Han Joo Lee
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2009
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, H. -J., Turkel, J. E., Woods, D. W., & Coffey, S. F. (in press). Elevated Affective Lability and Poor Response Inhibition: An Investigation based on Emotional and Non-Emotional Go/No-Go Tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology.
Amy, R. G., Lee, H. -J., Cougle, J. R. (in press). The impact of health anxiety on disgust reactions in a contamination-based behavioral approach task. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping.
Lee, H. -J., Turkel, J. E., Cotter, S. P., Milliken, J. M., Cougle, J. R., Amy, R. G. & Lesnick, A. M. (in press). Attentional Bias toward Personally-Relevant Health-Threat Words. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping.
Telch, M. J., Rosenfield, D., Lee, H. –J., & Pai, A. (in press). 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.
Josephs, R.A., Telch, M.J., Hixon, J.G., Evans, J.J., Lee, H. -J., Knopik, V.S., McGeary, J.E., Hariri, A.R., & Beevers, C.G. (2012). Genetic and hormonal sensitivity to threat: Testing a serotonin transporter genotype x testosterone interaction. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 752-761.
Lee, H. -J., Franklin, S. A., Turkel, J. E., Goetz, A. R., & Woods, D. W. (2012). 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 Disorders, 1, 8-15.
Lee, H. -J., Goudarzi, K., Baldwin, B., & Telch, M. J. (2011). The Combat Experience Log: A Web-based System for the In Theater Assessment of War Zone Stress. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 794-800.
Beevers, C. G., Lee, H. -J., Wells, T. T., Ellis, A. J., & Telch, M. J. (2011). Eye gaze bias for emotion stimuli prospectively predicts PTSD, depression, and anxiety among soldiers deployed in Iraq. American Journal of Psychiatry, 168, 735-741.
Beevers, C. G., Marti, C. N., Lee, H. -J., Stote, D., Ferrell, R. E., Hariri, A. R., & Telch, M. J. (2011). Serotonin transporter gene promoter region (5-HTTLPR) polymorphism and processing of emotional information: an eye-tracking study. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120, 187-197.
Lee, H. -J., & Telch, M. J. (2010). Differences in Latent Inhibition as a Function of the Autogenous-Reactive OCD Subtype. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 48, 571-579.
Telch, M. J., Smits, J. A. J., Brown, M., Dement, M., Powers, M. B., Lee, H. -J., & Pai, A. (2010). 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, 41, 365-372.
Lee, H. -J., Bagge, C. L., Schumacher, J. A., & Coffey, S. F. (2010). 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, 239-249.
Lee, H. -J., Yost, B. P., & Telch, M. J. (2009). 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, 294-300.
Lee, H. -J., & Telch, M. J. (2008) Attentional biases in social anxiety: An investigation using the inattentional blindness paradigm. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 46, 819-835.