Jaehee Yi, Ph.D.

Research Interests

  • Emerging Adulthood
  • Cancer Survivorship

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Social Work - Assistant Professor
  • Cancer Center Programs: Affiliate, non-programmatically aligned

Academic Bio

Jaehee Yi, PhD, is an assistant professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah and an investigator of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.Yi's research focus is cancer survivorship and the impact of cancer on individuals and families. She examines how social aspects such as stigma, social networks, and survivor identities affect this group. Her goal is to enhance survivors' quality of life. For future research, she plans to continue studying young adult cancer survivorship and expand her research internationally. Currently, Yi is conducting a study on cancer survivorship in South Korea.Yi earned the title Dean's Scholar at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where she received a PhD in social work. She received a masters degree in social work from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Southern California
Social Work
Ph.D.
Graduate Training University of Michigan
Social Work
M.S.W.
Undergraduate Ewha Womans University
English Language and Literature
B.A.

Global Impact

Education History

Type School Degree Country
Undergraduate Ewha Womans University
English Language and Literature
B.A. Korea

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Perceived long-term and physical health problems after cancer: adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer in Korea.Yi J, Kim MA, Tian T (2014). Perceived long-term and physical health problems after cancer: adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer in Korea. Eur J Oncol Nurs, 18(2), 145-50.
  2. Psychological distress in adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer in Korea.Kim MA, Yi J (2013). Psychological distress in adolescent and young adult survivors of childhood cancer in Korea. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs, 30(2), 99-108.
  3. Self-portraits of families with young adult cancer survivors: using photovoice.Yi J, Zebrack B (2010). Self-portraits of families with young adult cancer survivors: using photovoice. J Psychosoc Oncol, 28(3), 219-43.
  4. Caregiving behavior is associated with decreased mortality risk.Brown SL, Smith DM, Schulz R, Kabeto MU, Ubel PA, Poulin M, Yi J, Kim C, Langa KM (2009). Caregiving behavior is associated with decreased mortality risk. Psychol Sci, 20(4), 488-94.
  5. The effects of religiosity, spirituality, and social support on quality of life: a comparison between Korean American and Korean breast and gynecologic cancer survivors.Lim JW, Yi J (2009). The effects of religiosity, spirituality, and social support on quality of life: a comparison between Korean American and Korean breast and gynecologic cancer survivors. Oncol Nurs Forum, 36(6), 699-708.
  6. Acculturation, social support, and quality of life for Korean immigrant breast and gynecological cancer survivors.Lim JW, Yi J, Zebrack B (2008). Acculturation, social support, and quality of life for Korean immigrant breast and gynecological cancer survivors. Ethn Health, 13(3), 243-60.
  7. The impact of cancer and quality of life for long-term survivors.Zebrack BJ, Yi J, Petersen L, Ganz PA (2008). The impact of cancer and quality of life for long-term survivors. Psychooncology, 17(9), 891-900.

Review

  1. Cultural influences on the survivorship of families affected by childhood cancer: a case for using family systems theories.Yi J (2009). Cultural influences on the survivorship of families affected by childhood cancer: a case for using family systems theories. [Review]. Fam Syst Health, 27(3), 228-36.