Chimei Lee, PhD, LP

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Chimei Lee

Contact Info

chimeil@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-5105

Office Address:
Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
Riverside Professional Building 5th Floor Suite 500
606 24th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Pediatric Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience
RPB550 - 8961B
2450 Riverside Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Administrative Assistant Name
Erin Newling

Administrative Phone
612-624-6931

Administrative Email
newli015@umn.edu

Fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

MS, Clinical Psychology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI

BS, Psychology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Summary

Dr. Chimei Lee is pediatric neuropsychologist and an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and completed her pre-doctoral psychology internship at the Henry Ford Health Sciences Center with a specific emphasis on pediatric neuropsychology. She completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota, where she also received specialized training in ASD and neurodevelopmental disorders. Dr. Lee's research focuses on neurocognitive and behavioral development in children with neurodevelopmental disorders, especially Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related conditions. She is interested in how genetic and environmental variables affect risk and resilience in these populations. She also involves in translational research for serving individuals with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders and their families with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. In her clinical work, Dr. Lee specializes in assessment and intervention for children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. She also conducts neuropsychological evaluations and consultations for children with complex medical conditions, genetic abnormality, as well as a variety of other neurodevelopmental and social-emotional challenges. Dr. Lee is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN), the International Neuropsychological Society (INS), the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), and the Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA).

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Neurocognitive functioning and development in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder); Autistic characteristics among individual with genetic abnormality

Publications

SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Pang. Y.L, Lee, C. M., Wright, M, Shen, J., Shen, B. & Bo, J. (2018). Challenges of case identification and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in China: A critical review of procedures, assessment, and diagnostic criteria. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 53, 53-66.

Schaffert, J., Lee, C. M., Neill, R. & Bo, J. (2017). Visuomotor adaptability in older adults with mild cognitive decline. Acta Psychologica, 173, 106-115.

Bo, J. & Lee, C. M. (2017). Inter-limb transfer of kinematic adaptation in individuals with motor difficulties. Neuroscience Letters, 654, 63-69.

Lee, C. M. & Bo, J. (2016). Error argumentation enhances adaptability in adults with low motor ability. Journal of Motor Behavior, 48, 297-308.

Bo, J., Lee, C. M., Colbert, A., & Shen, B. (2016). Do children with autism spectrum disorders have motor learning difficulties? Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 23, 50-62.

Lee, C. M. & Bo, J. (2015). Motor functioning in children with autism spectrum disorder. Acta Psychopathologica, 1, 1-3.

Bo, J., Lee, C. M., Kwak, Y., Peltier, S. J., Bernard, J. A., Buschkuehl, M., Seidler, R. D. (2014). Lifespan differences in cortico-striatal resting state connectivity. Brain Connectivity, 4, 166-180.

Bo, J., Colbert, A., Lee, C. M., Scheffart, J., Oswald, K., & Neil, R. (2014). Examining the relationship between handwriting consistency and motor assessments in children with and without probable Developmental Coordination Disorder. Human Movement Science, 35, 2035-2043.

Bo, J. & Lee, C. M. (2013). Motor skill learning in children with developmental coordination disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34, 2047-2055.

MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED/UNDER REVISION

Lee, C. M., Esler, A. N., & Hudock, R. (In Preparation). Sensitivities and specificities of Social Communication Questionnaire in a clinic-referred sample.

Lee, C. M., Esler, A. N., & Hudock, R. (In Preparation). Autistic characteristics and developmental trajectories among individuals with fragile X syndrome and non-syndromic autism spectrum disorder.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

Lee, C. M., Esler, A. N., & Hudock, R. (In Preparation). Sensitivities and specificities of Social Communication Questionnaire in a clinic-referred sample.

Lee, C. M., Esler, A. N., & Hudock, R. (In Preparation). Autistic characteristics and developmental trajectories among individuals with fragile X syndrome and non-syndromic autism spectrum disorder.

Lee, C. M. & Bo, J. (In Preparation). Kinematic motor adaptability among children with autism spectrum disorders.

Lee, C. M., & Bo, J. (In Preparation). Poor motor functions related to visuomotor adaptation in children with autism spectrum disorders

INVITED INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Neuropsychological Assessment in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kaohsiung Medical University. Kaohsiung, Taiwan, April 2019

Group Therapy in Adolescents and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Kaohsiung Medical University. Kaohsiung, Taiwan, April 2019

The Chinese Version of Vineland Adaptive Behavioral Scale, Third Edition (Vineland-3): The administration, scoring, and interpretation for research purpose.Central China Normal University. Wuhan, China P. R., June 2018.

Autistic characteristics among individuals with genetic abnormality. Central China Normal University. Wuhan, China P. R., June 2018.

The use of parent and teacher form of the Chinese Version of Vineland Adaptive Behavioral Scale, Third Edition (Vineland-3) in clinical population. Psychology Grand Rounds, National Taiwan University Hospital. Taipei, Taiwan, July 2018.

Common genetic disorders with associated social communication difficulties. Pediatric Grand Rounds, National Taiwan University Hospital. Taipei, Taiwan, July 2018.

Neuropsychological Assessment in Pediatric Populations: Comparison between Current Practices in the United States and Taiwan. Psychology Grand Rounds, National Taiwan University Hospital. Taipei, Taiwan, July 2016.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS

Hudock, R., Esler, A. N., Hall-Lande, J., Lee, C. M., & Matsumoto, C. (2019, June). Supporting Young Adults with ASD in Our Community: Preliminary Results from a Community Needs Assessment Examining Current and Needed Supports and Quality of Life. Poster accepted at the 143rd Annual Meeting of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Minneapolis, MN.

Lee, C. M., Esler, A. N., & Hudock, R. (2018, February). Autistic characteristics and developmental trajectories among individuals with fragile X syndrome and non-syndromic autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the 46th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Washington, D.C.

Lee, C. M., Esler, A. N., & Hudock, R. (2017, October). Sensitivities and specificities of Social Communication Questionnaire in a clinic-referred sample. Poster presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Boston, MA.

Lee, C. M., Esler, A. N., & Hudock, R. (2017, April). Sensitivities and specificities of Social Communication Questionnaire in a clinic-referred sample. Poster presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Research, Education, and Scholarship Symposium (PRESS), Minneapolis, MN (Gold Award)

Lee, C. M., & Bo, J. (2017, February). Inter-limb transfer of kinematic adaptation in children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the 45th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, New Orleans, LA.

Lee, C. M., & Bo, J. (2016, February). Poor motor functions related to visuomotor adaptation in children with autism spectrum disorders. Poster presented at the 44th annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA.

Lee, C. M., & Bo, J. (2015, February). Visuomotor adaptation in children with autism spectrum disorders. Poster presented at the 43rd annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Lee, C. M., & Bo, J. (2014, April). Working memory on visuomotor adaptation among adults with motor difficulties. Poster presented at the 21st annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.

Clinical

Clinical Interests

Pediatric neuropsychology; Rare genetic diseases of childhood; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Other Developmental Disabilities