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Ji Seon Lee


GSS Ji Seon Lee

Associate Dean and Associate Professor
Phone: 914-367-3015/ 212-636-6664
Office: Fordham Westchester 109 / Lincoln Center 726B



PhD, Columbia University (1998)

MSW, Columbia University (1994)

MPA, Columbia University (1994)

BA, SUNY Stony Brook (1991)

Research Interests

Health Disparities

Health Communication

Home Care Policy

Chronic Illnesses

Older Adults


Ji Seon Lee received her PhD in Social Work in 1998 from Columbia University who awarded a distinction on her dissertation on Medicare HMO service use. She received her Master of Science degree in Social Work and Masters of Public Administration from Columbia University; and a Bachelor of Art from SUNY Stony Brook. Dr. Lee’s scholarly work focuses on addressing health disparities among older adults and minority groups with an emphasis on home care policy, health communication and chronic illnesses. She teaches in the masters, doctoral, and online programs in the area of social policy and research. Dr. Lee was selected to be in the first cohort of the Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar program in 1999. She is currently heading the Reaffirmation of Accreditation for GSS.

Courses Taught

SWGS 6006 - Social Welfare Policy I

SWGS 6007 - Social Welfare Policy II

SWGS 6801 - Social Work Research I

SWGS 6802 - Social Work Research II

SWGS 7781 - Poverty, Race, and the Disenfranchised

Selected Publications

Lee, J.S. (2010). Channels of Health Communications Used Among Korean And Asian Indian Older Adults. Social Work in Health Care, 49(2): 165-175.

Lee, J.S. and Rock, B.D. (2009). Psychosocial Care in Home Health Policy: Missed Opportunities and Possible Solutions. Home Health Care Management and Practice, 21:259-265.

Selected Presentations

Lee, J.S., Chun, K., and Park, J. (2009). "Preferred Channels of Health Communication among Korean American Immigrants with Limited English Proficiency (LEP)" accepted for paper presentation at the Joint Symposium on Leadership of Korean Immigration community for Social Work Educators, Administrators, and Service Providers in Conjunction with 55th Annual Program Meeting (APM) of Council on Social Work Education.

Selected Community Services

2006 - Present, Consulting Editor/Reviewer, Social Work Research

2005 - 2009, Invited Member, Asian American Geriatric Mental Health Coalition

2006 - 2008, Elected Nominations Committee Member, National Association of Social Workers, New York City Chapter (Elected Chair, 2007-2008)