The Academic Version

Joyce Lee, MD, MPH, is the Robert P. Kelch, MD Research Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School and Associate Professor at the Medical School and at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Dr Lee attended Brown University for her undergraduate education and the University of Pennsylvania for her medical degree, where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. She completed internship and residency in General Pediatrics at the Boston Combined Residency Program (Children's Hospital, Boston and Boston Medical Center). She completed dual training in Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatric Health Services Research and received a Master in Public Health from the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan. In 2009, she was named a Brehm Investigator by the Brehm Center for Type 1 Diabetes Research. 

Dr. Lee's overall research trajectory has focused on the overarching themes of obesity and type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Because of her specialized training, she has been able to approach these problems from a unique vantage point, using a variety of methodologies including applied clinical research, epidemiologic analyses of nationally representative data, state transition modeling, cost-effectiveness analysis, as well as design and emerging technologies (design ethnography, participatory design, human-centered design, quality improvement science, and digital/social media communications). She has 90 peer-reviewed publications, and has been the recipient of multiple NIH grants focused on childhood obesity, linear growth, and type 2 diabetes risk. Through and NIH R01 grant she is studying the longitudinal performance of conventional and metabolomic biomarkers for identifying children with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes.

In addition to her work in epidemiology and biomarkers, her research also focuses on the use of emerging technologies (mobile technology, data visualization, participatory game design, social media) and the creation of learning health systems and collaborative innovation networks for improving outcomes in type 1 diabetes. Through an AHRQ R21 grant, she is using methods of human-centered design to develop prototypes of effective context-aware mobile technology systems and patient-centered personalized interactive data visualizations for individuals with type 1 diabetes, and through a PCORI Engagement grant, she is working with the Nightscout community to develop a patient-driven research collaborative innovation network.

Dr. Lee co-leads an interdisciplinary collaborative called HealthDesignBy.Us, which supports the creation of maker movement for healthcare, creating opportunities for patients and caregivers to co-create tools, technologies, and systems for healthcare. 

Click here for her CV and learn more about her interests in Research, Design, and Social Media

Current Financial Disclosures: Unitio. Grant funding from Lenovo. Previous: Verily, Samuelson Associates, JAMA Pediatrics

Joyce Lee, MD, MPH
Robert P. Kelch, MD Research Professor of Pediatrics
Research/Quality Improvement Director, Pediatric Diabetes
Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit
University of Michigan
300 NIB, Room 6E14, Campus Box 5456
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5456
Tel: (734) 615-8907 Fax: (734) 232-1400
CV: Link
Twitter: @joyclee