Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee is a doctoral student at the UT School of Social Work. Sharon completed her MSSW training from the UT School of Social Work and practiced clinical social work mostly in inpatient psychiatry. She also obtained a Post Master’s Certificate in Community Counseling from Johns Hopkins University.

Sharon’s areas of interest are mental health prevention/promotion (mental health literacy), health and mental health communication, risky health behavior (alcohol and drug use/abuse), health disparities among minorities, and help-seeking attitudes in health care settings. Sharon is currently part of the research team at the Health Behavior and Research Training Institute (HBRT) working with Dr. Mary Velasquez.

Sharon is a recipient of the 2013-2014 Helen Farebee Memorial Scholarship, the 2014-2015 Adoptive Family Parents Scholarship, and the 2013-2015 School of Social Work Fellowship.

Professional Interests

Mental health prevention/promotion (mental health literacy); health and mental health communication; risky health behavior (alcohol and drug use/abuse); health disparities among minorities; help-seeking attitudes in health care settings


  • MSSW, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Post Master's, Community Counseling, John Hopkins University
  • BS in Psychology, State University of New York at Buffalo


Mailing Address

The University of Texas
School of Social Work
1925 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78712-0358