Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
University of Washington
Tel: 206-616-8984 Box: 354900
CSDE Research Areas:
- Migration and Settlement
In the News:
- CSDE Affiliate Jane Lee Creates New CSDE Working Group (10/6/2019)
- CSDE Affiliate’s New CSDE Working Group is Meeting Next Week (10/20/2019)
- CSDE Early Career Women Faculty of Color Working Group Updates (11/17/2019)
- Jane Lee Awarded KL2 Clinical Research Career Development Program for HIV/STI Prevention Research (1/7/2019)
- Jane Lee Examines the Relationship Between Current Sociopolitical Context and Health Among Latino Immigrants (3/18/2019)
- CSDE Affiliates Join in Penning Opinion on COVID-related Vulnerabilities Among Women of Color and Non-Binary Faculty (5/24/2021)
- New Study from Lee and Co-authors Tests Tailored Social Media Content and HIV Prevention (2/25/2022)
Jane Lee’s program of research focuses on reducing health disparities among racial/ethnic and immigrant populations. She studies the unique role of migration-related processes in shaping health behaviors and identifies novel approaches to reach and engage immigrant groups. Her current work aims to reduce HIV-related disparities among immigrants who are at high-risk for HIV with specific attention to increasing HIV testing and linkage to care. The long-term goal is to develop effective, evidence-based interventions to decrease risk behaviors and health disparities among immigrant communities.
Prior to joining the faculty at the UW School of Social work, Lee was a research scientist at the Center for Latino Adolescent and Family Health. She received her PhD in 2017 from New York University Silver School of Social Work and earned a Master’s of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in 2011.
The nexus of Lee’s research and teaching is an emphasis on community involvement and collaboration. Through community-based and participatory approaches, her work acknowledges communities’ strengths and expertise and is grounded in their priorities. By developing interventions that can be translated into practice within communities, she focuses her research on underserved immigrants groups that often lack access to traditional health care and clinical services.