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Jung Ae Lee PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
AddressUMass Chan Medical School
368 Plantation Street
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
    DivisionBiostatistics And Health Services Research

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentPopulation Health Sciences

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    • BA&MA, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
    • MS, Statistics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
    • Ph.D., Statistics, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA


    Professional Experience:

    • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 09/2013–07/2016
    • Assistant Professor, Agricultural Statistics Laboratory, Division of Agriculture, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, 08/2016–07/2021



    Dr. Lee is an assistant professor of biostatistics and serves as a collaborative scientist in PQHS’ Quantitative Methods Core. Her expertise encompasses nonparametric statistics, clinical trials/experimental designs, survival analysis, missing data, and omics data analysis. She focuses on developing statistical methods for effective inference and classification in large dimensions relative to the sample size. Dr. Lee applies her theoretical expertise to practical applications, specializing in analyzing complex datasets, such as gene expression and microbiome data, linking to cancer, chronic disease, and liver disease research. Dr. Lee has taught courses including Principles of Experimentation, Experimental Designs, Regression, R Programming, and Generalized Linear Models.


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    1. Tornai D, Mitchell M, McClain CJ, Dasarathy S, McCullough A, Radaeva S, Kroll-Desrosiers A, Lee J, Barton B, Szabo G. A novel score of IL-13 and age predicts 90-day mortality in severe alcohol-associated hepatitis: A multicenter plasma biomarker analysis. Hepatol Commun. 2023 Dec 01; 7(12). PMID: 37994498.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Dvir Y, Ryan C, Lee J. School Closures and ED Visits for Suicidality in Youths Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Nov 01; 6(11):e2343001. PMID: 37948084.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    3. Gerber BS, Biggers A, Tilton JJ, Smith Marsh DE, Lane R, Mihailescu D, Lee J, Sharp LK. Mobile Health Intervention in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 09 05; 6(9):e2333629. PMID: 37773498.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Mehdi SH, Morris CA, Lee JA, Yoon D. An Improved Animal Model of Multiple Myeloma Bone Disease. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Aug 25; 13(17). PMID: 34503090.
    5. Baker CA, Almeida G, Lee JA, Gibson KE. Pathogen and Surrogate Survival in Relation to Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Freshwater Mesocosms. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2021 07 13; 87(15):e0055821. PMID: 34047635.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:CellsPHPublic Health
    6. Gu I, Lam WS, Marasini D, Brownmiller C, Savary BJ, Lee JA, Carbonero F, Lee SO. In Vitro Fecal Fermentation Patterns of Arabinoxylan from Rice Bran on Fecal Microbiota from Normal-Weight and Overweight/Obese Subjects. Nutrients. 2021 Jun 15; 13(6). PMID: 34203983.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimalsCells
    7. Yang L, Lee JA, Heer E, Pernar C, Colditz GA, Pakpahan R, Imm KR, Kim EH, Grubb RL, Wolin KY, Kibel AS, Sutcliffe S. One-year urinary and sexual outcome trajectories among prostate cancer patients treated by radical prostatectomy: a prospective study. BMC Urol. 2021 May 17; 21(1):81. PMID: 34001094.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Acharya M, Ashworth AJ, Yang Y, Burke JM, Lee JA, Sharma Acharya R. Soil microbial diversity in organic and non-organic pasture systems. PeerJ. 2021; 9:e11184. PMID: 33981494.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    9. Dawley CR, Lee JA, Gibson KE. Reduction of Norovirus Surrogates Alone and in Association with Bacteria on Leaf Lettuce and Tomatoes During Application of Aqueous Ozone. Food Environ Virol. 2021 Sep; 13(3):390-400. PMID: 33880734.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCellsPHPublic Health
    10. Wang X, Tsai T, Deng F, Wei X, Chai J, Knapp J, Apple J, Maxwell CV, Lee JA, Li Y, Zhao J. Longitudinal investigation of the swine gut microbiome from birth to market reveals stage and growth performance associated bacteria. Microbiome. 2019 07 30; 7(1):109. PMID: 31362781.
      Citations: 187     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    11. Ahn J, Lee MH, Lee JA. . Distance-based outlier detection for high dimension, low sample size data. Journal of Applied Statistics. 2019; 1(46):13-29.
    12. Smith L, Lee JA, Mun J, Pakpahan R, Imm KR, Izadi S, Kibel AS, Colditz GA, Grubb RL, Wolin KY, Sutcliffe S, Yang L. Levels and patterns of self-reported and objectively-measured free-living physical activity among prostate cancer survivors: A prospective cohort study. Cancer. 2019 03 01; 125(5):798-806. PMID: 30516839.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Chang SH, Freeman NLB, Lee JA, Stoll CRT, Calhoun AJ, Eagon JC, Colditz GA. Early major complications after bariatric surgery in the USA, 2003-2014: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obes Rev. 2018 04; 19(4):529-537. PMID: 29266740.
      Citations: 35     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Hipp JA, Dodson EA, Lee JA, Marx CM, Yang L, Tabak RG, Hoehner C, Marquet O, Brownson RC. Mixed methods analysis of eighteen worksite policies, programs, and environments for physical activity. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017 06 14; 14(1):79. PMID: 28615024.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Lee JA, Gill J. Missing value imputation for physical activity data measured by accelerometer. Stat Methods Med Res. 2018 02; 27(2):490-506. PMID: 26994215.
      Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Lee JA, Dobbin KK, Ahn J. Covariance adjustment for batch effect in gene expression data. Stat Med. 2014 Jul 10; 33(15):2681-95. PMID: 24687561.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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