RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Area(s) of Expertise:
Urban Ethnography, Interaction, Race, Culture, Crime, Mental Health
In 2003, Dr. Lee graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with B.A.s in Political Science and Interdisciplinary Studies. From there, he pursued graduate studies in the Department of Sociology at UCLA. During his time at UCLA, Dr. Lee was a Minority Fellow in the American Sociological Association. This fellowship was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and became his first introduction to health research. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2009, Dr. Lee was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars at the University of Pennsylvania. During his time as an RWJF Health & Society Scholar, he was also affiliated with the Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center (PCVPC) and the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, both of which are housed at the University of Pennsylvania. In the fall of 2011, Dr. Lee became an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto and a Senior Fellow in Yale University's Urban Ethnography Project.