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Bruce Y. Lee, MD

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room W3503
Baltimore, Maryland 21205

410-955-5906

Huffington Post
GOPC
Forbes

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Education

MBA, Stanford School of Business, 1998
MD, Harvard Medical School, 1994
BA, Harvard University, 1990

Overview

Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA is Associate Professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Executive Director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins (www.globalobesity.org), and Director of Operations Research at the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) as well as Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Dr. Lee has over 15 years of experience in industry and academia in systems science and developing and implementing mathematical and computational methods, models, and tools to assist decision making in public health and medicine. He has been the Principal Investigator for projects supported by a variety of organizations and agencies including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF, the Global Fund, and USAID.

His previous positions include serving as Senior Manager at Quintiles Transnational, working in biotechnology equity research at Montgomery Securities, and co-founding Integrigen, and serving as an Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, where he founded PIHCOR (Public Health Computational and Operations Research), which is now based at Johns Hopkins.

Dr. Lee has authored over 190 scientific publications (including over 90 first author and over 40 last author) as well as three books: “Principles and Practice of Clinical Trial Medicine”, “What If… ? : Survival Guide for Physician’s, and “Medical Notes : Clinical Medicine Pocket Guide”. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Vaccine and Deputy Editor for PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and Forbes. He and his work have garnered attention in leading media outlets such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Time, CBS News, Businessweek, U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg News, Reuters, and National Public Radio (NPR). Dr. Lee received his B.A. from Harvard University, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of California, San Diego. His Twitter handle is @bruce_y_lee

His blog on the Huffington Post is at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bruce-y-lee/  To see his contributions to Forbes, please see: http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucelee/

  • computational modeling
  • mathematical modeling
  • computational methods
  • big data
  • systems science
  • operations research
  • managament science
  • computational tools
  • systems methods
  • systems engineering

Five sample publications from different major projects over the past 4 years.  Selected from over 190 scientific publications (including over 90 first author and over 40 last author)

  • Lee, B.Y., Bartsch, S.M., Wong, K.F., Yilmaz, S.L., Avery, T.R., Singh, A., Song, Y., Kim, D.S., Brown, S.T., Potter, M.A., Platt, R., Huang, S.S. (2012) Simulation shows hospitals that cooperate on infection control obtain better results than hospitals acting alone. Health Affairs, 31(10):2295-2303. PMID: 23048111.
  • Lee, B.Y., Bacon, K.M., Bottazzi, M.E., Hotez, P.J.  (2013) A computational simulation model: the global economic burden of Chagas' Disease.  Lancet Infectious Diseases, 13(4):342-348. PMID: 23395248.
  • Lee, B.Y., Brown, S.T., Bailey, R.R., Zimmerman, R.K., Potter, M.A., McGlone, S.M., Cooley, P., Grefenstette, J.J., Zimmer, S.M., Potter, M.A., Wheaton, W.D., Quinn, S.C., Voorhees, R, and Burke, D.S. (2011) The benefits to all of ensuring equal and timely access to influenza vaccines in poor communities.  Health Affairs. 30(6):1141-1150. PMID: 21653968.
  • Lee, B.Y., McGlone, S.M., Song, Y., Avery, T.R., Eubank, S., Chang, C., Bailey, R.R., Wagnener, D.K., Burke, D.S., Platt, R., and Huang, S.S. (2011) Social network analysis of patient sharing among hospitals in Orange County, California. American Journal of Public Health, 101(4):707-713. PMID: 21330578.
  • Lee, B.Y., Cakouros, B.E., Assi, T.M., Connor, D.L., Welling, J., Kone, S, Djibo, A., Wateska, A.R., Pierre, L., Brown, S.T. (2012)The impact of making vaccines thermostable in Niger’s vaccine supply chain. Vaccine, 30(38):5637-5643 PMID: 22789507.