Jung Hye Sung Lee, Sc.D

Biostatistics Concentration




350 W. Woodrow Wilson Drive, Suite 320
Jackson, MS 39213-7681
Office Phone: 601-979-8792
Email: jung.h.lee@jsums.edu
P.O. Box 17067 (JSU Campus Mail Only)



Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea        MPH       02/1992       Public Health
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA,             Sc.D       05/2000       Biostatistics


Research/Professional Interests, Specialization:

  • Generalized Linear Models
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Predictive Models
  • Joint models for longitudinal and survival data
  • Mixed effect models for repeated measurement data
  • Clinical research of cardiovascular diseases



  1. Received “Faculty of the Year- Teaching Award” at College of Public Service, Jackson State University, 2015
  2. Received Faculty Excellence Award at Jackson State University, 2014
  3. Received Presidential Creative Award at Jackson State University, 2014
  4. Received the 1st Place Award of the presentation contest at the 13th Annual Conference on Eliminating Health Disparities “Translating the Science of Obesity to Healthy You”. Jackson Convention Center, Jackson, Mississippi.  Oct. 24-25, 2013
  5. Received “Faculty of the Year- Research and Scholarship Award” at College of Public Service, Jackson State University, 2013
  6. Received “One JSU Excellence Award (Outstanding Professor)” at Jackson State University, 2012
  7. Received 1st Place Award of the presentation contest at the 10th Annual Conference on Eliminating Health Disparities “Healthy Eating”. Hilton Jackson Convention Center, Jackson, Mississippi. Oct. 8-10, 2010.



  • Associate Professor, May 2015 – Present
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    School of Public Health Initiative
    Jackson State University
  • Adjunct Biostatistician, Jan. 2010 – Present
    Research Centers in Minority Institutions Translational Research Network (RCMI/RTRN)
    Data Technology Coordinating Center
    Jackson State University
  • Instructor, August 2013 – Present
    The Graduate Training and Education Center (GTEC)


