Dr. Joyce Lee has been selected to be installed as the recipient of the Robert P. Kelch, MD, Research Professorship in Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases. Dr. Lee is one of the few physician-scientists in the country who has formal dual training in Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatric Health Services Research. Because of her specialized research training, she has been able to approach the problem of pediatric diabetes and the related issue of childhood obesity from a unique vantage point. Dr. Lee uses a variety of methodologies including applied clinical research, epidemiologic analyses of representative national data, state transition modeling, and cost-effectiveness analysis as well as design and emerging technologies. Dr. Lee is passionate that human centered design can transform the delivery of clinical care. Her current work focuses on the methods of design, using quality improvements to create opportunities for innovation with patients as partners and the infrastructure for learning health systems to improve outcomes and quality of life for patients and caregivers.
The Department congratulates Dr. Joyce Lee for her innovative contributions that have not only led to advancements in pediatric diabetes, but for having also laid the groundwork for further developments and discoveries.