Joyce Lee, MD, MPH is a pediatrician, diabetes specialist, and researcher who is passionate about the notion that the patient-centered design of health systems, tools, and technologies (mobile and social media) will stimulate innovations in healthcare and improve health outcomes. She is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Schools of Medicine & Public Health.
Dr. Lee's research focuses on understanding obesity and diabetes at multiple levels. She performs clinical research and has an NIH RO1 focused on studying the test performance of conventional and metabolomic predictors for type 2 diabetes in overweight and obese children. She conducts analyses of social media including Twitter and Facebook for understanding health communities online, and she is pursuing work in the arena mobile technology and data visualization for improving outcomes in type 1 diabetes. She is also spearheading the creation of a national learning health system for type 1 diabetes, in conjunction with the T1D Exchange and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. She is a co-creator of HealthDesignby.us, and is spearheading work to integrate the maker movement into healthcare as an ideal model for patient-centered design. She is also social media editor for JAMA Pediatrics and she is very interested in working with interdisciplinary investigators from schools like the schools of information, engineering, and art and design.
Lee JM, Lee H. Obesity Reduction within a Generation: The Dual Roles of Prevention and Treatment. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2011 Oct;19(10):2107-10. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.199. Epub 2011 Jun 30.
Lee, JM, Villamor E. Tackling Childhood Overweight and Obesity: Thresholds and Beyond. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med In press.
Lee JM, Gebremariam A, Wu E, Jennifer LaRose J, Gurney JG. Evaluation of nonfasting tests to screen for childhood and adolescent dysglycemia. Diabetes Care 2011 Dec;34(12):2597-602. Epub 2011 Sep 27.
Lee JM, Gebremariam A, Vijan S, Gurney JG. Excess Body Mass Index Years, a Measure of Degree and Duration of Excess Weight, and Risk for Incident Diabetes. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Jan;166(1):42-8.
Wu, E, Kazzi N, Lee JM. Cost-effectiveness of screening strategies for identifying pediatric diabetes and dysglycemia. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med In press.