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Nursing

Shih Yu "Sylvia" Lee, PhD, RN

Shih Yu "Sylvia" Lee,

Title: Professor
Department: Nursing
Building: BRB 2320
Email: shihyulee@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.565.5879

Degrees

  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
  • PhD - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • MS - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
  • BSN – University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • ADN – National Taipei College of Nursing, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

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Biography

Dr. Shih-Yu “Sylvia” Lee originally came from Taipei, Taiwan where she received her basic nursing education.  Before Dr. Lee came to the U.S. to pursue her advanced nursing education, she taught at the Junior Nursing Colleges in Taipei for eight years.  In the U.S. she has more than 20-years clinical experiences in the area of perinatal nursing with a focus on the high risk newborn. 

Dr. Lee has been teaching the doctoral level nursing education since 2006.  Her program of research seeks to understand the risk factors and mechanisms involving women and medically fragile infants who experienced stress, in order to promote resilience process and optimize individual and family well-being.  

Research interests:

Dr. Lee seek to understand the risk factors and mechanisms involving women and medically fragile infants who experienced stress, in order to promote resilience process and optimize individual and family well-being.  She has four lines of research: 1) culturally competent care for ethnic minority groups, 2) parental stress with a medically fragile infant with particular attention to the extent to which insomnia, desynchronized circadian activity rhythms, and depression respectively buffer or impede the effects of parental stress reactivity and regulation on parenting behavior, 3) symptoms management for sleep deprived child-bearing aged women by using bright light therapy, and 4) examine the interactions between genetic factors (i.e. genotypes of serotonin and dopamine) and environmental factors on depressive symptoms and maternal efficacy for mothers with medically fragile infants.

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