Selected Peer-reviewed Publications

  1. Jae Eun Lee, Jung Hye Sung, Mohamad Malouhi. Statistical Validation of a Web-based GIS Application: Applicability to Cardiovascular-Related Studies. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  Accepted in September, 2015
  2. Jae Eun Lee, Jung Hye Sung, M. Edwinna  Barnett, Keith Norris. User-Friendly Data-Sharing Practices for Fostering Collaboration within a Research Network: Roles of a Vanguard Center for the Community-Based Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Accepted in November, 2015
  3. Jung Hye Sung, Joseph Yeboah, Jae Eun Lee, Che L Smith, James G. Terry, Mario Sims, Tandaw Samdarshi, Solomon Musani, Ervin Fox, Yaorong Ge, James G.  Wilson, Herman A Taylor, J. Jeffery Carr. Diagnostic Value of Coronary Artery Calcium Score for Cardiovascular Disease in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. 2016 Vol.: 11, Issue.: 2
  4. Vanessa Xanthakis Jung Hye Sung,  Tandaw E. Samdarshi, Alethea N. Hill, Solomon K. Musani, Mario Sims, Kamel A. Ghraibeh , Philip R. Liebson, Herman A. Taylor,  Ramachandran S. Vasan, Ervin R. Fox, The Relations of Subclinical Disease to Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, and Its Prognostic Significance: The Jackson Heart Study. Diabetes Care. 2015 Jun;38(6):1082-8,  PMID:25765357
  5. Jung Hye Sung, Jae Eun Lee, Tandaw E. Samdarshi, Harsha S. Nagarajarao, Jason K. Taylor, Khushboo Agrawal, Herman A. Taylor, Jr. and Ervin R. Fox. The Relation to C-reactive Protein to Subclinical Disease in African Americans : (the Jackson Heart Study)  Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine. 2014 May;15(5):371-6. PMID:24751480
  6. Vincent L. Mendy, Mario J. Azevedo, Daniel F. Sarpong, Sylvia E. Rosas, Olugbemiga T. Ekundayo, , Jung Hye Sung, ,  Azad R. Bhuiyan, Brenda C. Jenkins, Clifton Addison, The association between individual and combined components of metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease among African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 3;9(7) PMID:24991817
  7. Bobby Tullos, Jung Hye Sung, Jae Eun Lee, Michael H. Criqui, Herman Taylor, The Relationship Between the Ankle-Brachial Index and Aortic Calcification: The Jackson Heart Study. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, Volume 29, Issue 4 (2013), Page 891-897.
  8. Ervin R. Fox, Solomon K. Musani, Aurelian Bidulescu, Harsha S. Nagarajarao, Tandaw E. Samdarshi, Samson Y. Gebreab. Jung Hye Sung, Michael W. Steffes, Thomas J. Wang, Herman A. Taylor, Ramachandran S. Vasan, The Relations of Obesity to Circulating B-type Natriuretic Peptide Concentrations in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study, Circulation. 2011; 124: 824-829
  9. Patricia M. Dubbert, Barbara Ainsworth, Jung Hye Sung, Jennifer Robinson, Sharon B. Wyatt, Teresa Carithers, Robert Newton, Jamie L. Rhudy, Krista Barbour, Barbara Sternfeld, Herman Taylor. Physical Activity and Obesity in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. Ethnicity and Disease. Vol. 20 Autumn 2010: 383-389
  10. Jae Eun Lee, Jung Hye Sung, WonJae Lee, Inok Moon. Access to and utilization of the open source data-related to adolescent health. The Korean Society for School Health Education, Vol.11 (1) June 2010: pp. 67-78
  11. Jae Eun Lee, James Perkins, M. Edwina Barnett, Daniel Sarpong, and Jung Hye Sung. Importance of Capacity Assessment for an Early Staged-Research Network Designed to Eliminate Health Disparity: Lessons from RTRN. Ethnicity and Disease, 20(suppl.1) 2010: pp. 5-8.
  12. Jiankang Liu, Jung Hye Sung, Kenneth Butler, Sarah Buxbaum, Brenda Campbell, and Herman Taylor. Leptinemia and its Association with Stroke and Coronary Heart Disease in the Jackson Heart Study. Clinical Endocrinology, Volume 72, Number 1, January 2010 , pp. 32-37(6)
  13. Todd A. Smitherman, Patricia M. Dubbert, Karen B. Grothe, Jung Hye Sung, Darla E. Kendzor, Jared P. Reis, Barbara E. Ainsworth, Robert L. Newton, Karen T. Lesniak, and Herman  A. Taylor, Validation of the Jackson Heart Study Physical Activity Survey in African Americans. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, Vol. 6, Sup. 1,  September 2009, pages S124–S132
  14. Herman Taylor, Jiankang Liu, Gregory Wilson, Micheal Steffes, Sherita H. Golden, Errol Crook, Claude D. Brunson, Jung Hye Sung, Distinct Component Profiles and High Risk among African Americans with the Metabolic Syndrome: The Jackson Heart Study. Diabetes Care. 2008 Jun;31(6):1248-53.
  15. William B. Ward, Jae Eun Lee, Jung Hye Sung . Using Data Hierarchies to Identify Health Disparities Geographically. Practicing Anthropology. 2007 29(4): 29-33
  16. Jae Eun Lee, Jung Hye Sung, William B. Ward, Peter J. Fos, Won Jae Lee. Utilization of the Emergency Room: Impact of Geographic Distance. Geospatial Health, 2007, 2:243-253
  17. Jae Eun Lee, Peter Fos, Jung Hye Sung, Brian Amy, Miguel Zuniga, Won Jae Lee, Jae Chang Lee. Relationship of Cataract Symptom of Preoperative Patients and Vision-Related Quality of Life. Quality of Life Research,  2005, 14:1845-1853.
  18. Peter J. Fos, Jae Eun Lee, Jung Hye Sung, Miguel A. Zuniga, Brian W. Amy. The Role of Quality Improvement in Disease Management: A State-wide Tuberculosis Control Success Story. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 2005,11(3):222-7.
  19. Jae Eun Lee, Peter Fos, Miguel Zuniga, Peter Kastl, Jung Hye Sung.  Health-Related Quality of Life in Cataract Patient: Cross-cultural comparison of utility and psychometric measures. Ophthalmic Epidemiology, 2003,10 (3): 117-191.
  20. Jae Eun Lee, Jung Hye Sung. Rasch Analysis of Korean Version of VF-14: Calibration and Unidimensionality. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, 2001;10 (4).
  21. Jae Eun Lee, Peter Fos, Miguel Zuniga, Peter Kastl, Jung Hye Sung. Assessing Health-Related Quality of Life in Cataract Patient: The relationship between utility and health-related quality of life measurement. Quality of Life Research, 2000;9(10):1127-1135.


Research Support:

  1. RTRN Small Grant (Sinha)                                                                    06/01/2015- 6/30/2016
    Source of Fund: Research Centers in Minority Institutions, NIH
    Role of inflammation in the progression of diabetic nephropathy among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study Cohort
    Role: Collaborator
  1. Delta CHES Data Processing and Data File Delivery (Lee)                05/01/2015- 11/30/2015
    Source of Fund: Mississippi State Department of Health
    Role: Principal Investigator
  1. HHSN268201300049C (Payton)                                                        08/31/2013 – 08/31/2018
    Source of Fund: NIH/NHLBI
    The Graduate Training and Education Center (GTEC)
    Role: Instructor
  1. U54MD008149 (Norris)                                                                     09/01/2012 – 08/31/2017
    Source of Fund: NIH/NIMHD
    RCMI Translational Research Network Data Coordinating Center; Charles Drew-Jackson State University RTRN Data Coordinating center (Sub Award)
    Role: Statistician
  1. 1 R01 HL104184-01A1 (Fox)                                                           08/09/2011 – 02/29/2016
    Source of Fund: NIH/NHLBI
    Clinical and Genetic Correlates of Vascular Function in African Americans: JHS
    Role: Biostatistician                                  
  1. 5U01AT006239-03 (Samdarshi)                                                     09/30/2010 – 09/29/2015
    Source of Fund: NIH/NCCAM
    Effects of Yoga on CVD Risk Factors among African Americans: Jackson Heart Study
    Role: Statistician                              
  1. R01 HL110068-01A1 (Samdarshi, Redline)                                  06/01/2012 – 05/31/2016
    Source of Fund: NIH/NHLBI
    Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Risk for CVD and Stroke in the Jackson Heart Study
    Role: Statistician