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Jae In Lee

Jae In Lee

Student Research Affiliate

1103 Art-Sociology
College Park , Maryland 20742


  1. M.A. in Sociology, Korea University, 2011 (Completed coursework)
  2. B.A. in Sociology, Korea University, 2009


I am a second year doctoral student in the Department of Sociology. My primary research area is Demography, related to a variety of combinations of personal and regional factors affecting health disparities especially for socially vulnerable groups. Also, I am interested in the various accumulated disadvantages in the life course which drive 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 a recent steep increase of suicide rates and diverged patterns by age group and gender.   

Currently, I am serving as a T.A. for "Introductory Statistics for Sociology (SOCY201)" - one of the required statistics courses for undergraduate students. I also served as a T.A. for "Introduction to Research Methods in Sociology (SOCY202)", another required methodology class. I love to interact with students, and I am eager to find the most effective way to help them understand research methods using statistics programs.   

Before arriving at Maryland, I served in the National Military Service as a supplier in the Republic of Korea Air Force. After receiving my B.A. degree in Sociology, I worked as an assistant researcher at the Korean Women’s 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 ties, and information policy.

Specialty Areas: Demography, Stratification, Aging, Family, Health, Quantitative Methodology






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