Office of the Director
Lisa Lee, PhD, MS
Chief Science Officer
Dr. Lisa M. Lee is an epidemiologist, surveillance scientist, and public health ethicist. She has worked for over 20 years at the local, state, and federal level. She currently serves as the Chief Science Officer in the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Lee’s work at CDC has included ethics of public health surveillance, scientific integrity, development and evaluation of surveillance systems, research on HIV and fertility, HIV/AIDS survival, HIV and tuberculosis, and data quality. She has led several agency and cross-agency committees working to establish and maintain an environment of scientific integrity and excellence.
Dr. Lee is the lead editor of Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance, 3d edition (Oxford University Press, 2010). She serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, has authored numerous scientific publications, and has served as a peer and guest reviewer for many scientific conferences and scientific journals. She serves on the Board of Advisors and is adjunct faculty at Georgia State University’s Institute of Public Health. She has presented at many national and international scientific conferences and has received numerous awards for her contributions to public health. Before coming to CDC, she spent many years working in local and state public health programs. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center. She is trained in epidemiology, formal demographic methods, and bioethics.
Public Health Surveillance and Informatics Program Office
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Rd., Mailstop E97
Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
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