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Jinwoo Lee

PRC Graduate Student Trainee M.A., Korea University

PRC Graduate Student Trainee; PhD Candidate
Jinwoo Lee

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Biography

Jinwoo is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and a Graduate Student Trainee in Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Jinwoo's research interests include Social Relationships and Health, Religion and Health, Social Psychology, Medical Sociology, Family Sociology, Aging and Life Course, and Quantitative Research Method. The overarching theme of his research is social relationships and health. Jinwoo is especially interested in 1) conceptual mechanisms underlying the role of relationship structure (i.e., hierarchical levels of social ties) and relationship content (i.e., positive and negative support) in shaping health outcomes, 2) social contexts (i.e., religious involvement, life course variation) that either promote or suppress the link between social relationships and health, and 3) psychosocial factors, such as mastery and self-esteem, as mediators and moderators of the association between social ties and health. Related to and extending his interest in health consequences of social relationships is his focus on the link between religion and health. His publications in religion and health have appeared in several Journals. Aside from research experiences, he has been teaching 'Sociology of Health and Well-being' for several semesters and is interested in teaching social statistics.

Interests

Social Relationships and Health, Religion and Health, Social Psychology, Medical Sociology, Family Sociology, Aging and Life Course, and Quantitative Research Method

Publications

Ellison, Christopher G., and Jinwoo Lee. 2010.  Spiritual Struggles and Psychological Distress: Is there a Dark Side of Religion? Social Indictors Research 98:501-517.

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Page, Robin L., Christopher G. Ellison, and Jinwoo Lee. 2009.  “Religious Involvement and Health Risk Behaviors Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women.” Maternal and Child Health Journal 13: 621-632.

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Ellison, Christopher G., Jinwoo Lee, Neal M. Krause, Terrence D. Hill, and John P. Marcum.2009. “Faith and Fitness: Religious Beliefs, Congregational Support, and Exercise in a Nationwide Survey of Presbyterians.” Pp.  165-184 iIn Faith and Well-Being in Later Life: Linking Theories with Evidence in an Interdisciplinary Inquiry, edited by Amy L. Ai and Monika Ardelt. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Ellison, Christopher G., Jinwoo Lee, Maureen R. Benjamins, Neal M. Krause, Daniell Nicole Ryan, and John P. Marcum. 2008.“Congregational Support Networks, Health Beliefs, and Annual Medical Exams: Findings from a Nationwide Sample of Presbyterians.” Review of Religious Research 50:176-193.

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