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Sunghee Lee, PhD


Research Associate Professor
Institute for Social Research

Sunghee Lee is a survey methodologist whose research interest evolves around improving data quality through inclusivity. As this has profound implications for equity in social programs and policy decisions, she has been examining specifically two data quality angles: representation and measurement. Her research focuses on identifying and addressing error sources that affect inclusivity, including coverage, nonresponse, translation, question order and response style, often in the intersection with cultural norms.

Research Area(s)

Biostatistics | Health disparities | Population Health | Surveys


  • Co-investigator of: The financial burden of cancer for low-income patients before and after the Affordable Care Act
  • Principal investigator of: Adaptive Web-based Respondent Driven Sampling (A-WRDS) for Racial/Ethnic Minority Data Collection under the Multiple Frame Estimation Framework
  • Co-investigator of: Michigan Farmworker Project: Development of a Quantitative Instrument on the Impact of Labor Exploitation and Labor Trafficking in the Context of Environmental and Occupational Working Conditions of Farmworkers
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