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Joyce M. Lee; M.D., MPH

Dr. Lee is currently an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and obesity in children, health outcomes and quality of life for children with diabetes, and the link between childhood obesity and its long-term endocrine consequences, including pubertal maturation and development of diabetes over the life course. Earlier, Dr. Lee was a Clinical Fellow in Pediatrics at Harvard University Medical School in Cambridge, MA. She has received numerous grants as Principal or co-Investigator from various foundations and institutions including: the Joel and Barbara Alpert Endowment for the Children of the City Research Grant; the Training Grant for Pediatric Health Services Research; Clinical Sciences Scholars Program; the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; the National Institute of Health; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society; and the Pilot and Collaborative Grant Program. Dr. Lee has received numerous awards including the Howard Hughes Advanced Research Fellowship; the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society; the American Medical Women's Association Scholarship Citation; the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation; the Guide to America's Top Physicians; and the Faculty Award for Clinical Investigation/Health Services. She is an editorial Board Member of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent. Dr. Lee has written numerous peer-reviewed publications including: Larson S, Luiggi H, Lee JM. Penn Med Language Link. Acad Med 1999; 74(5): Lee JM, Greenes DS. Biphasic anaphylactic reactions in pediatrics. Pediatrics 2000; 106(4):762; Lee JM, Sundel RP, Liang MG. Fibroblastic rheumatism: Case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Dermatol 2002; 19(6):532-5; Lee JM, Menon RK. Molecular defects in the Growth Hormone-IGF Axis; Recent advances. Indian J Pediatr 2005; 72(2):145-148; Aziz PF, Lee J, Cabana MD. An inappropriate diet. Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2005; 44:735-7; Lee JM, Menon RK. Issues and practices surrounding growth hormone for short children without a hormone deficiency. Contemp Pediatr 2005; 22(10):46-53; Lee JM, Herman WH, McPheeters ML, Gurney JG. An epidemiologic profile of children with diabetes in the United States.  Diabetes Care 2006; 29(2):420-421; Lee JM, Davis MM, Clark SJ, Hofer TP, Kemper AR. Estimated cost-effectiveness of growth hormone therapy for idiopathic short stature. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2006; 160:263-269; Gurney JG, Ness KK, Sibley SD, O'Leary M, Dengel DR, Lee JM, Youngren NM, Glasser SP, Baker KS. Metabolic syndrome and growth hormone deficiency in adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Cancer 2006, and many others. She holds a M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, a Masters degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and an undergraduate A.B. degree in biochemistry from Brown University in Providence, RI. Dr. Lee conducted internships and residency in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and earned a fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Michigan.


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