Bruce Y. Lee

Executive Director, Center for Advanced Technology and Communication in Health (CATCH)
Executive Director
Health Policy and Management
(646) 364-9523
Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA is a systems modeler, computational, artificial intelligence (AI), and digital health expert, professor, writer, and journalist.
He has over two decades experience in industry and academia developing mathematical/computational models and other AI approaches to assist a wide range of decision makers in health and public health. Currently, he is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health where he is the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Technology and Communication in Health (CATCH) at CUNY, which aims to develop and implement new technologies and approaches to help decision making and communication in health and public health. Dr. Lee is also the Executive Director of PHICOR (Public Health Informatics Computational and Operations Research), which he founded in 2007 and the founder and CEO of Symsilico, which develops and uses computational methods, models, and tools to help decision-making. Additionally, he is Executive Director of AIMINGS (Artificial Intelligence, Modeling, and Informatics for Nutrition Guidance and Systems) Center. His previous positions include serving as Professor by Courtesy at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Associate Professor of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Executive Director of the Global Obesity Prevention Center (GOPC), Director of Operations Research at the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC), Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Senior Manager at Quintiles Transnational, working in biotechnology equity research at Montgomery Securities, and co-founding Integrigen.Dr. Lee has been the Principal Investigator (PI) for over $60 million in grants/contracts from a variety of organizations and agencies including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), UNICEF, the Global Fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). This includes being the PI for two U54 grants and multiple R01s. He has served as a systems science, AI, and computer modeling expert for a range of different entities, such as serving on advisory boards and committees for the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), the World Health Organization (WHO), the NIH, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), and other organizations.Dr. Lee has authored over 250 scientific publications (including over 105 first author and over 85 last author) nearly all of which have focused on developing and using new systems, computational, and AI/modeling methods.Dr. Lee has written extensively for the general media. He is a Senior Contributor for Forbes, covering a wide range of health-related topics including medicine, wellness, digital health and the business of health and having written over 1,500 articles. Since January 2019, his Forbes articles have been read over 81 million times with numerous articles being selected as Editors' Picks. He maintains a blog "A Funny Bone to Pick" for Psychology Today as well. His writing has also appeared in a number of other media outlets including The New York Times, Time, The Guardian, STAT, the HuffPost, and the MIT Technology Review. His work and expertise have appeared in leading media outlets such as the New York Times, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, CBS News, Businessweek, U.S. News and World Report, Bloomberg News, and Reuter. Dr. Lee received his B.A. from Harvard University, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of California, San Diego. His Twitter handle is @bruce_y_lee.
MBA in Business from Stanford Graduate School of Business
MD in Medicine from Harvard Medical School
BA in Biology from Harvard University
Research Interests
Systems science, systems modeling, mathematical and computational modeling, health technology, digital health, health communication, health journalism, Artificial Intelligence
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