Professional Summary

  • Dr. Rebecca C. Lee currently serves as an Associate Professor of Nursing in the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing where she teaches courses in the RN-BSN, BSN, and PhD programs. She holds advanced certification in Community/Public Health Nursing as well as Advanced Transcultural Nursing, applying these skills both in the classroom and community settings through her ongoing teaching, practice, and service. In August 2015, Dr. Lee began an appointment as the Director of the Institute for Clinical Inquiry at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. In that role, she mentors patient care services staff in completion of clinical ladder projects as part of professional development.

    Dr. Lee’s long-term research goals are to promote the health of vulnerable populations through the development of strengths-based, culturally congruent interventions that support resilience, health and well-being during transition experiences such as homelessness. Her other areas of research interest include facilitating cultural competence and cultural humility through interprofessional education and the influence of social networks on health and illness behaviors.  

    In partnership with various community groups, Dr. Lee has participated in several research projects in the areas of family homelessness, infant mortality, end-of-life care of dying children and their families, and reduction of health disparities through the use of CBPR. For her dissertation research, Dr. Lee conducted an ethnographical study exploring the influence of culture on the experience of family homelessness for Appalachian mothers caring for their children in an urban homeless shelter. That study was funded through the 2007 Leininger Human Care Research Award provided by the International Association for Human Caring. In a follow-up study, jointly funded through the 2010 Transcultural Nursing Society Research Award and the 2010 Leininger Human Care Research Award, Dr. Lee explored the transition experiences of a group of Appalachian mothers after leaving an urban homeless shelter as they sought to reestablish their families in the community. In 2012, Dr. Lee was funded by Pfizer Medical Education Group as part of an interprofessional group exploring strategies for improving pneumococcal immunizaiton in an at-risk urban community. This project combined CBPR and QI methods to enhance community participation in designing an evidence-based immunization program.

    Dr. Lee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Virginia Tech, an Associate degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Cincinnati, a Master of Science degree in Community and Public Health Nursing from the University of Cincinnati, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Nursing Research from the University of Cincinnati. Recently, Dr. Lee completed a Certificate in Qualitative Methods at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Education

  • BS: Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1983
  • ADN : University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College, 2001
  • BSN: University of Cincinnati, 2003
  • MS: University of Cincinnati, 2005
  • PhD: University of Cincinnati, 2008

Research/Clinical Interests

  • Homelessness, Health Promotion, Culture and Health, Transcultural Nursing, Interprofessional Education & Practice, Public Health

Credentials

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist, State of Ohio, 02-2006, Current 07-2016
  • Clinical Specialist in Community/Public Health Nursing, ANCC, 12-2005, Board certified: 2005-2010; 2010-2015; 2015-2020
  • Registered Nurse, State of Ohio, 07-2001, Current 07-2016
  • Certified Transcultural Nurse - Advanced, Transcultural Nursing Society, 2010, Certified 2010-2015; 2015-2020

