Jiwoo Lee, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor, Child Family Health Cooperative

Jiwoo Lee

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-624-5198

Office Address:
6-135 Weaver-Densford Hall

Mailing Address:
School of Nursing
University of Minnesota
5-140 Weaver-Densford Hall
308 Harvard St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Child Family Health Cooperative

PhD, Nursing and Public Health, University of Minnesota

MS, Community Health Nursing, Seoul National University

BS, Nursing, Seoul National University


Dr. Lee's research is focused on improving children’s weight-related behaviors through increasing their parent and family support. She has helped develop and administer a home visiting program targeting health disparities of low-income families in South Korea. She studies family- and community-based child health promotion. Her program of research goal is to enhance health equity by developing community-based programs that promote healthy weight-related behavior changes among children with diverse family backgrounds.

Awards & Recognition

University of Minnesota

  • Eileen Vinnes Kalow Fellowship in Children's Health
  • Sophia Award

Seoul National University

  • Academic Excellence Award

Professional Associations

  • American Public Health Association
  • National Association of School Nurses
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society, Zeta Chapter


  • English
  • Korean


Research Summary/Interests

  • Community-based health promotion
  • Child obesity prevention
  • Family health
  • Health equity
  • Research methodology 


  • Dozier, S. G. H, Schroeder, K., Lee, J., Fulkerson, J. A., Kubik, M. Y. (2020). The association between parents and children meeting physical activity guidelines. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 52, 70-75. DOI: 10.1177/1074840719894016
  • Schroeder, K., Kubik, M. Y., Lee, J., Sirard, J. R., & Fulkerson, J. A. (2020). Self-Efficacy, Not Peer or Parent Support, Is Associated With More Physical Activity and Less Sedentary Time Among 8- to 12-Year-Old Youth With Elevated Body Mass Index. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 17(1), 74-79. doi:10.1123/jpah.2019-0108
  • Lee, J., Kubik, M. Y., & Fulkerson, J. A. (2019). Missed Work Among Caregivers of Children With a High Body Mass Index: Child, Parent, and Household Characteristics. The Journal of School Nursing, 105984051987550. doi:10.1177/1059840519875506
  • Lee, J., Kubik, M. Y., Fulkerson, J. A., Kohli, N., & Garwick, A. E. (2019). The Identification of Family Social Environment Typologies Using Latent Class Analysis: Implications for Future Family-Focused Research. Journal of Family Nursing, 26(1), 26-37. doi:10.1177/1074840719894016
  • Lee, J., Kubik, M. Y., & Fulkerson, J. A (2019). Missed work among caregivers of children with a high body mass index: Child, parent and household characteristics. Journal of School Nursing. In press. DOI: 10.1177/1059840519875506
  • Lee, J., Kubik, M.Y., & Fulkerson, J.A. (2019). Diet quality and fruit, vegetable and sugar-sweetened beverage consumption by household food insecurity among 8- to 12-year-old children during summer months. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 119(10), 1695-1702. DOI: 10.1016/j.jand.2019.03.004
  • Kubik M, Fulkerson J, Sirard J, Garwick A, Temple J, Gurvich O, Lee J, & Dudovitz B (2018). School-based secondary prevention of overweight and obesity among 8- to 12-year old children: Design and sample characteristics of the SNAPSHOT trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 75, 9-18.
  • Lee, J., Kubik, M. Y., & Fulkerson, J. A (2018).Media devices in parents’ and children’s bedrooms and children’s media use. American Journal of Health Behavior, 42(1), 135-143.
  • Lee, J., & Kubik, M. Y. (2015). Child’s weight status and parent’s response to a school-based body mass index screening and parent notification program. Journal of School Nursing, 31(4), 300-305.
  • Lee, H., Lee, J., & Kim, N. K. (2015). Gender differences in health literacy among Korean adults: Do women have a higher level of health literacy than men? American Journal of Men’s Health, 9(5), 370-379.
  • Kubik, M. Y., & Lee, J. (2014). Parent interest in a school-based, school nurse-led weight management program. Journal of School Nursing, 30(1), 68-74.


Board Certifications

Minnesota Board of Nursing Registered Nursing License - 2011 - present

Public Health Nurse - 2016 - present

Licensed School Nurse - 2016 - present