School of Nursing
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing
University of California, San Francisco
2 Koret Way, Room N505
San Francisco, CA 94143-0608
Current Research Interests
My research focuses on health effects of occupational exposures and prevention of occupational injuries and illnesses.
Musculoskeletal disorders in health care workers
Health effects from chemical exposures (pesticides, cleaning products)
Organizational and occupational factors, safe work practices
Occupational health surveillance, evaluation of effectiveness of interventions
N273A Occupational health and diverse worker populations (UCSF)
N212C Principles and methods of epidemiology (UCSF)
N245A Clinical prevention and population health (UCSF)
Lee SJ, You DH, Gillen M, Blanc P. Psychosocial work factors in new or recurrent Injuries among hospital workers: A prospective study. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2015 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print]
Lee SJ, Lee JH, Gershon R. Musculoskeletal symptoms in nurses in the early implementation phase of California’s safe patient handling legislation. Research in Nursing and Health. 38(3):183- 193, 2015.
Lee SJ, Nam B, Harrison R, Hong OS. Acute symptoms associated with chemical exposures and safe work practices among hospital and campus cleaning workers: A pilot study. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 57(11):1216-1226, 2014.
Lee SJ, Tak SW, Alterman T, & Calvert GM. Prevalence of musculoskeletal symptoms amongagricultural workers in the United States: An analysis of the National Health Interview Survey,2004-2008. Journal of Agromedicine. 19(3):268-280, 2014.
Lee SJ, Lee JH, Gillen M, & Krause N. Job stress and musculoskeletal symptoms amongintensive care unit nurses: A comparison between job demand-control and effort-rewardimbalance models. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 57(2):214-221, 2014.
Lee SJ, Faucett J, Gillen M, & Krause N. Musculoskeletal pain among critical-care nurses byavailability and use of patient lifting equipment: An analysis of cross-sectional survey data.International Journal of Nursing Studies. 50(12):1648-57, 2013.
Lee SJ, Harrison R, Rosenberg J, McLendon P, Boston E, & Lindley MC. Influenza vaccinationamong healthcare personnel in California, 2010–2011 influenza season. American Journal ofInfection Control. 41(8):e65-71, 2013.
Lee SJ, Faucett J, Gillen M, Krause N & Landry L. Risk perception of musculoskeletal injuryamong critical care nurses. Nursing Research. 62(1): 36-44, 2013.
Lee SJ, Mehler L, Beckman J, Diebolt-Brown B, Prado JB, Lackovic M, Waltz J, Mulay P,Schwartz A, Mitchell Y, Moraga-McHaley S, Gergely R & Calvert GM. Acute illnesses associatedwith off-target pesticide drift from agricultural application in the United States, 1998-2006.Environmental Health Perspectives. 119(8):1162-9, 2011
Lee SJ, Mulay P, Diebolt-Brown B, Lackovic M, Mehler L, Beckman J, Waltz J, Prado JB, MitchellY, Higgins SA, Schwartz A & Calvert GM. Acute illnesses associated with exposure to fipronil -Surveillance data from 11 states in the United States, 2001-2007. Clinical Toxicology. 48(7): 737-44, 2010.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Lead author- Lee SJ). Acute illnesses associatedwith work-related antimicrobial pesticides exposures in healthcare facilities - California, Louisiana,Michigan, and Texas, 2002-2007. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 59(18): 551-556, 2010.(*Reprinted in JAMA. 304(2): 152-154, 2010).
Lee SJ, Faucett J, Gillen M, Krause N & Landry L. Factors associated with safe patient handlingbehaviors among critical care nurses. American Journal of Industrial Medicine. 53(9): 886-97,2010.
Safe patient handling legislation and MSDs in California healthcare workers, CDC/NIOSH (R03 OH010487-01), Principal Investigator, 2013-2015
Musculoskeletal disorders among California nurses: Impact of safe patient handling law, Southern California NIOSH Education and Research Center Pilot Research Grant, Principal Investigator, 2012-2013
Chemical exposure and safe work practices among hospital cleaners, NIH/NINR (P30- NR011934-01), Principal Investigator of pilot grant, 2011-2012
Pilot-test of CDC-sponsored measure for reporting healthcare personnel Influenza vaccination coverage, CDC IPA, Co-investigator (PI of UCSF award), 2010-2011
Selected Honors and Awards
UCSF Academic Senate Sustainability Committee
UCSF School of Nursing, Master's Program Council, International Global Health Committee
Nominations Committee, California El Camino Real Association of Occupational Health Nurses
Technical Advisory Group, California Division of Industrial Relation