Rebecca C. Lee, PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, CTN-A
Associate Professor
CON Grad Prog & Admin Srvcs - 0038
Procter Hall - 212
513-558-5498
lee2rc@ucmail.uc.edu


 
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.

 
Research Support

  2016 2017 Interact For Health Health Promotion Among Adults Transitioning from Homelessness Role:PI $5,000.00 Active Grant

  2014 2015 Veterans Administration Patient-Centered Care Research Initiative Program How homeless Veterans manage their chronic health problems. Role:Collaborator $10,000 Completed Grant

  2012 2015 Pfizer Medical Education Group Community-academic partnership to improve pneumococcal immunization rates in an underserved population. Role:Co-PI $250,000 Completed Grant

  2012 2013 CCTST Improving health & health literacy in an underserved population through an interprofessional quality improvement project. Role:Co-PI $5,000 Completed Grant

  2011 2013 Merck Pharmaceuticals Predictors of HPV vaccination in college men: A qualitative inquiry. Role:Co-I $67,392 Completed Grant

  2011 2014 Pfizer Medical Education Group Creating a model of interprofessional care through team teaching of health professions learners in healthcare improvement Role:Co-PI $203,500 Completed Grant

  2010 2011 UC Faculty Development Council Improving care for vulnerable populations: A semester course for health professions learners. Role:PI $745 Completed Grant University

  2010 2013 Transcultural Nursing Society The Journey Home: Culture Care Meanings, Expressions, and Lifeways of Appalachian Role:PI $3,000.00

  2010 2012 Transcultural Nursing Society The Journey Home: Culture Care Meanings, Expressions, and Lifeways of Appalachian Mothers after Leaving an Urban Homeless Shelter Role:PI $3,000 Completed Grant International

  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 Role:PI $1,000 Completed Grant International

  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 Role:PI $1,000 Completed Grant International

  2007 2007 Mitzvah Challenge Grant, Jewish Federation of Cincinnati Enhancing Healthy Development of Homeless Children Through Play Role:Collaborator $1,500 Completed Grant Local

  2006 2007 Developmental Board of StarShine Hospice Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Development of a Measure of Family Satisfaction with Hospice Care Role:Co-I $10,000 Completed Grant Local

  2003 2005 University Research Council Faculty Support Award, University of Cincinnati African American Infant Mortality Health DIsparities Role:Collaborator $4,800 Completed Grant University


Publications
 
Published Abstracts

 

Clark, A. & Lee, R. C. (2013). Transitioning through family homelessness and the effect of substance abuse on social support systems [Abstract]. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

 

Lee, R. C. (2012). End-of-Life caring connections with dying children and their families [Abstract]. International Journal For Human Caring, 16(3), 66-67. Author

 

Lee, R. C. (2012). Caring connections: Building bridges between nursing education and community need [Abstract]. International Journal For Human Caring, 16(3), 66.Author

 

Lee, R. C (2011). Seeing with new eyes:” An educational framework for understanding vulnerability and marginalization [Abstract]. International Journal For Human Caring, 15(3), 71.Author

 

Lee, R. (2010). Urban Appalachian families experiencing homelessness: Drawing strength from a web of connectedness [Abstract]. International Journal For Human Caring, 12(3), 72.Author

 

Lee, R., & Morris, E. (2008). Nurturing the future: Mentoring caring researchers [Abstract]. International Journal For Human Caring, 12(3), 94.Co-Author

 

Lee, R. (2007). Caring as a guide to enhance the well-being of homeless families [Abstract]. International Journal For Human Caring, 11(3), 60.Author

 
Peer Reviewed Publications

 

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.Author

 

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.Author

 

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.Author

 

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.Author

 

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.Author

 

Lee, R. C. (2012). Family homelessness viewed through the lens of health and human rights. Advances in Nursing Science, 35(2), E47-E59.Author

 

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.Author

 

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.Author

 

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.Co-Author

 

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.

