Dr. Lee conducts research on bicultural identity, racial and cultural experiences in psychotherapy, and the impact of intersectionality on Asian Americans’ experiences. Although she has conducted quantitative and mixed-methods research, she primarily uses critical qualitative methods, as she believes that research is not value-free. She strives for liberatory praxis in research, teaching, and clinical practice. She centers the relationship in her mentorship and strives to support the whole-person development of her research mentees.
Dr. Lee also holds a faculty appointment in the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine, providing didactics to medical students in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health. She is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey and New York, primarily serving AAPI and other BIPOC clients, in individual and couples therapy. She was a 2021-2023 leadership fellow of the Asian American Psychological Association.
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University at Albany, SUNY
M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University – Santa Barbara
M.A., English Literature, Seoul National University
B.A., Psychology, Seoul National University
- Sliwak, R. M., Lee, M., & Collins, M. H. (2022). Where Are They Now: The narratives of children who lost a parent on 9/11. OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying. Advance online publication.
- Lee, M., Kim-Martin, K., Molfetto, K., Castillo, K., Elliott, J. L., Rodriguez, Y., & Thompson, C. M. (2022). Bicultural Asian American women’s experience of gender roles across cultural contexts: A narrative inquiry. Qualitative Psychology, 9(1), 62–80.
- Lee, M., Han, S., & Thompson, C. M. (2021). Bicultural self-efficacy, bicultural identity integration, critical consciousness, and psychological well-being of People of Color in the United States. The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 155(8), 738-754.
- Elliott, J. L., Reynolds, J. D., & Lee, M. (2021). And still I rise: Protective factors for Black counseling psychology doctoral students from predominantly White institutions. The Qualitative Report, 26(7), 2206-2225.
- Castillo, K., Reynolds (Taewon Choi), J. D., Lee, M., & Elliott, J. L. (2020, July 2). Black-Asian American Identity: An Exploratory Study on How Internalized Oppression Impacts Identity Development. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 11(4), 233-245.
- Friedlander, M. L., Lee, M., & Escudero, V. (2019). What we do and don't know about the nature and analysis of couple interaction. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 8, 24-44.
- Keum, B. T., Miller, M. J., Lee, M., & Chen, G. A. (2018). Color-Blind Racial Attitudes Scale for Asian Americans: Testing the factor structure and measurement invariance across generational status. Asian American Journal of Psychology, 9, 149-157.
- Escudero, V., Lee, M., & Friedlander, M. L. (2018). Dyadic interaction analysis. In E. Brauner, M. Boos, and M. Kolbe (Eds.), The Cambridge handbook of group interaction analysis (pp. 45-67). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Reynolds, J. D., & Lee, M. (2018). Ethical and methodological issues resulting from recording lapses in qualitative research. The Qualitative Report, 23(7), 1509-1514.
- Pieterse, A. L., Lee, M., & Fetzer, A. (2016). Racial group membership and multicultural training: Examining the experiences of counseling and counseling psychology students. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, 38, 28–47.
- Clemence, A. J., Balkoski, V. I., Lee, M., Poston, J. M., Schaefer, B. M., Maisonneuve, I. M., Bromley, N., Lukowitsky, M., Pieterse, P., Antonikowski, A., Hall, S., & Glick, S. D. (2016). Residents’ reflections on their SBIRT training: A six-month follow-up. Substance Abuse, 37, 306-314.
- Clemence, A. J., Balkoski, V. I., Schaefer, B. M., Lee, M., Bromley, N., Maisonneuve, I. M., Hamilton, C. J., Lukowitsky, M., Poston, J. M., Hall, S., Pieterse, P., Antonikowski, A., & Glick, S. D. (2016). Multispecialty screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) training in an academic medical center: Resident training experience across specialties. Substance Abuse, 37, 356-363.
- Pieterse, A. L., Lee, M., Collins, N. M., & Ritmeester, A. (2013). Towards an integrated model of self-awareness development for counseling and psychotherapy training. Counseling Psychology Quarterly, 26, 190-207.