Bruce Y. Lee

Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA has expertise in systems modeling, computational and digital health, entrepreneurship, and science and health journalism and communications. He is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy where he is the Executive Director of PHICOR (Public Health Computational and Operations Research). He has over two decades experience in industry and academia developing mathematical and computational models to assist a wide range of decision makers in health and public health. This has included serving as an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Carey Business School, Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and Senior Manager at Quintiles Transnational. Other experience includes working in equity research at Montgomery Securities and founding two companies. He has authored over 200 scientific publications (including over 100 first author and over 65 last author).

Dr. Lee has written extensively for the general media. He is a Senior Contributor for Forbes, covering a wide range of health-related topics and having written over 700 articles. His writing has also been featured in a number of other media outlets including Time, The Guardian, 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, Reuters, and National Public Radio (NPR).



  • MBA in from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA
  • MD in from Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
  • BA in from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Research Interests

Systems science, computational modeling, digital health, science and health communications, social entrepreneurship



  • PHICOR (Public Health Informatics Computational Operations Research)



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