Dr. Lee has been in the Department of Family Health Care Nursing since 1988. She is Professor Emerita with a program of research in the area of sleep, fatigue, and circadian rhythms particularly focused on women and reproductive health issues. She was the Director of an NIH-funded T32 Nurse Research Training Grant on Symptom Management for 20 years, and was the Associate Dean for Research in the School of Nursing from 2010 to 2015. She held the James P. and Marjorie A. Livingston Endowed Chair in Nursing until her retirement in 2015. She is certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine, and served as an Associate Editor for two journals: Behavioral Sleep Medicine and SLEEP, and is on the editorial board of Sleep Medicine Reviews.
Honors and Awards
Doctoral Student Mentor of the Year, UCSF School of Nursing, 2015
Excellence in Research, Association of Women's Health, Obstetric, and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), 2014
International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2013
Distinguished Research Award, University of Washington School of Nursing, 2006
Helen Nahm Research Award, UCSF School of Nursing, 2004
Margretta Madden Styles Award for Excellence in Nursing, UCSF School of Nursing, 2002
Doctoral Student Mentor of the Year, UCSF, 2001
Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, 1996-2015
Doctoral Student Mentor of the Year, UCSF, 1996
James & Marjorie Livingston Endowed Chair in Nursing, UCSF, 1993-2015
Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is Associated with Glycaemia Status in South Asian Men and Women in the United States.
Effects of a liquefied petroleum gas stove intervention on pollutant exposure and adult cardiopulmonary outcomes (CHAP): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
Sleep disruption and duration in late pregnancy is associated with excess gestational weight gain among overweight and obese women.
The InterLACE study: Design, data harmonization and characteristics across 20 studies on women's health.
Direct versus indirect psychosocial and behavioural interventions to prevent suicide and suicide attempts: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
A Rasch Analysis of Assessments of Morning and Evening Fatigue in Oncology Patients Using the Lee Fatigue Scale.
Psychometric Limitations of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies-Depression Scale for Assessing Depressive Symptoms among Adults with HIV/AIDS: A Rasch Analysis.
Circadian regulation gene polymorphisms are associated with sleep disruption and duration, and circadian phase and rhythm in adults with HIV.
Comparison of subgroups of breast cancer patients on pain and co-occurring symptoms following chemotherapy.
Cytokine polymorphisms and plasma levels are associated with sleep onset insomnia in adults living with HIV/AIDS.
Consensus clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease during pregnancy and lactation.
Prevalence of abnormal sleep duration and excessive daytime sleepiness in pregnancy and the role of socio-demographic factors: comparing pregnant women with women in the general population.
An experience with the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System: pros and cons and unanswered questions.
Nighttime breastfeeding behavior is associated with more nocturnal sleep among first-time mothers at one month postpartum.
Cytokine polymorphisms are associated with poor sleep maintenance in adults living with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.
Can the Fatigue Severity Scale 7-item version be used across different patient populations as a generic fatigue measure--a comparative study using a Rasch model approach.
Telomere length is associated with sleep duration but not sleep quality in adults with human immunodeficiency virus.
Effect of early limited formula on duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding in at-risk infants: an RCT.
Effect of behavioural-educational intervention on sleep for primiparous women and their infants in early postpartum: multisite randomised controlled trial.
Polymorphisms of interleukin-1 Beta and interleukin-17Alpha genes are associated with restless legs syndrome.
InterLACE: A New International Collaboration for a Life Course Approach to Women's Reproductive Health and Chronic Disease Events.
Development of a short version of the Lee Visual Analogue Fatigue Scale in a sample of women with HIV/AIDS: a Rasch analysis application.
Identification of distinct subgroups of breast cancer patients based on self-reported changes in sleep disturbance.
Lee Fatigue And Energy Scales: exploring aspects of validity in a sample of women with HIV using an application of a Rasch model.
Evidence of associations between cytokine genes and subjective reports of sleep disturbance in oncology patients and their family caregivers.
A mentor development program for clinical translational science faculty leads to sustained, improved confidence in mentoring skills.
Body mass index in multiethnic midlife women: influence of demographic characteristics and physical activity.
Sleep disturbance interventions in oncology patients and family caregivers: a comprehensive review and meta-analysis.
Differences in self-reported attentional fatigue between patients with breast and prostate cancer at the initiation of radiation therapy.
A comparison of the cyclic variation in serum levels of CA125 across the menstrual cycle using two commercial assays.
Randomised trial comparing hand expression with breast pumping for mothers of term newborns feeding poorly.
Sleep-wake circadian activity rhythm parameters and fatigue in oncology patients before the initiation of radiation therapy.
