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Dr. Bruce Lee

Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA

Director, Operations Research, International Vaccine Access Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Dr. Lee is the Director of Operations Research at the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), Director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC) at Johns Hopkins, and Associate Professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Previously, he was Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, where he founded and directs the Public Health Computational and Operations Research (PHICOR) group which specializes in designing economic and operational computer models that help decision makers tackle a variety of global health issues. He has been the Principal Investigator for grants from a variety of sponsors including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ), UNICEF, Global Good, and the Global Fund.  He is the Scientific Lead for the Highly Extensible Resource for Modeling Event-Driven Supply Chains (HERMES) Project and the Regional Healthcare Ecosystem Analyst (RHEA) Project. 

His previous positions include serving as Senior Manager at Quintiles Transnational, where he led teams that developed economic and operational models for a variety of clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries; working in biotechnology equity research at Montgomery Securities; and co-founding Integrigen, a biotechnology/bioinformatics company.

Dr. Lee has authored over 175 scientific publications (including over 90 as first author and over 50 as last author), as well as three books: Principles and Practice of Clinical Trial Medicine, What If? Survival Guide for Physicians, and Medical Notes: Clinical Medicine Pocket Guide. He is also an Associate Editor for the journal Vaccine and Area Series Editor for the Wiley Series on Modeling and Simulation. He is an Associate Editor for the journal Vaccine, Area Series Editor for the Wiley Series on Modeling and Simulation, and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. He and his work have garnered attention in leading media outlets, such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Businessweek, U.S. News and World Report, Nature Medicine, and National Public Radio (NPR).

Dr. Lee received a bachelor of arts from Harvard University, a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and a master of business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of California, San Diego.