Faculty Profile

Hyekyun Rhee, PhD, RN, PNP, FAAN

  • Professor
  • Endowed Chair of Nursing Science
Hyekyun Rhee

Over the past decade, Hyekyun Rhee has established an internationally-recognized program of research developing innovative approaches to asthma self-management using technologies and peer dynamics to improve asthma outcomes in adolescents.

Among these approaches include an award-winning wearable device that monitors symptoms around the clock. Data from the Automated Device for Asthma Monitoring (ADAM) can be recorded and downloaded to a smartphone or computer and analyzed for patterns of symptom frequency throughout the day, guiding medication or behavioral adjustments. The device has been recognized as a leading wearable innovation in health care and is being further developed by a start-up company, Health Care Originals.

Rhee is also conducting an NIH-funded study evaluating a peer-led asthma self-management program for inner-city teens in Buffalo, Baltimore, and Memphis. The Peer-led Asthma Self-Management for Adolescents (PLASMA) program examines the effects of the intervention program in improving self-management and overall outcomes of asthma in teens. She has also been developing a clinical study of an interactive text messaging system to help teens and their parents with daily asthma management and facilitate parent-teen partnerships through information sharing in a timely manner.

Rhee joined the University of Rochester School of Nursing faculty in 2007 and was named endowed chair of nursing science in 2015. She was inducted as an American Academy of Nursing fellow in 2016.

See Hyekyun Rhee's curriculum vitae.