Mikyoung A. Lee, Ph.D., RN

Professor, Doswell Endowed Chair for Informatics and Healthcare Transformation

Program Coordinator, Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics


Mikyoung A. Lee, Ph.D., RN



Dallas Campus
Room 7203


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 and tested a mobile app for handoff communication to enhance nurses' and nursing students' clinical judgment competency and nursing handoff practice. 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
Postdoctoral Studies, Center for Nursing Classification and Clinical Effectiveness, The University of Iowa
Graduate Certificate, Nursing Informatics, College of Nursing, The University of Iowa, Center for Nursing
M.S.N., College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Korea
B.S.N., College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Korea

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

Validation and usability study of the framework for user needs-centered mHealth app selection
International Journal of Medical Informatics (2022)
Jisan Lee, Mikyoung A Lee

The effects of distraction on preoperative anxiety in preschool and school-age children: A literature review
Athens Journal of Health and Medical Sciences (2022)
Shahla A Wahid, Swapna Johncy, Sadaf Abbas, Mikyoung Lee

Undergraduate nursing students' use of mobile clinical decision support resources: A literature review
Journal of Informatics Nursing (2022)
Janice Miles, Mikyoung A Lee

Data science trends relevant to nursing practice: A rapid review of the 2020 literature
Applied Clinical Informatics (2022)
B. J. Douthit,, Walden, R. L., , Cato, K., , Coviak, C. P., , Cruz, C., D'Agostino, F., Forbes, T., Gao, G., Kapetanovic, T. A., Lee, M. A., Pruinelli, L., Schultz, M. A., Wieben, A., & Jeffery, A. D.

Social media utilization in undergraduate nursing education: An integrative literature review
Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (2022)
LaGaryion Reed, Mikyoung A Lee

Contribution of North Texas Korean Nurse Association COVID-19 task force team to promote the health of local Korean immigrant community amid the pandemic
Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing (2021)
Kyoung Eun Lee, Mikyoung A Lee

Relationships between BSN-prepared nurses and healthcare outcomes in hospitalized patients: A literature review
TWU Student Journal (2021)
Grace Fant, Florence Emenanjo, Mikyoung Angela Lee

Fostering Excellence in Teaching and Leadership with a Nursing Faculty Mentorship Program
The Chronicle of Mentoring & Coaching (2021)
Laura Kubin, Mikyoung Lee, Chin-Nu Lin, Ann Malecha, Vi Ho

Emergency department utilization among patients with Schizophrenia in North Texas
Texas Public Health Association Journal. (2021)
Mikyoung Angela Lee, Marie-Anne Demuynck, Carrol Perryman

Health Literacy and Access to Care on Cancer Screening among Korean Americans
HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice (2021)
Moonju Lee, Mikyoung A. Lee, Hyochul Ahn, Jisook Ko, Esther Yon, Jeeyoung Lee, Miyong Kim, & Carrie Jo Braden

Data science methods for nursing-relevant patient outcomes and clinical processes: The 2019 literature year in review
Computers, Informatics, Nursing (2021)
Mary Anne Schultz, Rachel Lane Walden, Kenrick Cato, Cynthia Peltier Coviak, Christopher Cruz, Fabio D'Agostino, Brian J. Douthit, Thompson Forbes, Grace Gao, Mikyoung Angela Lee, Deborah Lekan, Ann Wieben, & Alvin D. Jeffery

The efficacy of mobile health interventions used to manage acute or chronic pain: A systematic review
Research in Nursing & Health (2020)
Christie L Martin, Caitlin J Bakker, Melissa S Breth, Grace Gao, Knoo Lee, Mikyoung A. Lee, Vicky L. Tiase, Lily J. Tunby, Tami H. Wyatt, & Lisa M. Janeway

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

Satisfaction outcomes in women who choose to Go Flat after mastectomy: An Integrative Review
Advances in Nursing Science (2020)
Tracy Tyner, Mikyoung Angela Lee

What is the efficacy of mobile health interventions used to manage acute or chronic pain? A systematic review
PROSPERO 2020 (2020)
Cathlin Bakker, Grace Gao, Lisa Janeway, Mikyoung Angela Lee, Christie L Martin

Relationship between acculturative stress and pain catastrophizing in Korean Americans
Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health (2020)
Hyochol Ahn, Natalie Jackson, Kyungeh An, Roger B Filligim, 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

Externally Funded Projects

Impacts of COVID-19 on Protective Behaviors, Health Care, Psychological Health, and Caregiving Issues in the Korean-American Population
Global Korean Nursing Foundation Mi Ja Kim COVID-19 Pilot Research Grant | $5,000.00 | 2020
Role: Principal Investigator

ON-SHARE: Nursing Handoff Education
GOV-National Science Foundation (NSF) | $50,000.00 | 2020
Role: Principal Investigator

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

Professional Affiliations

  • AACN - Research-Focused Doctoral Program Pathways to Excellence Task Force Member
  • Advances in Nursing Science - Review Panel
  • American Medical Informatics Association
  • American Nursing Informatics Association
  • Global Korean Nursing Foundation - General Secretary & Executive Committee
  • North Texas Korean Nurses Association - President
  • Nursing Big Data Workgroup
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • The Journal of Kyungpook Nursing Science - Editorial Board