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Professional Affiliations
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  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • University of Cincinnati Open School Chapter
  • Association of Community Health Educators
  • Ohio Public Health Association
  • American Public Health Association
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • International Association for Human Caring
  • Secretary
  • Transcultural Nursing Society
  • Second Vice President
  • National Health Care for the Homeless Research Council
  • Member
  • Sigma Theta Tau International
  • Member
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Positions and Work Experience
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  • 2015-to Present,Director, Institute for Clinical Inquiry,University of Cincinnati Medical Center,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2014-to Present,Associate Professor,University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2008-2014,Assistant Professor,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2007-2008,Westheimer Intern,Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2007-2008,Adjunct Clinical Instructor,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Professional Studies Team,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2006-2008,Research Assistant,Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, StarShine Hospice,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2005-2007,Senior Graduate Teaching Assistant,University of Cincinnait College of Nursing,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2004-2004,Research Consultant,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2004-2005,Graduate Teaching Assistant,University of Cincinnait College of Nursing,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2003-2004,Research Assistant,University of Cincinnati College of Nursing,Cincinnati, OH
  • 2002-2003,Academic Mentor,University of Cincinnat Raymond Walters College Nursing Department,Blue Ash, OH
  • 2001-2004,Staff Nurse,Bethesda North Hospital,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1999-2001,Patient Care Assistant,Bethesda North Hospital,Cincinnati, OH
  • 1998-1999,Laboratory Associate,University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College Biology Department,Blue Ash, OH
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Research Grants
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  • 2016-2017. Interact For Health. Health Promotion Among Adults Transitioning from Homelessness - Grant, PI, Active.
  • 2014-2015. Veterans Administration Patient-Centered Care Research Initiative Program. How homeless Veterans manage their chronic health problems. - Grant, Collaborator, Completed.
  • 2012-2015. Pfizer Medical Education Group. Community-academic partnership to improve pneumococcal immunization rates in an underserved population. - Grant, Co-PI, Completed.
  • 2012-2013. CCTST. Improving health & health literacy in an underserved population through an interprofessional quality improvement project. - Grant, Co-PI, Completed.
  • 2011-2013. Merck Pharmaceuticals. Predictors of HPV vaccination in college men: A qualitative inquiry. - Grant, Co-I, Completed.
  • 2011-2014. Pfizer Medical Education Group. Creating a model of interprofessional care through team teaching of health professions learners in healthcare improvement - Grant, Co-PI, Completed.
  • 2010-2011. UC Faculty Development Council . Improving care for vulnerable populations: A semester course for health professions learners. - Grant, PI, Completed.
  • 2010-2013. Transcultural Nursing Society. The Journey Home: Culture Care Meanings, Expressions, and Lifeways of Appalachian, PI
  • 2010-2012. Transcultural Nursing Society. The Journey Home: Culture Care Meanings, Expressions, and Lifeways of Appalachian Mothers after Leaving an Urban Homeless Shelter - Grant, PI, Completed.
  • 2010-2012. International Association for Human Caring. The Journey Home: Culture Care Meanings, Expressions, and Lifeways of Appalachian Mothers after Leaving an Urban Homeless Shelter - Grant, PI, Completed.
  • 2007-2008. Leininger Research Award, International Association for Human Caring. Culture Care Meanings, Expressions, and Lifeways of African American Appalachian and European American Appalachian Mothers Caring for Their Children in an Urban Homeless Shelter - Grant, PI, Completed.
  • 2007-2007. Mitzvah Challenge Grant, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati. Enhancing Healthy Development of Homeless Children Through Play - Grant, Collaborator, Completed.
  • 2006-2007. Developmental Board of StarShine Hospice Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Development of a Measure of Family Satisfaction with Hospice Care - Grant, Co-I, Completed.
