I am a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. My primary research area is family demography and mental health regarding variety mechanisms of relationships between personals and structural factors. Also, I am interested in various accumulated disadvantages in life course driving people into vicious circles such as poor physical and mental health. My M.A. thesis topic is "Differentials of Age-specific suicide rate by areas in South Korea", reflecting recent steep increase of suicide rate and diverged pattern by age group and gender.
 
Before arriving at Maryland, I served National Military Service as supplier in Republic of Korea Airforce. After my B.A. degree of Sociology, I worked as assistant researcher in Korean Women Development Institute, one of the most prestigious governmental research institutes in South Korea. I participated various researches related to returning female workers, strength of kinship tie, information policy.

Areas of Interest

  • Health Disparities
  • Aging Societies
  • Neighborhood Effect
  • Mental Disorder

Degrees

  • BA
    Sociology, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
  • MA
    Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Awards

  • 2014-05-01
    Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park ($4,000)
  • 2015-04-25
    Summer funding for ICPSR Statistics Course, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park ($5,000)
  • 2016-05-06
    Summer Graduate Student Summer Research Grant, Maryland Population Research Center, University of Maryland, College Park ($4,000)

Conferences

  • Mónica L. Caudillo, Seungwan Kim and Jae-In Lee. “Finding Common Ground? Female-Male Disagreement Over Pregnancy Intentions and Contraceptive Behavior” Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
  • Mónica L. Caudillo and Jae-In Lee. “Exposure to Community Violence and Dissolution of Marriages and Cohabitations in Mexico” Population Association of America Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.
  • Mónica L. Caudillo and Jae-In Lee. “Local Violence and Transitions to Premartial Cohabitation and Marriage in Mexico” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • Mónica L. Caudillo, Seungwan Kim and Jae-In Lee. “Female-Male Disagreement over Pregnancy Intentions and its Relationship to Contraceptive Behavior: An Assessment of Racial Disparities” American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
National
Republic of Korea Air Force (2003-2006), Completed duty as Airman First Class
Jaein Lee
Email
jlee [at] gettysburg.edu