Lee Saunders

Lee Saunders

Lee Saunders, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Health Science and Research
College of Health Professions
77 President St., MSC 700
Charleston, SC 29425

Phone: (843) 792-8828
Email:
saundel@musc.edu

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Education

  • PhD, Medical University of South Carolina, Epidemiology (2008)
  • BS, Clemson University, Public Health Science (2003)

Research Interests

Selected Publications

  • Saunders, L.L., Krause, J.S., & Acuna, J. (in press). Association of race, socioeconomic status, and health care access with pressure ulcers after spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Krause, J.S., & Saunders, L.L. (in press). Socioeconomic and behavioral risk factors for mortality: Do risk factors observed after spinal cord injury parallel those from the general USA population?. Spinal Cord.
  • Krause, J.S., Saunders, L.L., & Zhai, Y. (e-pub ahead of print). Stability of predictors of mortality after spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, first published online 10 January 2012, doi: 10.1038/sc.2011.158.
  • Saunders, L.L., & Krause, J.S. (2012). Behavioral factors related to fatigue among persons with spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(2), 313-318.
  • Saunders, L.L., Krause, J.S., & Focht, K.L. (2012). A longitudinal study of depression after spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 50(1), 72-77.
  • Krause, J.S., & Saunders, L.L. (2011). Health, secondary conditions, and life expectancy after spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92, 1770-1775.
  • Kohout, R., Saunders, L.L., & Krause, J.S. (2011). The relationship between prescription medication use and ability to ambulate distances after spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 92, 1246-1249.
  • Westerkam, D., Saunders, L.L., & Krause, J.S. (2011). Association of spasticity and life satisfaction after spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 49, 990-994.
  • Saunders, L. L., Peters, B., Reed, K. S., Krause, J.K. (2010). The relationship of pressure ulcers, race, and socioeconomic conditions after spinal cord injury. Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, 33(4), 387-395.

Grants

  • Center on Health Outcomes Research and Capacity Building for Underserved Populations with SCI and TBI: Race‐ethnicity and risk of adverse health outcomes after spinal cord injury: A multisite collaborative study, Disability Rehabilitation Research Project, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Department of Education; $1,766,667, October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2013.
    • Study 1: Health Behaviors, Access to Healthcare, and Health Outcomes: Comparison of African-American participants with SCI and TBI with general population data from the BRFSS. (Principle Investigator).
  • Rehabilitation and Research Training Center on Secondary Conditions in Individuals with SCI, Rehabilitation and Research Training Center, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Department of Education; $3,964,320, October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2014 (Co-Director).
    • Study 1: Risk and Protective Factors for Secondary Conditions: A 15-year Longitudinal Study (Co-Investigator).
    • Study 2: Association of Health Services with Secondary Conditions: Use of a Population-based Cohort of Persons with SCI in South Carolina (Principle Investigator).
 
 
 

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