  • 2003-2005. University Research Council Faculty Support Award, University of Cincinnati. African American Infant Mortality Health DIsparities - Grant, Collaborator, Completed.
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Peer Reviewed Publications (in chronological order)
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  • Lee, R. C. (2016). Becoming the leader you were always meant to be.. Reflections on Nursing Leadership, 42 (2).
  • Borchers, A., Lee, R. C., Martsolf, D., & Maler, J. (2016). (In Press). Employment maintenance and intimate partner violence. Workplace Health & Safety.
  • Fawcett, J., & Lee, R. C. (2014). Advancing nursing knowledge: A response to Burns' letter to the editor. Nursing Science Quarterly, 27 (1), 88.
  • Lee, R. C. (2014). Transcultural nursing scholars’ corner: Homelessness and human rights. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 25 (2), 211.
  • Rojas-Guyler, L., Inniss-Richer, Z. M., Lee, R., Bernard, A., & King, K. (2014). Factors predictive of knowledge and self-management behaviors among male military veterans with diabetes residing in a homeless shelter for people recovering from addiction. The Health Educator, 46 (1), 49, 56.
  • Lee, R. C., & Fawcett, J. (2013). The influence of the metaparadigm of nursing on professional identity development among RN-BSN students. Nursing Science Quarterly, 26 (1), 96, 98.
  • Mehta, P., Sharma, M., & Lee, R. C. (2013). Using the health belief model in qualitative focus groups to identify HPV vaccine acceptability in college men . International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 33 (2), 175, 187.
  • Mehta, P., Sharma, M., & Lee, R. C. (2013). Designing and evaluating a health belief model based intervention to increase intent of HPV vaccination among college men. International Quarterly of Community Health Education, 33 (4), 101, 117.
  • Lee, R. C. (2012). Family homelessness viewed through the lens of health and human rights. Advances in Nursing Science, 35 (2), E47, E59.
  • Lee, R. C. (2011). Book review: Transcultural caring dynamics in nursing and health care, by M. A. Ray. International Journal of Human Caring, 15 (4), 69.
  • Weidner, N., Cameron, M., Lee, R., McBride, J., & Byczkowski, T. (2011). End-of-life care for the dying child: What matters most to parents. Journal of Palliative Care, 27 (4), 279, 286.
  • Lee, R. C. (2011). (In Press). Book review: Transcultural caring dynamics in nursing and health care, by M. A. Ray. International Journal of Human Caring, 15 (4), 6970.
  • Anthony, J.S., Lee, R.C., Barry, D.G., and Kappesser, M. (2010). Recruiting and Keeping African American Women in an Ethnographic Study of Pregnancy: The Community-Based Partnership Model. Field Methods, 22 (2), 125.
  • Savage, C., Anthony, J., Lee, R., Kappesser, M., and Rose, B. (2007). The Culture of Pregnancy and Infant Care in African American Women: An Ethnographic Study. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 18 (3), 215, 223.
  • Savage, C.L., Xu, Y., Lee, R., Rose, B.L., Kappesser, M. and Anthony, J.S. (2006). A Case Study in the Use of Community-Based Participatory Research in Public Health Nursing. Public Health Nursing, 23 (5), 472, 478.
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Published Abstracts
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  • Clark, A., & Lee, R. C. (2013). Transitioning through family homelessness and the effect of substance abuse on social support systems. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
  • Lee, R. C. (2012). End-of-Life caring connections with dying children and their families. International Journal For Human Caring, 16 (3), 66, 67.
  • Lee, R. C. (2012). Caring connections: Building bridges between nursing education and community need. International Journal For Human Caring, 16 (3), 66.
  • Lee, R. C (2011). “Seeing with new eyes:” An educational framework for understanding vulnerability and marginalization. International Journal For Human Caring, 15 (3), 71.
  • Lee, R. (2010). Urban Appalachian families experiencing homelessness: Drawing strength from a web of connectedness. International Journal For Human Caring, 12 (3), 72.
  • Lee, R., & Morris, E. (2008). Nurturing the future: Mentoring caring researchers. International Journal For Human Caring, 12 (3), 94.
  • Lee, R. (2007). Caring as a guide to enhance the well-being of homeless families. International Journal For Human Caring, 11 (3), 60.
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Other Publications
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  • Lee, R. (2008). Reclaiming 25 years of life: Integrating physical and mental health care to reduce health disparities for people with severe mental illness. Policy Brief. : Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati .
  • Lee, R. (2008). Culture care meanings, expressions, and lifeways of African-American and European-American Appalachian mothers caring for their children in an urban homeless shelter. Dissertation. Cincinnati, OH: University of Cincinnati.
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Invited Publications
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  • Lee, R. C. (2012). Ask the expert: Strategies for incorporating diversity into the curriculum. Spectrum: University of Cincinnati Diversity Council Bulletin, 1 (1), 7.
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Book Chapter
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  • Lee, R. C. (2015). Vulnerable populationsIn Savage & J. Kub (Eds.) ,Public health science and nursing practice: Caring for populationsPhiladelphia :F.A. Davis, Company .Author.
  • Lee, R. C. (2011). Human rights. In H.RIn Feldman, M.J. Greenberg, M. Jaffe-Ruiz, M.L. McClure, A.B. McBride, T.D. Smith, & G.R. Alexander (Eds.) ,Nursing leadership: A concise encyclopedia (2nd ed.)New York :Springer Publishing .Author.
  • Lee, R. C. (In Press). Culture care meanings, expressions, and lifeways of Appalachian mothers experiencing homelessnessIn McFarland & H.B. Wehbe-Alamah (Eds.) (Eds.) ,Transcultural nursing: Concepts, theories, research, and practice (4th ed.)New York :McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings .Author.
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Publicity
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  • (2013). Perspectives on Nursing ,Magazine ,Cincinnati Magazine
  • (2013). The flu - It's everywhere! ,Radio ,WLW News Radio
  • (2013). The flu epidemic ,Radio ,WLW News Radio
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Invited Presentations
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  • Lee, R. C. & Weber, J. (10-2016). Supported by faith: Spirituality in the lives of families and Veterans experiencing homelessness..42nd Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference ,Cincinnati, OH. International
  • Weber, J. & Lee, R. C. (10-2016). Military culture influences health outcomes among homeless Veterans who served during the Vietnam War era.42nd Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference ,Cincinnati, OH. International
  • Frazeem S., Huff, J. E., & Lee, R. C. (10-2016). Cultural tailoring of an intervention to enhance patient and family centered care on a hemodialysis and apheresis unit.42nd Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference ,Cincinnati, OH. International
  • Ali, O. & Lee, R. C. (09-2016). Leadership and mentorship: A likely pair.Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Connection ,Indianapolis, IN. International
  • Lee, R. C. (11-2015). Enhancing care of vulnerable populations through development of a holistic model to evaluate interprofessional education. Invited poster presentation.Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Biennial Convention. ,Las Vegas, NV. International
  • Lee, R. C. (10-2015). Community-Academic partnerships: Collaborative care to improve pneumococcal immunization rates in an underserved population.Podium presentation. 41st Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference ,Portland, OR.. International
  • Lee, R. C., & Weber, J. (05-2015). The experiences, meanings, and needs of urban Appalachian mothers transitioning from homelessness.2015 National Health Care for the Homeless Conference & Policy Symposium ,Washington, DC.. National
  • Lee, R. C. (04-2014). (In Press). Creating community partnerships in order to promote health among vulnerable populations., University of Cincinnati Public Health Week. ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (04-2014). (In Press). Culture, diversity, & health.UC College of Nursing ,Cincinnati, OH. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (03-2014). (In Press). University of Cincinnati Open School.University of Cincinnati College of Pharmacy Professional Development Seminar Panel Discussion ,Cincinnati, OH. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (03-2014). (In Press). The future belongs to dreamers., University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Spring Scholarship Luncheon ,Blue Ash, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (02-2014). (In Press). Vulnerable populations in the community.University of Cincinnati Foundations of EMS and Community Paramedicine ,Mason, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (02-2014). (In Press). Education, collaboration, and transformation: University of Cincinnati Open School.University of Cincinnati Diversity and Inclusion Series Panel Discussion ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (10-2013). (In Press). The supportive care experiences, meanings, and needs of urban Appalachian mothers transitioning from homelessness.39th Annual Transcultural Nursing Society Conference ,Albuquerque, NM.. National
