Joyce Lee, MD, MPH

Joyce M. Lee, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Division of Pediatric Endocrinology
Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit (CHEAR)

300 North Ingalls 6E18
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5456

Office: 734-936-8834; Fax: 734-615-5153



Curriculum Vitae

Biography, Education, Fellowship, Residency, Programs


I am a pediatrician, diabetes specialist, and clinical and health services researcher. I am very interested in the notion that human centered design and design thinking combined with emerging technologies such as mobile technology, social media, and data visualization can transform the research enterprise and the delivery of clinical care.

In terms of my professional history, I was recently promoted to Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Medical School and Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. I attended Brown University for my undergraduate education, the University of Pennsylvania for my medical degree, where I was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, and I completed my internship and residency in General Pediatrics at the Boston Combined Residency Program (Children's Hospital, Boston, and Boston Medical Center).

I am one of few individuals across the country who has completed dual training in Pediatric Endocrinology and Pediatric Health Services Research. In addition, I received my Masters in Public Health from the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan.

To date, my research has agenda focused on the epidemiology and health outcomes of childhood diabetes (type 1 and type 2) and obesity. I am the principal investigator on several NIH-funded studies focusing on childhood obesity, linear growth, and type 2 diabetes risk. In 2009 I was named a Brehm Investigator by the Brehm Center for Type 1 Diabetes Research. In addition, I am site Principal Investigator for the University of Michigan for national diabetes registries including the Type 1 Diabetes Exchange and the Pediatric Diabetes Consortium.

I am very interested in the use of emerging technologies for accelerating clinical care and research. I co-direct the Program in Mobile Technology for Enhancing Child Health, which has the goal of creating mobile technology systems that can enhance chronic disease adherence in children, with a specific focus on adolescents with type 1 diabetes. In addition, in June 2013, I was appointed as the first Social Media Editor for JAMA Pediatrics.


M.P.H., Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan, 2006
M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2000    
B.A., Brown University,1995


Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Health Services Research, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan, 2003-2006


Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Boston & Boston Medical Center, Harvard Medical School 2000-2003


Mott Mobile Technology for Enhancing Child Health