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, Peer-Reviewed Publications, 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

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Reis J.P., Loria C.M., Sidney S., Gunderson E., Rana J., Allen N., Lee J., Lewis C.E., Powell T.M., Wei G.S., Liu K. 
Excess body mass index- and waist circumference-years and incident cardiovascular disease.
Obesity. In press.

Perrin A.J.S., Guzzetta R.C., Miller K.M., Foster N.C., Lee A., Lee J.M., Block J.M., Beck RW.
A web-based study of the relationship of duration of insulin pump infusion set use and fasting blood glucose level in type 1 diabetes.
Diabetes Technol Ther. In press.

Reis J.P., Allen N., Barone-Gibbs B., Lee J., Lewis C.E., Lima J., Lloyd-Jones D., Loria C.M., Powell-Wiley T.M., Sharma S., Wei G.S., Liu K.
Association of the degree of adiposity and duration of obesity with measures of cardiac structure and function: The CARDIA Study.
Obesity. In press.

Granados A, Lee JM.
Insulin therapy for the management of Diabetic Ketoacidosis: Time for a paradigm shift?
JAMA Pediatrics In press. 

Asao K, Kaminski J, McEwen LN, Wu X, Lee JM, Herman WH.
Assessing the burden of diabetes mellitus in emergency departments in the United States: The National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS).
J Diabetes Complications 2014 Feb 15. pii: S1056-8727(14)00047-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2014.02.005.


Singer K, Eng D, Lumeng CN, Gebremariam A., Lee JM.
The relationship between body fat mass percentiles and inflammation in children.
Obesity. In press.

Lee H, Andrew M, Gebremariam A, Lumeng JC, Lee JM.
Longitudinal Associations between Poverty and Obesity from the Birth through Adolescence.
Am J Public. In press.

Lewis RC, Meeker JD, Peterson KE, Lee JM, Cantoral A, Tellez-Rojo MM.
Predictors of urinary bisphenol A and phthalate metabolite concentrations in Mexican children.
Chemosphere. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2013.08.038 [Epub ahead of print].

Lee JM, Eason A, Nelson C, Kazzi NG, Cowan AE, Tarini BA.
Screening Practices for Identifying Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents.
J Adolesc Health. 2013 Aug 19. pii: S1054-139X(13)00368-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.07.003. [Epub ahead of print].

Lin MH, Connor CG, Ruedy KJ, Beck RW, Kollman C, Buckingham B, Redondo MJ, Schatz D, Haro H, Lee JM, Tamborlane WV, Wood JR.
Race and Socioeconomic Status are Associated with Insulin Pump Therapy in Youth in the First Year Following Diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes Technol Ther. 2013 Jul 19. [Epub ahead of print].

Eng D, Lee JM, Gebremariam A, Meeker J, Peterson K, Padmanabhan V.Bisphenol A and Chronic Disease Risk Factors in US Children.
Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):e637-45. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0106. Epub 2013 Aug 19.

Tarini BA, Herman WH, Lee JM.
Effects of hypothetical type 2 diabetes genetic testing on parents' efforts to prevent diabetes in children.
Clin Pediatr (Phila). Sep 2013;52(9):821-828.

Eng DS, Lee JM.
The promise and peril of mobile health applications for diabetes and endocrinology.
Pediatrics Diabetes 2013 Jun;14(4):231-8. doi: 10.1111/pedi.12034. Epub 2013 Apr. 30.

Lee JM, Gebremariam A, Woolford SJ, Tarini BA, Valerio MA, Bashir S, Eason AJ, Choi PY, Gurney JG.
A risk score for identifying overweight adolescents with dysglycemia in primary care settings.
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2013;26(5-6):477-88. doi: 10.1515/jpem-2012-0259.

Wolfgram PM, Sarrault J, Clark SJ, Lee JM.
State-to-state variability in Title V coverage for children with diabetes.
J Pediatr. 2013 Jan 13. pii: S0022-3476(12)01455-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.12.009. Epub 2013 Jan 13.

Lee H, Harris KM, Lee JM.
Multiple levels of social disadvantage and links to obesity in adolescence and young adulthood.
J Sch Health. 2013 Mar;83(3):139-49. doi:10.1111/josh.12009.

Wu E, Kazzi N, Lee JM.
Cost-effectiveness of screening strategies for identifying pediatric diabetes and dysglycemia.
JAMA Pediatr. 2013 Jan 1;167(1):32-9. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.419.

Antonucci T, Ashton-Miller JA, Brandt J, Falk EB, Halter JB, Hamdemir L, Konrath SH, Lee JM, McCullough WR, Persad CC, Seydel R, Smith J, Webster NJ.
The right to move: a multidisciplinary lifespan conceptual framework.
Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res 2012, Article ID 873937, doi:10.1155/2012/873937.