  • Lee, R. C. (07-2013). (In Press). Conducting community conversations with vulnerable populations.Community Paramedicine Conference, University of Cincinnati Fire Science & Emergency Management ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. & Clark, A. (05-2013). (In Press). The journey home: Caring with urban Appalachian families as they transition from homelessness.34th Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference ,Orlando, FL. National
  • Lee, R. C. (04-2013). (In Press). The state of the science: How it determines your research question., University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Institute for Nursing Research Educational Forum ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (04-2013). (In Press). The journey home: Understanding the social support needs of families transitioning from homelessness.Nursing Research Panel Discussion, 2013 University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Alumni Weekend ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (04-2013). (In Press). Culture, diversity, & health.. Invited Speaker, UC College of Nursing Co-Op Program ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. & Clark, A. (03-2013). (In Press). “Lessons from God”: Appalachian mothers’ positive framing of family homelessness.37th Annual MNRS Research Conference ,Chicago, IL.. National
  • Lee, R. C. (10-2012). (In Press). The journey home: Culture care meanings, expressions, and lifewaysof Appalachian mothers after leaving an urban homeless shelter .38th Annual Transcultural ,Orlando, FL. National
  • Lee, R. C. (05-2012). (In Press). Caring connections: Building bridges between nursing education and .33rd Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference, ,Philadelphia, PA. National
  • Lee, R. C. (05-2012). (In Press). End-of-life caring connections with dying children and their families..33rd Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference ,Philadelphia, PA.. National
  • Lee, R. C. (02-2012). (In Press). Understanding vulnerable populations from a public health.Introduction to Public Health, University of Cincinnati College of Health Education and Promotion ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (02-2012). (In Press). Transcultural women’s wellness during life transitions.Procter & Gamble Feminine Care Research & Development Division, The Procter & Gamble Company ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (11-2011). (In Press). Nurturing trust and enhancing safety through culturally congruent professional relationships.2011 Nursing Grand Rounds, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Mehta, P., Sharma, M. & Lee, R. C. (11-2011). (In Press). ). Developing and testing the efficacy of a Health Belief Model based HPV vaccine promotion intervention.Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality ,Houston, TX. . National
  • Lee, R. C. (09-2011). (In Press). ). Cultural sensitivity in health care education: What’s humility gotto do with it? .2011 Regional Health Care Educators Conference, CincinnatiChildren’s Hospital and Medical Center ,Cincinnati, OH. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (06-2011). (In Press). Living under the roof of hope: Spending time listening to the voices ofhomeless families experiencing homelessness .Southwestern Ohio Nurses Association Community Health Panel ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (06-2011). (In Press). “Seeing with new eyes”: An educational framework for understanding vulnerability and marginalization.32nd Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference ,University of Texas Health Center, San Antonio, TX. National
  • Lee, R. C. (05-2011). (In Press). Cultural humility as the foundation of culturally competent practice,education, and research .Continuing Nursing Education Session, 2011 University of Cincinnati College of Nursing Alumni Weekend ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (05-2011). (In Press). Nurturing trust through culturally congruent nurse-client relationships.Nurses Week Celebration, The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton ,Dayton, OH. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (04-2011). (In Press). Reshaping the future, honoring the past: Victim to victor.National Crime Victim’s Rights Week, Neighborhood Houses Celebration ,Cincinnati, OH. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (11-2010). (In Press). Diversity & cultural competence.American Cancer Society Regional All-Staff Training ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (10-2010). (In Press). The influence of culture and gender on the experience of homelessness for Appalachian mothers living in an urban homeless shelter.Sociology & Gender, Miami University ,Hamilton, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (10-2010). (In Press). Appalachian culture and health.Nursing for Health & Wellness, Wright State University ,Dayton, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (10-2010). (In Press). Honoring the collective voices of mothers experiencing homelessness..36th Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society ,Atlanta, GA.. National