 
Invited Publications

  Lee, R. C. 2012 Ask the expert: Strategies for incorporating diversity into the curriculum Spectrum: University of Cincinnati Diversity Council Bulletin 1 1 7 Author

 
Other Publications

 

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. Author

 

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. Author

 
Book Chapter

 

Lee, R. C. (2015). Vulnerable populations. In Savage & J. Kub(Eds.), Public health science and nursing practice: Caring for populations. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, Company.Author

 

Lee, R. C. (2011). Human rights. In H.R. In 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 homelessness. In McFarland & H.B. Wehbe-Alamah (Eds.)(Eds.), Transcultural nursing: Concepts, theories, research, and practice (4th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings.Author


Additional Publications
 
Publicity

 

Cincinnati Magazine Perspectives on Nursing Magazine 2013

 

WLW News Radio The flu - It's everywhere! Radio 2013

 

WLW News Radio The flu epidemic Radio 2013


Presentations
 
Invited Presentations

 

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. to 05/19/2007

 

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. to 11/04/2006

 

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. 11/04/2006

 

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

 
Poster Presentations

 

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

 
Honors and Awards

  2016 Ohio Nurse of the Year, Educator Nominee Nomination

  2015 Legacy Award UC College of Nursing

  2014 -2015 Faculty Scholar Sigma Theta Tau International Leadership Academy Recipient

  2012 Day Center Volunteer of the Year, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati Recipient

  2012 Mentor, Women in Science & Engineering (WISE) Women's Summer Scholar Program Recipient

  2012 Transcultural Scholar, Induction by the Transcultural Nursing Society Recipient

  2010 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “The Dream Continues” Award University Hospital/UC Recipient Local

  2010 Transcultural Nursing Society Research Award Recipient

  2010 Leininger Research Award , International Association for Human Caring Recipient

  2010 Alumni Association Mosaic Award University of Cincinnati Recipient

  2010 Rosalee C. Yeaworth Outstanding Teaching Award UC College of Nursing Recipient

  2009 Summer Research Institute Research Fellow Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations NINR University of Texas Austin Recipient National

  2009 -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

  2007 -2007 Leininger Research Award International Association for Human Caring

  2007 -2007 Graduate Assistant Teaching Award Finalist University of Cincinnati

  2005 -2005 Graduate Student Award University of Cincinnati College of Nursing; Also awarded in 2007

  2005 -2005 Graduate Student of Merit Award Ohio Public Health Association

  2004 -2007 Graduate Assistantship University of Cincinnati

  2003 -2003 Nellie Franz Academic Scholarship Also awarded in 2007

  2001 -2001 Clinical Excellence Award Raymond Walters College

  2001 -2001 Caring Nurse Award Raymond Walters College

 
Positions and Work Experience

  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

 
Education

  Institution:University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH PhD 2008 Nursing Research

  Institution:University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH MS 2005 Community Health Nursing

  Institution:University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH BSN 2003 Nursing

  Institution:University of Cincinnati, Raymond Walters College Blue Ash, OH ADN 2001 Nursing Technology

  Institution:Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Blacksburg, VA BS 1983 Major in Biology/Microbiology, Minor in Chemistry

 
Board Certifications & Licenses

  State of Ohio Clinical Nurse Specialist 02-2006 Current 07-2016

  ANCC Clinical Specialist in Community/Public Health Nursing 12-2005 Board certified: 2005-2010; 2010-2015; 2015-2020

  State of Ohio Registered Nurse 07-2001 Current 07-2016

  Transcultural Nursing Society Certified Transcultural Nurse - Advanced 2010 Certified 2010-2015; 2015-2020

 
Research and Practice Interests

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

 
Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  University of Cincinnati Open School Chapter Institute for Healthcare Improvement

  Association of Community Health Educators

  Ohio Public Health Association OH

  American Public Health Association

  Midwest Nursing Research Society

  2012 -2015 Secretary International Association for Human Caring

  2012 -2018 Second Vice President Transcultural Nursing Society

  2014 to Present Member National Health Care for the Homeless Research Council

  2002 to Present Member Sigma Theta Tau International

 
Preferred Information

  Associate Professor Rebecca C. Lee Degrees:PhD, RN, PHCNS-BC, CTN-A Associate Professor

 
Contact Information

  Location Name:212 Procter Hall Phone:513-558-5498 Email:lee2rc@ucmail.uc.edu

 
IRB Protocol

  2015-2977 Storytelling about Type 2 Diabetes Approval:07/29/2015 Co-Investigator Warsinske, Kelly Myers, Melanie; Lee, Rebecca; Arduser, Lora Study Application Human Genetics Newman, Randa (Other); Myers, Melanie (Sub-investigator); Sheikh, Rania (Sub-investigator); Lee, Rebecca (Sub-investigator); Arduser, Lora (Sub-investigator)

  2016-5126 Health Promotion and Homelessness Approval:02/13/2017 Co-Investigator Lee, Rebecca Lee, Rebecca Study Application College of Nursing Brehm, Bonnie (Sub-investigator)

  2016-5126 Health Promotion and Homelessness Approval:02/13/2017 Principal Investigator Lee, Rebecca Lee, Rebecca Study Application College of Nursing Brehm, Bonnie (Sub-investigator)