Robin Lee, PhD, MPH

Robin Lee

Team Lead, Division of Injury Prevention (DIP)


Areas of Expertise

  • Infant suffocation
  • Playground safety
  • Sports-related injuries

Robin Lee, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist and the team lead for the Safety Promotion Team within the Applied Science Branch in the Division of Injury Prevention (DIP) at the Injury Center. Dr. Lee and her team conduct research and implement programs on how to prevent the occurrence of unintentional injuries at home, school, and in recreational areas. Topic areas include falls, drowning, fire and burns, infant suffocation, playground safety, and sports-related injuries.

Dr. Lee joined the National Center of Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) in 2012. Prior to joining NCIPC, she was the team lead for the Research Activities Team in the Division of Toxicology and Environmental Epidemiology, Environmental Epidemiology Branch, at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). Here she managed and worked on a number of research and community based health studies related to various toxic substances (e.g., asbestos, arsenic, volatile organic compounds, dioxins, mercury). She also worked on food and water related issues with the National Center for Environmental Health.

Dr. Lee has a bachelor of science degree in human biology, a masters of public health degree and doctorate degree in epidemiology from the State University of New York, at Albany. She has authored and coauthored numerous presentations and scientific publications and has received awards for her public health and volunteer service.