental Health, Amsterdam, Netherlands. .

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Schiffman RF. (07-2001. )Relationship between dietary quality and mother-infant interaction in low income families. .Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference, Oakland, CA, USA. .

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Miller HV, Schiffman RF. (04-2001. )The relationship between health and nutrition service use and dietary quality in limited income mother-infant pairs .2001 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Society for Research in Child Development, Minneapolis, MN, USA. .

Lee SY, Hoerr SL, Miller HV, Petrovich SM, Arklie KL, Schiffman RF. (07-2000. )Dietary quality by food intake and meals in limited income mother-infant pairs .The 4th International Conference on Dietary Assessment Methods, Tucson, AZ, USA. .

Honors and Awards

2007 Public Policy Workshop Grassroots Scholarship American Dietetics Association

2005 The 6th Society for Nutrition Education Foundation Scholarship Society for Nutrition Education Foundation

2004 College of Human Ecology Marie Dye Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Michigan State University

2004 Outstanding Student Research Award Recipient, Society for Nutrition Education

2004 Jeanette Lee Scholarship Recipient, College of Human Ecology, Michigan State University

2004 Beth and Holly Fryer Endowed Scholarship Recipient, College of Human Ecology, Michigan State University

2004 Rachel A. Schemmel Graduate Student Endowed Research Scholarship Recipient, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University

2003 Kappa Omicron Nu Scholarship Recipient, Kappa Omicron Nu, Omicron Alpha Chapter, National Honor Society

2003 Humanistic Globalization Scholarship Recipient, Humanistic Globalization Organization, Michigan State University

2002 Graduate Office Fellowship Recipient, Graduate School, Michigan State University

2001 Erland Kondrup Fellowship Recipient, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Michigan State University

2012 Diversity Award University of Cincinnati

Service

Journal of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Peer Review/Referee 2006 -To Present

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Editorial Board Member 2006 -2017

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (Healthy Aging Division )Secretary 2005

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (International Nutrition Education Division )Special Interest Group Chair 2016 -2017

Nutrition Review Reviewer 2017 -To Present

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (Journal Committee )Committee Member 2017 -To Present

Nutrients Reviewer 2017 -To Present

Journal of Hunger and Environment Reviewer 2012 -To Present

Post Graduate Training and Education

08-2005-07-2008 Research Associate, Michigan State University, ,East Lansing, MI, USA

Keywords

Nutrition, Behavioral Science, Obesity, Children, College Students, Older Adults, Dietary Quality, Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)

Contact Information

Academic - University of Cincinnati
256 Health Sciences Building
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-558-7508
Fax: 513-558-7500
lee2so@uc.edu