Questions About the Program?

Department Chair Dr. David Pollio is here to answer your questions about the UAB Social Work program. He takes walk-ins every second and fourth Monday from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m., and you can set up appointments with him on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Call (205) 975-4938 or email for an appointment or to learn more about the walk-in schedule.
Associate Professor
BSW Program Director
Humanities Building 301B
(205) 934-8418

Research and Teaching Interests: Child abuse and neglect, child and family policy, fatherhood and involvement, young parenthood and child wellbeing

Office Hours: By appointment

  • BA, University of Michigan
  • MSW, University of Michigan
  • PhD, Columbia University

Dr. Lee's research focuses on child abuse and neglect, child and family policy, fatherhood and involvement, and young parenthood and families. Dr. Lee teaches the following courses at the UAB: Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Social Welfare History, and Statistics for Social Work Research.

  • SW 203: Social Welfare History
  • SW 313: Human Behavior and Social Environment I
  • SW 321: Statistics for Social Work Research
  • Chen, W-Y., Lee, Y. (2017). The impact of community violence, personal victimization and paternal support on maternal harsh parenting. Journal of Community Psychology, 45(3), 380-395.
  • Lee, Y., Fagan, J., Icard, L. (2017). Nonresidential fathers with children in foster care: A descriptive study in the United States. Child & Family Social Work.
  • L. Icard, Jay Fagan, Yookyong Lee, S. Rutledge, "Father’s involvement in the lives of children in foster care," Child & Family Social Work (accepted).
  • Jay Fagan and Yookyong Lee, "Longitudinal associations among father’s perception of coparenting, partner relationships quality, and paternal stress during early childhood," Family Process 53 (No. 1, 2014): 80-96.
  • Jay Fagan and Yookyong Lee, "Explaining the association between adolescent parenting and preschoolers’ school readiness: A risk perspective," Journal of Community Psychology 41 (No. 6, 2013): 692-708.
  • Yookyong Lee, "Adolescent motherhood and capital: Interaction effects of race/ethnicity on harsh parenting," Journal of Community Psychology 41 (No. 1, 2013): 102-16.
  • Jay Fagan and Yookyong Lee, "Effects of fathers’ early risk and resilience on paternal engagement with five-year-olds," Family Relations 61 (No. 5, 2012): 878-92.
  • Jay Fagan and Yookyong Lee, "Effects of fathers’ and mothers’ cognitive stimulation and household income on toddlers’ cognition: Variations by family structure and child risk," Fathering 10 (No. 2, 2012): 140-58.
  • Hyeouk Chris Hahm, Eric Kolaczyk, Yookyong Lee, Jisun Jang, Lisa Ng, "Are Asian-American women who were maltreated as children at higher likelihood for HIV risk behaviors and adverse mental health outcomes?" Women’s Health Issues 22 (No. 1, January-February 2012): e35-e43.
  • Yookyong Lee, Jay Fagan, and Wan-Yi Chen, "Do late adolescent fathers have more depressive symptoms than older fathers?" Journal of Youth & Adolescence 41 (No. 10, 2012): 1366-81.
  • Jay Fagan and Yookyong Lee, "Do coparenting and social support have a greater effect on adolescent fathers than adult fathers?" Family Relations 60 (No. 3, 2011): 309-23.