Sleep-wake patterns of school-age children and adolescents before diagnosis and during induction chemotherapy for acute lymphocytic leukemia.
Differences in sleep disturbance and fatigue between patients with breast and prostate cancer at the initiation of radiation therapy.
A 7-item version of the fatigue severity scale has better psychometric properties among HIV-infected adults: an application of a Rasch model.
Identification of latent classes in patients who are receiving biotherapy based on symptom experience and its effect on functional status and quality of life.
Can modifications to the bedroom environment improve the sleep of new parents? Two randomized controlled trials.
A population-based study of associations between current posttraumatic stress symptoms and current fatigue.
Predictors of the trajectories of self-reported attentional fatigue in women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy.
Preliminary evidence of an association between a functional interleukin-6 polymorphism and fatigue and sleep disturbance in oncology patients and their family caregivers.
Physical impairment, depressive symptoms and pre-stroke fatigue are related to fatigue in the acute phase after stroke.
Metabolic abnormalities and coronary heart disease risk in human immunodeficiency virus-infected adults.
An innovative program to train health sciences researchers to be effective clinical and translational research mentors.
How much does low socioeconomic status increase the risk of prenatal and postpartum depressive symptoms in first-time mothers?
Why some women have an optimistic or a pessimistic bias about their breast cancer risk: experiences, heuristics, and knowledge of risk factors.
Association of sociodemographic, lifestyle, and health factors with sleep quality and daytime sleepiness in women: findings from the 2007 National Sleep Foundation "Sleep in America Poll".
Training the next generation of research mentors: the University of California, San Francisco, Clinical & Translational Science Institute Mentor Development Program.
Preliminary evidence of a genetic association between tumor necrosis factor alpha and the severity of sleep disturbance and morning fatigue.
Relationship between sleep and physical activity in female family caregivers at the initiation of patients' radiation therapy.
The effects of mindfulness-based yoga during pregnancy on maternal psychological and physical distress.
Interpersonal violence is associated with depression and chronic physical health problems in midlife women.
Trajectories of fatigue in family caregivers of patients undergoing radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
HIV-infected mothers' perceptions of uncertainty, stress, depression and social support during HIV viral testing of their infants.
Prevalence, severity, and impact of symptoms on female family caregivers of patients at the initiation of radiation therapy for prostate cancer.
Nocturnal sleep and daytime nap behaviors in relation to salivary cortisol levels and temperament in preschool-age children attending child care.
Sleep disturbance, fatigue, and stress among Chinese-American parents with ICU hospitalized infants.
Early postpartum sleep and fatigue for mothers after cesarean delivery compared with vaginal delivery: an exploratory study.
A behavioral-educational intervention to promote maternal and infant sleep: a pilot randomized, controlled trial.
Subgroups of patients with cancer with different symptom experiences and quality-of-life outcomes: a cluster analysis.
Self-reported sleep quality in family caregivers of gastric cancer patients who are receiving chemotherapy in Korea.
Acculturation and stress in Chinese-American parents of infants cared for in the intensive care unit.
Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms among low income women of Mexican descent in the United States.
Effects of light therapy on sleep, mood, and temperature in women with nonseasonal major depression.
Sleep-wake cycles, social rhythms, and sleeping arrangement during Japanese childbearing family transition.
Effect of zolpidem on sleep in women with perimenopausal and postmenopausal insomnia: a 4-week, randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
Predictors of perceived breast cancer risk and the relation between perceived risk and breast cancer screening: a meta-analytic review.
Protective strength factors, resources, and risks in relation to depressive symptoms among childbearing women of Mexican descent.
Sleep among shiftworkers--a priority for clinical practice and research in occupational health nursing.
Premature labor and birth: influence of rank and perception of fatigue in active duty military women.
Owls, larks and the significance of morningness/eveningness rhythm propensity in psychiatric-mental health nursing.
Cultural competence of measurement scales of menopausal symptoms: use in research among Korean women.
Pain, fatigue, and sleep disturbances in oncology outpatients receiving radiation therapy for bone metastasis: a pilot study.
The Hispanic teen mother's origin of birth, use of prenatal care, and maternal and neonatal complications.
Differences between primigravidae and multigravidae mothers in sleep disturbances, fatigue, and functional status.
Facilitators of and constraints to neonatal nurse practitioner practice: comparing nursing and medical models.
Continuing education program: integrating an understanding of sleep knowledge into your practice. Part 6. Sleep in infants, young children and adolescents (continuing education credit).
Health and perimenstrual symptoms: health outcomes for employed women who experience perimenstrual symptoms.
Testosterone replacement in hypogonadal men: effects on obstructive sleep apnoea, respiratory drives, and sleep.
Sleep Wake Disorders