David J Lee, Ph.D.


(305) 243-6980
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Field of Interest: Occupational & Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Accreditation & Program Governance

David Lee, Ph.D., has been a faculty member in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine since 1990.  He serves as Department Chair and oversees all graduate programs on the Miller School campus. Dr. Lee is a chronic disease and occupational epidemiologist and has been continuously funded as Principal/Co-Principal Investigator on various grants from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention since 1993. He also serves as Principal Investigator for the Florida Cancer Data System, which is the second-largest state cancer registry in the United States. Dr. Lee is the lead or co-author of over 250 peer-reviewed research articles. Additionally, students are active members of his research teams contributing to 50+ student-led publications in leading public health and biomedical journals. A strong emphasis on health disparity reduction is a cross-cutting theme within his research portfolio. Dr. Lee’s current research interests include: public health applications of mind-body practices for the prevention and management of stress and living with chronic disease, enhancing the health of the US workforce, cancer surveillance and prevention, and sensory impairment surveillance.