Mihye Lee

Faculty & Position:Public Health  associate professor
Last Updated: Aug. 07, 2019 at 14:42

Researcher Profile & Settings


  • Master of Arts in Geography


  • Master of Arts in Geography

Research Activities

Published Papers

  • Comparing apples to apples: an environmental criminology analysis of the effects of heat and rain on violent crimes in Boston
    Alice J. Sommer, Mihye Lee, and Marie-Abèle C. Bind
    Palgrave Communications Oct. 2018 [Refereed]
  • Weather and Health Symptoms
    Mihye Lee, Sachiko Ohde, Kevin Y. Urayama, Osamu Takahashi, and Tsuguya Fukui
    International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 15(8) 1670 Aug. 2018 [Refereed]
  • Ambient Temperature and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the United States
    Iny Jhun, Douglas A. Mata, Francesco Nordio, Mihye Lee, Joel Schwartz, Antonella Zanobetti
    Epidemiology 28(5) 728-734 Sep. 2017 [Refereed]
  • Long-Term Exposure to PM2.5 and Mortality among Older Adults in the Southeastern US
    Wang, Yan, Liuhua Shi, Mihye Lee, Pengfei Liu, Qian Di, Antonella Zanobetti, and Joel Schwartz
    Epidemiology 28(2) 207-214 2017 [Refereed]
  • Doubly Robust Additive Hazards Models to Estimate Effects of a Continuous Exposure on Survival
    • Yan Wang, Mihye Lee, Pengfei Liu, Liuhua Shi, Zhi Yu, Yara Abu Awad, Antonella Zanobetti, and Joel Schwartz
    Epidemiology 28(6) 771-779 2017 [Refereed]
  • Study on the association between ambient temperature and mortality using spatially resolved exposure data
    • Mihye Lee, Liuhua Shi, Antonella Zanobetti, Joel Schwartz
    Environmental Research 151 610-617 Nov. 2016 [Refereed]
  • Spatiotemporal prediction of fine particulate matter using high-resolution satellite images in the Southeastern US 2003-2011.
    Lee M, Kloog I, Chudnovsky A, Lyapustin A, Wang Y, Melly S, Coull B, Koutrakis P, Schwartz J
    Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology 26(4) 377-384 Jun. 2016 [Refereed]
  • Modelling spatio‐temporally resolved air temperature across the complex geo‐climate area of France using satellite‐derived land surface temperature data
    Itai Kloog, Francesco Nordio, Johanna Lepeule, Andrea Padoan, Mihye Lee, Annick Auffray, Joel Schwarz
    International Journal of Climatology 37(1) 296-304 Mar. 2016 [Refereed]
  • Acute effect of fine particulate matter on mortality in three Southeastern states from 2007-2011.
    Lee M, Koutrakis P, Coull B, Kloog I, Schwartz J
    Journal of exposure science & environmental epidemiology 26(2) 173-179 Mar. 2016 [Refereed]
  • Estimating daily air temperature across the Southeastern United States using high-resolution satellite data: a statistical modeling study
    Liuhua Shi, Pengfei Liu, Itai Kloog, Mihye Lee, Anna Kosheleva, Joel Schwartz
    Environmental Research 146 51-58 2016 [Refereed]
  • Projections of temperature-attributable premature deaths in 209 U.S. cities using a cluster-based Poisson approach.
    Schwartz JD, Lee M, Kinney PL, Yang S, Mills D, Sarofim MC, Jones R, Streeter R, Juliana AS, Peers J, Horton RM
    Environmental health : a global access science source 14 85 Nov. 2015 [Refereed]
  • Climate change impacts on extreme temperature mortality in select metropolitan areas in the United States
    David Mills, Joel Schwartz, Mihye Lee, Marcus Sarofim, Russell Jones, Megan Lawson, Michael Duckworth, Leland Deck
    Climatic Change 131 83-95 Jul. 2015
    © 2014, The Author(s). This paper applies city-specific mortality relationships for extremely hot and cold temperatures for 33 Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the United States to develop mortality projections for historical and potential future climates. These projections, which cover roughly 100 million of 310 million U.S. residents in 2010, highlight a potential change in health risks from uncontrolled climate change and the potential benefits of a greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policy. Our analysis reveals that projected mortality from extremely hot and cold days combined increases significantly over the 21st century because of the overwhelming increase in extremely hot days. We also find that the evaluated GHG mitigation policy could substantially reduce this risk. These results become more pronounced when accounting for projected population changes. These results challenge arguments that there could be a mortality benefit attributable to changes in extreme temperatures from future warming. This finding of a net increase in mortality also holds in an analog city sensitivity analysis that incorporates a strong adaptation assumption. While our results do not address all sources of uncertainty, their scale and scope highlight one component of the potential health risks of unmitigated climate change impacts on extreme temperatures and draw attention to the need to continue to refine analytical tools and methods for this type of analysis.
  • Acclimatization across space and time in the effects of temperature on mortality: a time-series analysis.
    Lee M, Nordio F, Zanobetti A, Kinney P, Vautard R, Schwartz J
    Environmental health : a global access science source 13 89 Oct. 2014 [Refereed]
  • Radio-frequency radiation exposure from AM radio transmitters and childhood leukemia and brain cancer
    Mina Ha, Mina Ha, Hyoungjune Im, Mihye Lee, Hyun Joo Kim, Byung Chan Kim, Yoon Myoung Gimm, Jeong Ki Pack
    American Journal of Epidemiology 166 270-279 Aug. 2007
    Leukemia and brain cancer patients under age 15 years, along with controls with respiratory illnesses who were matched to cases on age, sex, and year of diagnosis (1993-1999), were selected from 14 South Korean hospitals using the South Korean Medical Insurance Data System. Diagnoses were confirmed through the South Korean National Cancer Registry. Residential addresses were obtained from medical records. A newly developed prediction program incorporating a geographic information system that was modified by the results of actual measurements was used to estimate radio-frequency radiation (RFR) exposure from 31 amplitude modulation (AM) radio transmitters with a power of 20 kW or more. A total of 1,928 leukemia patients, 956 brain cancer patients, and 3,082 controls were analyzed. Cancer risks were estimated using conditional logistic regression adjusted for residential area, socioeconomic status, and community population density. The odds ratio for all types of leukemia was 2.15 (95% confidence interval (CI): 1.00, 4.67) among children who resided within 2 km of the nearest AM radio transmitter as compared with those resided more than 20 km from it. For total RFR exposure from all transmitters, odds ratios for lymphocytic leukemia were 1.39 (95% CI: 1.04, 1.86) and 1.59 (95% CI: 1.19, 2.11) for children in the second and third quartiles, respectively, versus the lowest quartile. Brain cancer and infantile cancer were not associated with AM RFR. © The Author 2007. Published by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. All rights reserved.
  • A Study on the Distribution of Childhood Cancer in Korea
    Journal of Geography (Korea) 44 29-49 2004

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