Mikyoung Lee, Ph.D. RN

Associate Director of PhD Program & Associate Professor


Mikyoung Lee, Ph.D. RN


ASB 127


Dr. Lee’s research focuses on designing, building, and testing the health information technology (HIT) capacity for nursing data acquisition, nursing effectiveness measurement, big data analytics, information exchange, and consumer health informatics. She has developed an automated extraction software, using natural language processing, to transform nursing narratives into quantifiable nursing interventions and outcomes data into standardized nursing terminologies. She developed a mobile app for nursing handoff and conducted its feasibility testing in clinical and educational settings. She has worked on big data nursing science projects with national research working groups and the database building and analytics with an interdisciplinary informatics research team. Her research of consumer health informatics focuses on the enhancement of laypersons’ knowledge/skills of health promotion 3 management and the expansion of nurses’ roles through survey study, website evaluation, and web mining. She is also developing teaching pedagogies to improve informatics competencies of nursing students.


Ph.D., Nursing Administration, University of Iowa, 2008
Postdoctoral Studies, Center for Nursing Classification and Clinical Effectiveness, The University of Iowa, 2009
Graduate Certificate, Nursing Informatics, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Center for Nursing, 2008
M.S.N., College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Korea, 1997
B.S.N., College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Korea, 1995

Research Interests

Nursing Administration, Nursing Informatics; Nursing Effectiveness Research; Nursing Information Systems; Standardized Nursing Terminologies (Snts); Workload Measurements; Nursing Quality Measurements; Evidence-Based Practices; Hand-Off; Personal Health Record; Consumer Health Informatics, Community Health

Latest Articles

Effects of Reflective Practice on Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Stress, Anxiety and Competency: An Integrative Review
Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing (2020)
Jorgie Ann Contreras, Shermel Edwards-Maddox, Amanda Hall, Mikyoung Angela Lee

Risk prediction and segmentation models used in the U.S. for assessing risk in whole populations: A critical literature review with implications for population health nursing
JAMIA Open (2019)
A D Jeffery, S Hewner, L Pruinelli, D Lekan, Mikyoung Lee

Suitability and contents coverage of stroke-related websites for stroke management
Stroke (2018)
Mikyoung Lee

Changes in heart failure symptoms were associated with changes in health-related quality of life over 12 months in patients with heart failure
Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (2018)
Mikyoung Lee, Seongkum Heo, Debra K Moser, Terry A Lennie, Mary Fischer

Trustworthiness, readability, and suitability of web-based information for stroke prevention and self-management for Korean Americans: Critical Evaluation.
Interactive Journal of Medical Research (2018)
Mikyoung Lee, Shin Cha-Nam, Kyungeh An

Instruments and taxonomy of workplace bullying in healthcare organizations
Asian Nursing Research (2017)
Eun-Jun Park, Mikyoung Lee, Myungsook Park

Break the myth and revisit non-obese Asian American's cardiometabolic risk
Circulation (2017)
Kyungeh An, Cha-Nam Shin, Mikyoung Lee, Kyeung Mi Oh

Accountability of nursing interventions vs. severity of illness scores for the hospital care cost of total hip replacement
Nursing Economics (2016)
Mikyoung Lee, Tom Clancy

Nursing activities and factors influential to nurse staffing decision-making
Journal of Hospital Administration (2015)
Mikyoung Lee, Judith Young, Laura Sands, Sara McComb

Determining the cost-effectiveness of hospital nursing nursing interventions for patients undergoing a total hip replacement
Journal of Nursing Management (2014)
Mikyoung Lee, Sue Moorhead, Tom Clancy

Nursing care patterns for patients receiving total hip replacement,
Orthopaedic Nursing Journal (2014)
Mikyoung Lee, Sue Moorhead


34 Personal Health Record as a tool for improving the delivery of health care
in Current Issues in Nursing | Mosby-Elsevier (2011)
Mikyoung Lee

Internally Funded Projects

Usability and Acceptability of a Mobile Nursing Handoff Application, and Health Information Needs, Health Information Seeking Behaviors, Health Literacy, And Dietary Self-Management Among Korean Americans
Texas Woman's University College of Nursing | $10,000.00 | 2017
Research Grant

An Interdisciplinary Informatics Approach to Address Health Challenges faced by those with Schizophrenia
Texas Woman's University Research Enhancement Program | $9,732.00 | 2017
Research Grant

The Teaching and Research Grants for Equipment and Technology (TARGET) Program
Texas Woman's University | $5,166.00 | 2016
Research Grant

Training of Big Data Analytics in Health Care
Texas Woman's University Faculty Development Grant | $2,820.00 | 2016
Research Grant

Usability And Feasibility Testing of a Mobile Application for Nursing Student Handoff Education Tool
Texas Woman's University Research Enhancement Program | $9,982.00 | 2016
Research Grant