Research Fellow working with Dr. Laura Zahodne
Dr. Lee is a postdoctoral research fellow working with Dr. Zahodne. She received her Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) from Michigan State University with a concentration on lifespan human development and family diversity. Guided by the bioecological framework, life course perspective, and family systems theory, Dr. Lee's research is driven by the question; what are the intra-personal, inter-personal, and contextual factors that are the foundation for resilience and thriving as we age? She is particularly interested in exploring these questions in the realm of close social relationships and social network characteristics. Currently, her research is investigating the patterns and mechanisms in which marriage and close friendships affect cognition in diverse populations. Prior to joining the lab, she gained professional experience as an aging policy researcher at Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs and postdoctoral training from Florida State University.