Hye-ryeon Lee

Hye-ryeon Lee

Hye-ryeon Lee (Associate Professor) is the former Interim Associate Dean for the College of Arts & Humanities. Born in Korea, Dr. Lee graduated from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea in 1984. She came to the United States in 1986 for her graduate studies. She received an M.A. degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1988. She received another M.A. degree in Political Science and a Ph.D. degree in Communication from Stanford University.

She worked as a research faculty at the Arizona Cancer Center of the University of Arizona between 1995 and 2001. She joined the faculty of Department of Communicology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in the fall of 2001.Her research and teaching interest includes political communication, health communication, social science methods and persuasion.

For Dr. Lee’s curriculum vitae, click here

Her homepage is at http://www2.hawaii.edu/~hyeryeon/



Ph.D. in Communication (Stanford University, 2000)
M.A. in Political Science (Stanford University, 1992)
M.A. in Journalism and Mass Communication (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988)
B.A. in English Literature (Ewha Woman’s University, 1984)


Representative Publications

Lee, H.-R., Lee, H.-E., Choi, J., Kim, J.-H., & Han, H.-L. (in press). Social Media Use, Body Image and Psychological Well-Being: A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Koreaand the U.S.  Journal of Health Communication.

Zhuang, Y.-L., Cummins, S., Lee, H.-R., Dearing, J.W, Kirby, C., & Zhu, S.-H. (2012). What are the barriers to an Asian-language quitline service?  Journal of Community Health. 37(5), 1058-1065.

Wills, T, Gibbons, F., Sargent J., Gerrard, M., Lee, H.-R., & Dal Cin, S. (2010). Good Self-Control Moderates the Effect of Mass Media on Adolescent Substance Use: Tests with Two Studies of Children and Adolescents. Health Psychology, 29 (5), 539-549.

Nigg, C., Lee, H.-R., Hubbard, A., & Kim, M.-S. (2009). Gateway health behaviors in college students: Investigating transfer and compensation effects. Journal of AmericanCollege Health, 58, 39-44.

Lee, H.-R., Hubbard, A.E., & Kim, M.-S. (2007). Culture and motivational factors for health behaviors among young adults. Hawaii Medical Journal, 66, 218-220.

Lee, H.-R., Hubbard, A.E., O’Riordan, C.K, and Kim, M.-S. (2006). Incorporating culture into the theory of planned behavior: Predicting smoking cessation intentions among college students. Asian Journal of Communication, 16(3), 315-332.

Nofziger, S., & Lee, H.-R. (2006). Differential association impacts on daily smoking of adolescents: The importance of same sex models. Youth and Society, 37, 453-478.

Levy, D., Bauer, J., & Lee, H.-R. (2006). Simulation modeling and tobacco control: Creating more robust public health policies. American Journal of Public Health, 96, 494-498.


Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

    • COMG 302: Research Methods
    • COMG 364: Persuasion
    • COMG 454: Political Communication
    • COMG 495: Health Communication

Graduate Courses

    • COMG 664: Persuasion & Social Influence
    • COMG 795: Seminar in Health Communication



Office: George Hall 329
Phone: 808.956.8202
Fax: 808.956.3947
Email: hyeryeon@hawaii.edu