  • Lee, R. C. (07-2010). (In Press). Community health nursing.Guest Lecturer, University of Cincinnati Korean International Student Experience ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (06-2010). (In Press). Urban Appalachian families experiencing homelessness: Drawing strength from a web of connectedness.31st Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference ,Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis, MN.. National
  • Lee, R. C. (03-2010). (In Press). Cancer, culture, and competence.American Cancer Society Regional Conference ,Cincinnati, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (11-2009). Not being homeless: Appalachian mothers’ search for identitywhile living in a homeless shelter .Sociology & Place Identity, Miami University ,Hamilton, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (10-2009). (In Press). The meaning of health, illness, & wellness for urban Appalachian mothers living in a homeless shelter.Transcultural Nursing Society 35th Annual Conference ,Seattle, WA. National
  • Lee, R. C. (09-2009). (In Press). Caring for Students: It’s in Our DNA.Raymond Walters College Faculty & Staff Convocation ,Blue Ash, OH.. Local
  • Lee, R. C. (08-2009). (In Press). Appalachian health.Invited Speaker, Ohio Patient Safety Institute2009 Teleconference Series “Understanding diversity: Making a difference in patient safety ,Columbus, OH.. Regional
  • Lee, R. C. (05-2009). (In Press). Public health nurses: Speaking the language of the people.Invited Speaker/Keynote Address Cincinnati Health Department Public Health Nurses Week Celebration ,Cincinnati, OH.. Regional
  • Lee, R. C. (05-2009). (In Press). Is there life after nursing school? The journey to find your place in nursing .Invited Speaker/Keynote Address Raymond Walters College Nurses’ Week Celebration ,Cincinnati, OH.. Regional
  • Lee, R. C. (03-2009). (In Press). ). Lessons from Appalachian mothers caring for their children during homelessness .Urban Appalachian Research Council ,Cincinnati, OH.. Regional
  • Lee, R. C. (03-2009). (In Press). Sharing the wisdom of mothers experiencing homelessness.Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless ,Cincinnati, OH.. Regional
  • Lee, R. C. (09-2008). (In Press). Living under the roof of hope: Listening to the voices of homeless mothers.Transcultural Nursing Society 34th Annual Conference ,Minneapolis, MN. Regional
  • Lee, R. C., & Morris, E. (04-2008). (In Press). Nurturing the Future: Mentoring caring researchers.30th Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference ,Chapel Hill, NC. National
  • Barnum, A., Rowe, C., Lee, R. C., & Kees, J. (03-2008). (In Press). MDFT in four dimensions: Uniting to bring science and service together.Joint Meeting on Adolescent Treatment Effectiveness ,Washington.. National
  • Lee, RC (05/16/2007). Caring as a Guide to Enhancing the Well-Being of Homeless Families.29th Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference ,St Louis, MO.
  • Lee, R. C. (05-2007). Caring as a guide to enhancing the well-being of homeless families.29th Annual International Association for Human Caring Conference ,St. Louis, MO . National
  • Lee, RC (11/01/2006). A Shoulder to Lean On: The Important of Social Support During Pregnancy for Black Women.Transcultural Nursing Society 32nd Annual Conference ,Annapolis, MD.
  • Lee, RC (11/01/2006). Planting the Seeds of Transcultural Nursing: The Role of Community Health Experiences in the Education of Undergraduate Nursing Students.Transcultural Nursing Society 32nd Annual Conference ,Annapolis, MD.
  • Lee, R. C. (11-2006). (In Press). Planting the seeds of transcultural nursing: The role ofcommunity health experiences in the education of undergraduate nursing students .Transcultural Nursing Society 32nd Annual Conference ,Annapolis, MD. Regional
  • Lee, R. C. (11-2006). (In Press). “A shoulder to lean on:” The importance of social support during pregnancy for Black women .Transcultural Nursing Society 32nd Annual Conference ,Annapolis, MD. Regional
  • Savage, C., Anthony, J., & Lee, R. C. (04-2005). The culture of pregnancy and infant care for African American women: An ethnographic study, presentation.Midwest Nursing Research Society ,Cincinnati, OH.. National
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Poster Presentations
