Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences
Canada Research Chair Tier I
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- B.A., University of British Columbia
- M.P.A., University of Victoria
- M.A., Univertsity of Sussex (International Relations)
- D.Phil, University of Sussex (International Political Economy)
Dr. Lee is trained in International Relations and Public Administration with a focus on international political economy. She spent over twenty years at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she remains Honorary Professor of Global Health Policy, initially analyzing the role of the UN in health. She was a core member of two major donor-led studies on WHO reform during the 1990s. She co-established the WHO Collaborating Centre on Global Change and Health, and chaired the WHO Resource Group on Globalization, Trade and Health. Dr Lee also co-led a major international initiative to secure public access to tobacco industry documents, as well as analyze their contents in relation to the globalization of the tobacco industry. She has authored around 90 scholarly papers, 50 book chapters and 10 books including Globalization and Health, An introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003), The World Health Organization (Routledge, 2008), Global Health and International Relations (Polity Press with Colin McInnes, 2012), and Asia’s Role in Governing Global Health (Routledge edited with Tikki Pang and Yeling Tan, 2012). She joined the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University in 2011 as Associate Dean, Research and Director of Global Health. She is an Associate Fellow of the Centre on Global Health Security, Chatham House, London; Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, Royal College of Physicians; and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.
Professor Lee‘s research focuses on the impacts of globalization on communicable and non-communicable diseases (notably tobacco-related diseases), and the implications for strengthening global governance. Her research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Cancer Research UK, European Research Council, Health Canada, Nuffield Trust, Rockefeller Foundation, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, UK Economic and Social Research Council, UN Population Fund, US National Institutes of Health, Wellcome Trust, World Health Organization and various donor governments.
Her current research focuses on analyzing globalization and the tobacco industry, funded by the US National Cancer Institute, in collaboration with researchers in the UK, US and Australia.
Professor Lee teaches Globalization and Health with a particular focus on improving understanding of the impacts of global change on public health, and the need for collective action to tackle the risks and benefits arising from them.
Publications and Activities
- Political Economy of Global Health
- The lifecycle of tobacco environmental impacts: The need for extended producer responsibility
- Feasibility Study in Preparation for Randomized Trail of Enhanced Primary Mental Health Care Implementation
- Tobacco Companies, Public Policy and Global Health
- Corporate influences on declining global public health indicators
- Research Program on Global Health Diplomacy