Oregon Health & Science University School of Nursing
3455 SW US Veterans Hospital Road, SN-5N
Portland, Ore. 97239
Phone: 503 494-3725
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Dr. Frances Lee-Lin has been in cancer nursing since 1986, functioning as a clinical nurse, oncology educator, clinical nurse specialist, nurse manager, assistant director, senior research nurse, and academic faculty member. She received the Outstanding Baccalaureate Faculty Award and the Most Inspirational Faculty Award from OHSU.
The driving force behind her passion for her research is a desire to reduce cancer health disparities and to improve the health of Asian Americans. Despite the widespread availability of cancer screening, disparities in cancer screening rates persist among Asian Americans. Her Master's thesis from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) studied the informational needs of newly diagnosed Chinese American cancer patients. Her doctoral work at the University of Utah focused on the knowledge, beliefs, and practices related to mammography and Pap smear screening among Chinese American women. The work received the dissertation award from the University of Utah in 2006. Beginning in 2009, her American Cancer Society (ACS) grant sought to improve mammography-screening rates for Chinese American women. She is also a co-investigator of a National Cancer Institute study on improving colorectal screening among Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese Americans using a culture-based educational intervention within a community center environment. The recently funded Komen project focuses on improving the capability of communities to implement evidence-based interventions to increase mammography-screening rates. She has demonstrated a consistent progression in building an innovative research program to improve health of Asian Americans.
01/03-08/06 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah - Ph.D. in Cancer Nursing Research
09/86-09/88 University of California, Los Angeles, California - M.N., Oncology specialty
09/82-12/85 San Jose State University, San Jose, California - B.S. in Nursing
Professional OrganizationsSigma Theta Tau
Oncology Nursing Society
National League for Nursing
Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association (AAPINA)
Western Institute of Nursing (WIN)
Honors and Awards (within the past five years)
2011 - Translational Health Disparities Summer Institute, Sponsored by National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), NIH
2010 - Most Inspirational Faculty Award, Student Nurse Association of Portland (SNAP), School of Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University
GRANTS IN PROGRESS
Frances Lee-Lin (Co-investigator, FTE 8% Year 1 and 15% Years 2-3; Lisa Domenico, PI). “Translating Evidence-based Intervention Strategies for Improving mammography Screening Rates into Community Tactics,” Komen Foundation. 6/1/2010-6/30/2013.
Frances Lee-Lin (Principal Investigator, FTE 60% over 5 years). “Targeted Breast Health Education Program (TBHEP) for Chinese Americans.” American Cancer Society Mentored Research Scholar Award. 1/2009-12/2013.
Publications (within the past five years)
Lee-Lin, F., Nguyen, T., Pedhiwala, N., and Menon, U. (Under review). A Breast Health Educational Program for Chinese American Women: Three- to Twelve-Months Post-Intervention Effect.
Lee-Lin, F., Menon, U., Leo, M.C., and Pedhiwala, N. (In Press). Feasibility of a Targeted Breast Health Education Intervention for Chinese American Immigrant Women. Oncology Nursing Forum.
Lee-Lin, F. (In Press). Lessons Learned as a new Academic Faculty: 5 Ps and 5 Ms From Clinician/Educator to Academic Tenure Track Faculty. Journal of Nursing Education.
Nguyen-Truong, C.K.Y., Leo, M., Lee-Lin, F., Gedaly-Duff, V., Nail, L., Gregg, J., Le, T. V., & Tran, T. (Under review). Adaptation and testing of instruments to measure Vietnamese immigrant women of held Pap testing health beliefs, perceived cultural barriers, confidentiality issues, and quality of care from the health care system.
Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., Lee-Lin, F., and Gedaly-Duff, V. (2013). Contributing Factors to Colorectal Cancer and Hepatitis B Screening Among Vietnamese Americans. Oncology Nursing Forum, 40 (3), 238-251.
Nguyen-Truong, C. K. Y., Lee-Lin, F., Leo, M., Gedaly-Duff, V., Nail, L., Wang, P., and Tran, T. (2012). A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Understanding Pap Testing Adherence Among Vietnamese American Immigrants. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), 41, E26-E40. DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01414.x
Lee-Lin, F., Menon, U., Nail, L., Lutz, K. (2012). Findings from focus groups indicating what Chinese American Immigrant women think about breast cancer and breast cancer screening. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), 41(5), 627-637. DOI: 10.1111/j.1552-6909.2012.01348.x
Lee-Lin, F., Menon, U., Pett, M., Nail, L., Lee, S., & Mooney, K. (2008). Measuring Breast Cancer and Mammography Screening Beliefs among Chinese American Immigrants. Western Journal of Nursing Research (WJNR), 30(7), 852-868.