Kaminski BM, Klingensmith GJ, Beck RW, Tamborlane WV, Lee JM, Hassan K, Schatz D,Kollman C, Redondo MJ: Pediatric Diabetes Consortium.
Body mass index at the time of diagnosis of autoimmune type 1 diabetes in children.
J Pediatr 2012 Oct 20. pii: S0022-3476(12)01066-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.09.017. [Epub ahead of print]

Lee, JM, Villamor E.
Tackling childhood overweight and obesity: Thresholds and beyond.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2012 Nov 5:1-2. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2013.426. [Epub ahead of print]

Lee JM, Gebremariam A, Vijan S, Gurney JG.
Excess body mass index years, a measure of degree and duration of excess weight, and risk for incident diabetes.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Jan;166(1):42-8.

Lee JM, Gebremariam A, Wu E, LaRose J, Gurney JG
Evaluation of nonfasting tests to screen for childhood and adolescent dysglycemia
Diabetes Care. 2011 Dec;34(12):2597-602. Epub 2011 Sep 27.

Lee JM, Lee H.
Obesity reduction within a generation: the dual roles of prevention and treatment.
Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Oct;19(10):2107-10. doi: 10.1038/oby.2011.199. Epub 2011 Jun 30.

Kim C, Sen A, Osborne E, Lee JM, Richardson C.
Associations between glucose tolerance and sex hormone binding globulin among women with recent gestational diabetes mellitus.
Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2011 Sep;93(3):e110-2. Epub 2011 Jun 28.

Kotlyarevska K, Wolfgram P, Lee JM.
Is waist circumference a better predictor of insulin resistance than body mass index in U.S. adolescents?
J Adolesc Health. 2011 Sep;49(3):330-3. Epub 2011 May 4.

Lee JM, Rhee K, O'Grady MJ, Basu A, Winn A, John P, Meltzer DO, Kollman C, Laffel LM, Lawrence JM, Tamborlane WV, Wysocki T, Xing D, Huang ES.
Health Utilities for Children and Adults with Type 1 Diabetes.
Med Care. 2011 Oct;49(10):924-931.

Lee JM, Wu E, Herman WH, Tarini BA, Yoon E.
Diagnosis of diabetes using hemoglobin A1c: should recommendations in adults be extrapolated to adolescents?
J Pediatr 2011 Jun;158(6):947-952.e1-3. Epub 2010 Dec 30.

Kim C, Gebremariam A, Iwashyna TJ, Dalton VK, Lee JM.
Longitudinal influences of friends and parents upon unprotected vaginal intercourse in adolescents.
Contraception 2011 Feb; 83(2):138-44. Epub 2010 Aug 23.

Lee JM, Davis MM, Gebremariam A, Kim C.
Age and Sex Differences in Hospitalizations Associated with Diabetes.
J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2010 Nov;19(11):2033-42. Epub 2010 Oct 12.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation CGM Study Group.
Validation of Measures of Satisfaction With and Impact of Continuous and Conventional Glucose Monitoring.
Diabetes Technol Ther 2010 Sept; 12(9):679-684. [Listed as study author]

The Pediatric Diabetes Consortium.
The Pediatric Diabetes Consortium: Improving care of children with type 1 diabetes through collaborative research.
Diabetes Technol Ther. 2010 Sept; 12(9):685-8. [Listed as study author]

Nafiu O, Burke C, Lee JM, Voepel-Lewis T, Malviya S, Tremper Kevin.
Neck circumference as a screening measure for identifying children with high body mass index.
Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):e306-10. Epub 2010 July 5.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation CGM Study Group.
Variation of Interstitial Glucose Measurements Assessed by Continuous Glucose Monitors in Healthy, Non-diabetic Individuals.
Diabetes Technol Ther. 2010 June;33(6):1297-9. Epub 2010 Mar 9.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Continuous Glucose Monitoring Study Group.
Prolonged Nocturnal Hypoglycemia is Common During 12 Months of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Children and Adults with Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes Care. 2010 May;33(5):1004-8. Epub 2010 Mar 3.

Huang ES, O'Grady M, Basu A, Winn A, John P, Lee J, Meltzer D, Kollman C, Laffel L, Tamborlane W, Weinzimer S, Wysocki T; the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Continuous Glucose Monitoring Study Group.
The Cost-Effectiveness of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes Care. 2010 Jun;33(6):1269-1274. Epub 2010 Mar 23.

Lee JM, Lim S, Zoellner J, Burt BA, Sandretto AM, Sohn W, Ismail AI.
Don’t Children Grow Out of their Obesity? Weight Transitions in Early Childhood.
Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2010 May;49(5):466-9. Epub 2010 Jan 28.

Lee JM, Woolford SJ, Herman WH, Clark SJ.
Does childhood overweight, parental perception of overweight, or family history of diabetes mellitus increase parental perception of type 2 diabetes risk for their child?
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 2010 Mar;23(3):267-70.