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  • Lee, R. C. (11-2015). Enhancing care of vulnerable populations through development of a holistic model to evaluate interprofesisonal education.Sigma Theta Tau International 43rd Bienniel Convention ,Las Vegas, NV. International
  • Clark, A. & Lee, R. C. (03-2013). Transitioning through family homelessness and the effect of substance abuse on social support systems.37th Annual MNRS Research Conference ,Chicago, IL.. National
  • Christenson, E. & Lee, R. C. (03-2013). Interprofessional healthcare students’ attitudes towards people experiencing homelessness: An integrative review.37th Annual MNRS Research Conference ,Chicago, IL.. National
  • Gillespie, G. L., Papa, A., Gomez, L., & Lee, R. (05-2012). Environmental risks for workplace violence in Cuban healthcare settings.Poster presented at the National Conference for Workplace Violence Prevention and Management in Healthcare Settings ,Cincinnati, OH. . National
  • Diers, T., Brown, B., Buring, S., Kiesler, J., Lee, R., Murdock, J., Rosing, J., & Van Loon, R.A. (12-2010). (In Press). UC Health Professions Education Collaborative: Interprofessional education to improve the health of vulnerable populations.Institute for Healthcare Improvement 22nd National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care ,Orlando, FL.. National
  • Diers, T., Brown, B., Buring, S., Eckman, M., Filak, A., Gunderson, A., Lee, R., Murdock, J., Robbins, A., Shambley-Ebron, D., Van Loon, R. A (12-2009). (In Press). Interprofessional education to improve the health of vulnerable populations.Institute for Healthcare Improvement 21st National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care ,Orlando, FL. National
  • Weidner, N., Byczkowski, T., Cameron, M., McBride, J., & Lee, R. C. (10-2007). Measuring what matters.Ohio Pediatric Palliative & End of Life Care Network Conference ,Dublin, OH. Regional
  • Lee, RC (06/20/2006). The Experience of Pregnancy Among African American Women Living in a Low-Income Urban Community.Association of Community Health Nursing Educators 2006 Spring Institute & Research Conference ,Pasadena, CA. National
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Recent Awards/Honors
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  • Ohio Nurse of the Year, Educator Nominee,2016
  • Legacy Award.UC College of Nursing ,2015
  • Faculty Scholar.Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Academy ,2014,2015
  • Day Center Volunteer of the Year, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati ,2012
  • Mentor, Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Women’s Summer Scholar Program ,2012
  • Transcultural Scholar, Induction by the Transcultural Nursing Society ,2012
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The Dream Continues” Award.University Hospital/UC ,Local,2010
  • Transcultural Nursing Society Research Award ,2010
  • Leininger Research Award., International Association for Human Caring ,2010
  • Alumni Association Mosaic Award.University of Cincinnati ,2010
  • Rosalee C. Yeaworth Outstanding Teaching Award.UC College of Nursing ,2010
  • Summer Research Institute Research Fellow.Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations NINR .University of Texas Austin ,National,2009
  • Elizabeth Kemble Award for Excellence in Nursing.University of Cincinnati, College of Nursing,2009,2009
  • Distinguished Alumni Award.University of Cincinnati Raymond Walters College,2009,2009
  • Leininger Research Award.International Association for Human Caring,2007,2007
  • Graduate Assistant Teaching Award Finalist.University of Cincinnati,2007,2007
  • Graduate Student Award.University of Cincinnati College of Nursing; Also awarded in 2007,2005,2005
  • Graduate Student of Merit Award.Ohio Public Health Association,2005,2005
  • Graduate Assistantship.University of Cincinnati,2004,2007
  • Nellie Franz Academic Scholarship.Also awarded in 2007,2003,2003
  • Clinical Excellence Award.Raymond Walters College,2001,2001
  • Caring Nurse Award.Raymond Walters College,2001,2001
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Human Protocols
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  • Co-Investigator
    Storytelling about Type 2 Diabetes
    Human Genetics

    Staff: Newman, Randa (Other); Myers, Melanie (Sub-investigator); Sheikh, Rania (Sub-investigator); Lee, Rebecca (Sub-investigator); Arduser, Lora (Sub-investigator)
    Approval Date:07/29/2015
  • Co-Investigator
    Health Promotion and Homelessness
    College of Nursing

    Staff: Brehm, Bonnie (Sub-investigator)
    Approval Date:02/13/2017
  • Principal Investigator
    Health Promotion and Homelessness
    College of Nursing

    Staff: Brehm, Bonnie (Sub-investigator)
    Approval Date:02/13/2017
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