Biography

Soomi Lee is an interdisciplinary researcher who is interested in individual development and family relationships across the lifespan, with a special focus on middle and late adulthood. Her research topics include (1) the implications of work conditions for the health and well-being of employees and their family members, (2) time as a resource - time use and perceived time adequacy for daily activities, and (3) physiological and health biomarkers, including sleep, stress hormones, and cardiometabolic risks. After earning a B.S. in Child Development from Yonsei University in South Korea and working in professional fields, Soomi Lee earned a doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, working with Dr. David M. Almeida (/profile/DavidAlmeida). She is currently working with Dr. Orfeu Buxton (/profile/OrfeuBuxton) as a postdoctoral scholar in the department of Biobehavioral Health at the Pennsylvania State University.

Research Interests

Links between work and family across the lifespan, particularly in middle and late adulthood; The implications of work conditions for the health and well-being of employees and their family members, with a special focus on age and gender differences; Time as a resource – Time use and perceived time adequacy/pressure for daily activities (e.g., time with children, time with spouse, time for self – physical exercise & sleep); Physiological and health biomarkers, including sleep, stress hormones, and cardiometabolic risk

Education

  • Ph.D., Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  • M.S., Human Development and Family Studies, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, 2011
  • B.S., Child Development, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea, 1999