Lee JM, Kaciroti N, Appugliese D, Corwyn RF, Bradley RH, Lumeng JC.
Body Mass Index and Timing of Pubertal Initiation in Boys.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2010;164(2):139-144.

Lee JM, Pilli S, Gebremariam A, Keirns CC, Davis MM, Vijan S, Freed GL, Herman WH, Gurney JG.
Getting Heavier, Younger: Birth Cohort Effects on Obesity over the Life Course.
Int J Obes (Lond) 2009 Dec 1. 2010 Apr;34(4):614-23. Epub 2009 Dec 1.

JDRF CGM Study Group.
The Effect of Continuous Glucose Monitoring in Well-controlled Type 1 Diabetes.
Diabetes Care 2009 Aug;32(8):1378-83. Epub 2009 May 8.

Lee JM, Appugliese D, Coleman SM, Kaciroti N, Corwyn RF, Bradley RH, Sandberg DE, Lumeng JC.
Short stature in a population-based cohort: Social, emotional, and behavioral functioning.
Pediatrics 2009; 124: 903-910. Epub 2009 Aug 17.

Lee JM, Gebremariam A, Card-Higginson P, Shaw JL, Thompson, JW, Davis MM.
Poor performance of body mass index as a marker for hypercholesterolemia in children and adolescents.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2009;163(8):716-23.

Lee JM, Davis MM, Woolford SJ, Gurney JG.
Waist Circumference Percentile Thresholds for Identifying Adolescents with Insulin Resistance in Clinical Practice.
Pediatr Diabetes 2009 Aug;10(5):336-42. Epub 2008 Oct 19.

Thomas IH, Saini NK, Adhikari A, Lee JM, Kasa-vubu, JK, Vazquez DM, Menon RK, Chen M, Fajans SS.
Neonatal diabetes mellitus with pancreatic agenesis in an infant with homozygous IPF-1 Pro63fsX60 mutation.
Pediatr Diabetes 2009; 10:492-6. Epub 2009 Jun 3.

Lim S, Zoellner JM, Lee JM, Burt BA, Sandretto AM, Sohn W, Ismail AI, Lepkowski JM.
Sugar-sweetened beverages and obesity in African-American preschool children: a longitudinal study.
Obesity (Silver Spring) 2009;17(6):1262-8. Epub 2009 Feb 5.

JDRF CGM Study Group.
Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Intensive Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes.
N Engl J Med 2008; 359:1464-76. Epub 2008 Sep 8.

Lee JM.
Why young adults hold the key to assessing the obesity epidemic in children.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2008; 162(7):682-687.

Lee JM, Davis MM, Menon RK, Freed GL.
Geographic distribution of childhood diabetes and obesity relative to the supply of pediatric endocrinologists in the United States.
J Pediatr 2008; 152(3):331-6. Epub 2007 Nov 5.

Lee JM, Okumura MJ, Freed GL, Menon RK, Davis MM.
Trends in hospitalizations for diabetes among children and young adults: United States, 1993-2004.
Diabetes Care 2007; 30:3035-3039.

Lee JM, Appugliese D, Kaciroti N, Corwyn RF, Bradley RH, Lumeng JC.
Weight status in young girls and the onset of puberty.
Pediatrics 2007; 119:624-630.

Lee JM, Davis MM, Clark SJ, Kemper AR.
Thresholds of evaluations for short stature in a pediatric endocrine clinic: differences between boys versus girls?
J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 2007; 20(1):21-26.

Lee JM, Smith JR, Philipp BL, Chen TC, Mathieu J, Holick MF.
Vitamin D deficiency in a healthy group of mothers and newborn infants.
Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2007; 46(1):42–44.

Lee JM, Okumura MJ, Davis MM, Herman WH, Gurney JG.
Prevalence and determinants of insulin resistance among U.S. adolescents: a population based study.
Diabetes Care 2006; 29:2427–2432.

Lee JM, Howell JD.
Tall girls: The social shaping of a medical therapy.
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2006; 160:1035-1039.

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; 107(6):1303-1312.

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.

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, Menon RK.
Issues and practices surrounding growth hormone for short children without a hormone deficiency.
Contemp Pediatr 2005; 22(10):46-53.

Aziz PF, Lee J, Cabana MD.
An inappropriate diet.
Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2005; 44:735-7.

Lee JM, Menon RK.
Molecular defects in the Growth Hormone-IGF Axis; Recent advances.
Indian J Pediatr 2005; 72(2):145-148.

Lee JM, Sundel RP, Liang MG.
Fibroblastic rheumatism: Case report and review of the literature.
Pediatr Dermatol 2002; 19(6):532-5.

Lee JM, Greenes DS.
Biphasic anaphylactic reactions in pediatrics.
Pediatrics 2000; 106(4):762.

Larson S, Luiggi H, Lee JM.
Penn Med Language Link.
Acad Med 1999; 74(5).



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