Robin Lee, PhD, MPH

Robin Lee

Team Lead, Division of Injury Prevention (DIP)


Areas of Expertise

  • Older adult injuries
  • Falls
  • Drowning

Robin Lee, PhD, MPH, is an epidemiologist and serves as the team lead for the Safety Promotion Team in the Applied Sciences Branch, Division of Injury Prevention (DIP) at CDC’s National Center of Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). Dr. Lee and her team conduct research and implement programs on drowning prevention and how to keep older adults safe from injuries such as falls, motor vehicle crash, and traumatic brain injury, as they age. Activities include using data to identify health and economic burden, rigorous evaluations of clinical fall prevention programs, responding to the request of health care providers to develop resources and tools that help them answer their older patient’s concerns about falls (CDC’s STEADI Initiative); and working with health systems to successfully implement effective clinical programs.

Dr. Lee joined 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). In this position she managed and worked on several research and community-based health studies related to toxic substances such as asbestos, arsenic, volatile organic compounds, dioxins, and mercury. From 2001 through 2003 she worked on food and water related issues with CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.

Dr. Lee has a Bachelor of Science degree in human biology, a master of public health degree and doctorate degree in epidemiology from the State University of New York, at Albany. She has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed publications, government reports, and book chapters, and has received a number of awards for her work in public health.