Joseph G. L. Lee, PhD, MPH

East Carolina University

Assistant Professor, Department of Health Education & Promotion, College of Health & Human Performance

Affiliated Faculty, Center for Health Disparities, Brody School of Medicine

Associate Member, Cancer Prevention and Control, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

 

Public health is about justice.  It is about documenting, understanding, and ultimately intervening to improve the quality of the lives of our neighbors, of North Carolinians, and of communities across the globe.

 

 

Research

Physical environment prevents traffic fatalities by separating bike and automobile lanes, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, Ecuador

Physical environment prevents traffic fatalities by separating bike and automobile lanes, Puerto Ayora, Galapagos, Ecuador

Three areas form the core of my work.  First, I document health disparities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.  Second, I seek to understand the origins of these disparities. Third, I work to identify and evaluate policy interventions to improve health equity.

I also conduct studies of tobacco prevention and control with an eye towards public health policy and the reduction of disparities.  Work here has included tobacco-free college campus policies and point-of-sale tobacco marketing.

I have been awarded funding by: American Cancer Society, Cancer Research UK, National Cancer Institute, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pitt County Health Department (NC Division of Public Health), Stanford Prevention Research Center (California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program), and UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (National Cancer Institute).

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When state legislatures won't pass smoke-free air laws, we turn to cities (New Orleans, LA)

When state legislatures won't pass smoke-free air laws, we turn to cities (New Orleans, LA)

Student Opportunities

Graphic warning labels are widely used except in the united States. They are also effective. Photo Credit: Joseph Lee

Graphic warning labels are widely used except in the united States. They are also effective. Photo Credit: Joseph Lee

I have taught courses on LGBT health disparities (Spring 2014; Fall 2018), health disparities (Fall 2015; Spring, Summer, Fall 2016; Fall 2017; Spring 2018), research skills in health information (Spring 2018, Spring 2019), and led a study abroad trip to Iceland (Summer 2018).

ECU Department of Health Education and Promotion

  • HLTH 3020.002: Health Disparities (Fall 2015)

  • HLTH 3020.002: Health Disparities (Spring 2016)

  • HLTH 3020.001: Health Disparities (Summer 2016)

  • HLTH 3020.002: Health Disparities (Fall 2016)

  • HLTH 3020.002: Health Disparities (Fall 2017)

  • HLTH 3020.002: Health Disparities (Spring 2018

  • HLTH 3025.001: LGBT Population Health and Disparities (Fall 2018)

UNC School of Public Health

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Spatial Analysis & Consulting

Where we live matters, so I have worked to build expertise in neighborhood health disparities and health geography (Medio del Mundo, Ecuador)

Where we live matters, so I have worked to build expertise in neighborhood health disparities and health geography (Medio del Mundo, Ecuador)

I have content expertise on tobacco control, LGBT health, health behavior, program evaluation, spatial analysis, and systematic reviews.

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[T]he science of preserving health, its practical aim being to render ‘growth more perfect, decay less rapid, life more vigorous, death more remote.’
— -- Encyclopaedia Britannica. 11th Ed. 1910. V14. P175.