Dr. Chee is a Professor, research track, and holds doctoral and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering with digital signal processing as a minor from the University of California, Berkeley. During the PhD program at UC Berkeley, Dr. Chee developed algorithms to make an intelligent vehicle perform lane change maneuvers and implemented the algorithms to actual vehicles though real-time software. He earned a bachelor's degree and master’s degree in naval architecture from Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Dr. Chee joins the Emory faculty from Duke University’s School of Nursing, where he served as an associate professor. Previously, he was an associate research professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. He has also served on the assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at San Antonio, and University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Dr. Chee will develop and expand the School’s research program through mentoring the School’s junior faculty, launching innovative collaborations, and building on his own successful research portfolio.

Areas of Expertise

Data Science
Health Services Research


Chee, W., Ji, X., Kim, S., Park, S., Zhang, J., Chee, E., Tsai, H., & Im, E. O. (2019;
in press). Three different strategies in a Web-based physical activity promotion
program for Asian Americans: Issues in recruitment and retention. CIN: Computers,
Informatics, Nursing. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing.

Im, E. O., Yang, Y. L., Liu, J., & Chee, W. (2019; in press). Sleep-related
Symptoms of Midlife Women with and without Type II Diabetes Mellitus.

Im, E. O., Ko, Y., Lee, Y., Chee, E., & Chee, W. (2019; in press). The Associations
between Immigration Transition and Cognitive Symptoms During Menopausal
Transition. Western Journal of Nursing Research.

Hu, Y., Cheng, C., Chee, W., & Im, E. O. (2019; in press). Issues in Internet-based
support for Chinese-American breast cancer survivors. Informatics for Health and
Social Care.

Yang, Y. L., Liu, J., Chee, W., & Im, E. O. (2019; in press). Type 2 Diabetes and
Musculoskeletal Symptoms among Midlife Women. The Diabetes Educator.

Im, E. O., Kim, S., Yang, Y. L., & Chee, W. (2019; in press). The Efficacy of a
Technology-based Information and Coaching/Support Program on Pain and
Symptoms of Asian American Breast Cancer Survivors. Cancer




Dr. Chee's areas of research interest include Internet research on gender and ethnic differences in health/illness experience of midlife women, Internet research methodology, decision support for computer programs, system identification and dynamic system modeling (Biomechanics, Pharmacokinetics), experimentation design using mechatronic systems, and digital signal processing.