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School of Nursing hires its first engineer

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J. Michael Moore
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Wonshik CheeWonshik Chee, PhD, has been appointed professor, research track at Emory University’s Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. He began his new position in January 2020. In this new role, 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.

“Dr. Chee is a highly-skilled engineer and researcher and we are thrilled to gain his expertise within the School of Nursing as we focus on research innovation,” says Linda McCauley, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAOHN, dean of Emory’s School of Nursing. “We know Dr. Chee will help us strengthen our partnerships with other technology-focused organizations throughout the Atlanta and push nursing research into exciting new realms.”

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 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 has one active research grant, three pending, and has completed 21 funded research projects throughout his career. His 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.

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