Eun-Jeong Lee

  • Associate Professor of Psychology

Eun-Jeong Lee is an associate professor of counseling and rehabilitation science in the Department of Psychology. Her current duties include teaching two graduate level courses in multicultural and psychosocial issues in rehabilitation and mental health counseling, applied group counseling, medical aspects of disabling conditions, and rehabilitation engineering technology. She also supervises master's degree students during counseling practicum and internship experiences.

Lee received her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007. She completed a one-year pre-doctoral psychology internship in the Charles G. Matthews Neuropsychology Lab at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and the Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center of the Mendota Mental Health Institute. She also worked for four years as a psychologist in Korea after receiving her master's degree in developmental psychology from the Catholic University of Korea.

Her work, both independently and collaboratively, has contributed to the field or rehabilitation and furthered our understanding in several important domains related to psychosocial adaptation to disability. Under the umbrella of psychosocial adjustment, the six topics listed below comprise the primary research areas she has been actively working and publishing in: (a) Co-existing disability and mental health issues; (b) Positive psychology and wellness among people with chronic illness and disability (CID); (c) Issues facing family and caregivers of people with CID; (d) Multicultural issues related to help-seeking behavior; (e) Vocational rehabilitation; and (f) Research methodology. Dr. Lee has also served as an executive board member for APA Division 22 (Rehabilitation Psychology) and National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE) and as an editorial board member for national and international Journals.


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (2007)
M.A., The Catholic University of Korea (1999)
B.A., The Catholic University of Korea (1997)

Research Interests

Co-existing disability and mental health issues

Positive psychology and wellness among people with chronic illness and disability (CID)

Issues facing family and caregivers of people with CID

Multicultural issues related to help-seeking behavior

Vocational rehabilitation

Research methodology


Lee, E.-J., Ditchman, N., Fong, M. W. M., Piper, L., & Feigon, M. (in press). Mental health service seeking among Korean international students in the United States: A path analysis. Journal of Community Psychology.

Lee, E.-J., DeDios, S., Fong, M.W.M., Simonette, C., & Lee, G.-K. (in press). Gender differences in coping among spousal caregivers of persons with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Rehabilitation.

Lee, E.-J., Chan, F., Ditchman, N., & Feigon, M. (2013). Factors influencing Korean international students’ preferences for mental health professionals: A conjoint analysis. Journal of Community mental Health. doi:10.1007/s10597-013-9594-6

Lee, E.-J., DeDios, S., Simonette, C., & Lee, G. K. (2013). Family adaptation model for spousal caregivers of people with multiple sclerosis: Testing the stress-processing theory. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 39, 91-100. doi: 10.3233/JVR-130647

Fujukawa, M., Lee, E.-J., Catalano, D. Chan, F., Hunter, C., Bengtson, K., & Rahimi, M. (2013). The Connor-Davidson Resilience scale as a positive psychology measure for people with spinal cord injuries. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 27, 213-222.

Bezyak, J. L., Chan, F., Lee, E.-J., Catalano, D., & Chiu, C.-Y. (2012). Physical activity in individuals with severe mental illness: Case manager vs client ratings. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 56, 62-64. doi:10.1177/0034355212439757

Lee, E.-J., Wu, M.-Y., Lee, G. K., Cheing, G., & Chan, F. (2008). Catastrophizing as a cognitive vulnerability factor related to depression in worker’s compensation patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 15, 182-192. doi: 10.1007/s10880-008-9118-7

Pruett, S. R., Lee, E.-J., Chan, F., Wang, M. H., & Lane, F. J. (2008). Dimensionality of the Contact With Disabled Persons Scale: Results from exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 51, 210-220. doi:10.1177/0034355209332998

Eun Jeong Lee

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