Ji-Young Lee, Ph.D., MSPH

Ji-Young Lee

Research Fellow
Department of Systems, Populations and Leadership

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482


  • Health disparities
  • MSM health
  • Intersectionality
  • Mental health

Ji-Young Lee, Ph.D., MSPH is a postdoctoral research fellow examining racial/ethnic differences in sexual identity development and its relationship with HIV-related outcomes such as substance use, mental health, and sexual risk, among racially diverse sexual minority men. During her doctoral training at the University of Miami, Ji-Young focused on briding the boundaries that have divided behavioral and biomedical approaches to HIV prevention among sexual minority men who use stimulants.  Specifically, Ji-Young examined the efficacy of a behavioral intervention for optimizing TasP, the associations of positive and negative affective states with biological processes relevant to HIV pathogenesis, and factors relevant to enhancing participation in HIV cure research.


  • Ph.D., University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 2020
  • MSPH, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 2016
  • BS, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 2014

Publication Highlights

  • Lee, J-Y., Lee, J.E., Moskowitz, J., Feaster, D., Neilands, T., Dilworth, S., Rodriguez, A., & Carrico. A. (2021, in press). An autoregressive cross-lagged model unraveling co-occurring stimulant use and HIV. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

  • Mutumba, M., Moskowitz, J., Neilands, T., Lee, J-Y., Dilworth, S., & Carrico, A. (2021, in press). A mindfulness-based, stress and coping model of craving in methamphetamine users. PLOS One

  • Lee, J-Y., St. George, S., Neilands, T., Rodriguez, A., Feaster, D., & Carrico, A. (2021, in press). Understanding willingness to participate in HIV biomedical research: a mixed methods investigation. AIDS and Behavior.

  • Lee, J-Y., Glynn, T., Moskowitz, J., Fuchs, D., Neilands, T., Dilworth, S., Feaster, D., Rodriguez, A., & Carrico, A. (2021, in press). Tryptophan depletion predicts lower positive affect in sexual minority men living with HIV who use methamphetamines. Journal of Neurovirology.

  • Salerno, J., Algarin, A., Shrader, C., Lee, J-Y., & Fish, J. (2021, in press). Changes in alcohol use since the onset of COVID-19 are associated with psychological distress among sexual and gender minority university students in the U.S. Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

  • Miller, M., Lee, J-Y., Fulcher, J., Roach, M., Dilworth, M., Chahine, A., Pallikkuth, S., Fuchs, D., Pahwa, S., & Carrico, A. (2020). Getting to the point: methamphetamine injection is associated with biomarkers relevant to HIV pathogenesis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 213, 108133.

  • Lee, J.L., Lee, J-Y., Meade, C., Cohn, M., Chahine, A., Dilworth, S.,… & Carrico, A. (2020). Tryptophan degradation is associated with impulsivity in methamphetamine users with treated HIV infection. Journal of Neurovirology, 26(5), 779-784.

  • Mitchell, J.W., Lee, J-Y., Wu, Y., Sullivan, P.S., & Stephenson, R. (2020). Feasibility and acceptability of an electronic health HIV prevention toolkit intervention with concordant HIV-negative, same-sex male couples on sexual agreement outcomes: pilot randomized controlled trial. JMIR Formative Research, 4(2), e16807. 

  • Lee, J-Y., Page, K., Stein, E., Evans, J., Sokunny, M.,… & Carrico, A. (2019). Who’s that SMARTGirl? Reaching Cambodian Female Entertainment and Sex Workers with HIV Prevention Services. AIDS and Behavior, ePub; doi: doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02532-6.

  • Lee, J-Y. & Mitchell, J.W. (2018). Expanding couples-based HIV testing and counseling (CHTC) to a larger variety of couples in the U.S.: Findings from a nation-wide, online survey of partnered adults. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 29(5), 728-736.

  • Mitchell, J.W., Lee, J-Y., Godoy, F., Asmar, L., & Perez, G. (2018). HIV-discordant and concordant HIV-positive male couples’ recommendations for how an eHealth HIV prevention toolkit for concordant HIV-negative male couples could be improved to meet their specific needs. AIDS Care, 30(sup2), 54-60.

  • Lee, H.H., Sung, J.H., Lee, J-Y., Lee, J.E. (2017). Differences by sex in association of mental health with video gaming or other nonacademic computer use among US adolescents. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14.

  • Lee, J-Y. & Mitchell, J.W. (2017). Brief Report: Who has a sexual agreement among mixed-sex partnered adults in the U.S? International Journal of Sexual Health, 29(4), 338-345.

  • Mitchell, J.W.*, Lee, J-Y.*, & Stephenson, R. (2016). How best to obtain valid, verifiable data online from male couples? Lessons learned from an eHealth HIV prevention intervention for HIV-negative male couples. Journal of Medical Internet Research Public Health and Surveillance, 2(2), e152. (*Co-first author)

  • Mitchell, J.W., Lee, J-Y., Woodyatt, C., Bauermeister, J., Sullivan, P., & Stephenson, R. (2016). Decisions about testing for HIV while in a relationship: perspectives from an urban, convenience sample of HIV-negative male couples who have a sexual agreement. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 46(4), 1069-1077.

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