Dr. Lee

Han Joo Lee

Assistant Professor

Office: Garland Hall 211
Phone: (414) 229-5858
e-mail: leehj@uwm.edu
Web Site: https://sites.google.com/site/uwmanxiety/


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2009

Research Interests:

My primary research interests are centered in adult psychopathology of anxiety disorders and their related emotional and personality problems with respect to their clinical manifestations, maintenance mechanisms, and potential risk factors (with an emphasis on obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder). Particularly, I am conducting experimental psychopathology studies to investigate the nature of maladaptive cognitive-perceptual information processing (e.g., attentional bias) underlying anxiety problems. Another line of my research interests is the utilization of web-based techniques in psychological assessment and intervention. I have developed several online assessment systems with my colleagues, including an online diagnostic interview system designed to evaluate individuals presenting with a variety of anxiety problems.


Lee, Han J., and Turkel, Jennifer E. “Treatment of Anxiety and comorbid Cluster A personality disorders.” Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders Ed. Storch, Eric A., and McKay, Dean. Springer. (2013) .
Cougle, Jesse R., Fitch, K E., Jacobson, S, and Lee, Han J. “A multi-method examination of the role of incompleteness in compulsive checking symptoms.” Journal of Anxiety Disorder 27. (2013): 231-239.
Josephs, Robert A., Telch, Michael J., Hixon, Gregory J., Evans, Jacqueline J., Lee, Han J., Knopik, Valerie S., McGeary, John E., Hariri, Ahmad R., and Beevers, Christopher G. “Genetic and hormonal sensitivity to threat: Testing a serotonin transporter genotype x testosterone interaction.” Psychoneuroendocrinology 37. (2012): 752-761.
Lee, Han J., Franklin, Shana A., Turkel, Jennifer E., Goetz, Amy R., and Woods, Douglas W. “Facilitated Attentional Disengagement from Hair-Related Cues among Individuals Diagnosed with Trichotillomania: An Investigation based on the Exogenous Cueing Paradigm.” Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorder 1. (2012): 8-15.
Lee, Han J., Turkel, Jennifer E., Woods, Douglas W., and Coffey, Scott F. “Elevated Affective Lability and Poor Response Inhibition: An Investigation based on Emotional and Non-Emotional Go/No-Go Tasks.” Journal of Experimental Psychopathology 5. (2012): 750-767.
Telch, Michael J., Rosenfield, David, Lee, Han J., and Pai, Anushka. “Emotional Reactivity to a Single Inhalation of 35% Carbon Dioxide and its Association with Later Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress and Anxiety in Soldiers Deployed to Iraq.” Archives of General Psychiatry 69.11 (2012): 1161-1168.
Beevers, C G., Marti, C N., Lee, Han J., Stote, D, Ferrell, R E., Hariri, A R., and Telch, M J. “Serotonin transporter gene promoter region (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism and processing of emotional information: an eye-tracking study.” Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology 120. (2011): 187-197.
Lee, Han J., K, Goudarzi, B, Baldwin, and Telch, Michael J. “The Combat Experience Log: A Web-based System for the In Theater Assessment of War Zone Stress.” Journal of Anxiety Disorders 25. (2011): 794-800.
Beevers, Christopher C., Lee, Han J., Wells, Tony T., Ellis, A J., and Telch, Michael J. “Association of Predeployment Gaze Bias for Emotion Stimuli With Later Symptoms of PTSD and Depression in Soldiers Deployed in Iraq.” American Journal of Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry 168. (2011): 735-741.
Lee, Han J., Bagge, Courtney L., Schumacher, Julie A., and Coffey, Scott F. “Does comorbid substance use disorder exacerbate borderline personality features?: A comparison of borderline personality disorder individuals with vs. without current substance dependence.” Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment 1. (2010): 239-249.
Telch, Michael J., Smits, Jasper A., Brown, Matt, Dement, Mandy, Powers, Mark B., Lee, Han J., and Pai, Anushka. “Effects of Threat Context and Cardiac Sensitivity on Fear Responding to a 35% CO2 Challenge: A Test of the Context-Sensitivity Panic Vulnerability Model.” Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry 41. (2010): 365-372.
Lee, Han J., and Telch, Michael J. “Differences in Latent Inhibition as a Function of the Autogenous-Reactive OCD Subtype.” Behaviour Research and Therapy, Behaviour Research and Therapy 48. (2010): 571-579.
Lee, Han J., Yost, Brittanie P., and Telch, Michael J. “Differential performance on the go/no-go task as a function of the autogenous-reactive taxonomy of obsessions: Findings from a non-treatment seeking sample.” Behaviour Research and Therapy 47.4 (2009): 294-300.