Dr. Eunkyung “Muriel” Lee is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Health Sciences at UCF. She holds an MS in Nutrition from the University of Kentucky and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology, with an emphasis on Cancer Epidemiology from the University of Miami. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and received additional training in Biostatistics from the University of Kentucky.

Her primary research interest is to evaluate cancer treatment outcomes using the patient-reported outcomes research approach to improve the quality of life among adult cancer survivors. Dr. Lee has a particular interest in examining the effect of adjuvant radiotherapy among breast cancer survivors in a racially and ethnically diverse population and identifying risk factors and predictive biomarkers for cancer outcomes using secondary data analysis. Recently, she has obtained the SEER-MHOS (Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data linked to the Medicare Health Outcomes Survey) database from the National Cancer Institute to expand her research in cancer outcomes to assess the interrelationship among adjuvant radiotherapy, comorbidity, survival and health-related quality of life among elderly women with early-stage breast cancer.

Her another research area includes the evaluation of healthy behaviors among cancer survivors utilizing secondary data analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES) to identify at-risk populations and revenue for further intervention and education. Additionally, she utilizes a systematic review and meta-analysis method to assess the effect of interventions to improve the quality of life among cancer survivors.

  • Ph.D., Epidemiology, University of Miami
  • M.S., Human Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Kentucky
  • RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Commission on Dietetic Registration, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (R 1042317)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)