Joyce Lee, MD, MPH, describes herself as “a doctor who is learning to think like a designer.”
As a pediatrician, diabetes specialist, and researcher, she’s passionate about the notion that human centered design and design thinking can transform biomedical research and the delivery of clinical care. And she’s exploring design through various media, including mobile applications and interactive data visualizations.
An 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, Joyce attended Brown University for her undergraduate education and the University of Pennsylvania for her medical degree. She completed her internship and residency in General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital (Harvard Medical School and Boston University) and her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Michigan, and she received her Masters in Public Health from the Department of Health Management and Policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health.
Her research focuses on the health outcomes of children with diabetes and obesity, and she is principal investigator on several childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes risk studies. She’s also the first social media editor for JAMA Pediatrics, one of the premier pediatric scientific journals. Her research has been featured on CBS News, ABC World News Tonight, National Public Radio, CNN and the BBC, and in The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times.
Joyce is co-director of the Mott Mobile Technology Program for Enhancing Child Health, which has the ultimate goal of using mobile technology to enhance the health of children with chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes and to transform the way that clinical research is conducted. She avidly follows these Twitter hashtags to enhance her research and clinical mission: #dataviz #d3js #mhealth #quantifiedself #s4pm