Health Policy & Management
Professor of Healthcare Administration
Health Policy & Management
Health Policy & Management
DrPH, Health Services Organization, The University of Texas School of Public Health, 1979
MPH, Health Services Administration, The University of Texas School of Public Health, 1975
Certificate in Health Policy, The Institute for the Study of Health and Society, Washington, D.C., 1975
BS, Communications, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1970
Research: professionalism, transdisciplinary public health, health services management, academic public health, process improvement and health care quality, managed care, rural health
Teaching: transdisciplinary public health, DrPH education, health services management, academic public health, process improvement and health care quality, managed care, rural health
Dr. Lee is a recipient of the Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence. He was also recognized with the University of Kentucky Alumni Association “Great Teacher Award”, and the College of Health Sciences, Kingston Award for Creativity in Teaching. In 2005, he was selected by UK College of Public Health students for the “Golden Apple Award”, as “the faculty member who has made the greatest contribution to our education, not only in the classroom, but through student support and advising activities, and a commitment to public health education”. In 2008 he was recognized by the University of Kentucky College of Public Health with the establishment of the Joel M. Lee Prize, an annual award to the outstanding Dr.P.H. graduate.
Member, American College of Healthcare Executives
Member, American Public Health Association
Member, Association of University Programs in Health Administration
Board Member, National Board of Public Health
President Elect, National Executive Committee, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
Member, Association of Schools and Programs in Public Health Academy of Distinguished Public Health Teachers
Member, University of Georgia Teaching Academy
Dr. Lee teaches courses in public health at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels, with an emphasis on healthcare management and integrative thinking. He has served on numerous National and international academic and accreditation committees and chaired many Doctor of Public Health dissertation committees. He has also participated in international public health/health administration activities in England, Russia, Romania, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Dubai and Abu Dhabi developing new academic degree programs and offering continuing education for practitioners.
PBHL 3100, Introduction to Public Health
PBHL 9000, Doctoral Research
PBHL 9100, Doctor of Public Health Seminar I
PBHL 9200, Doctor of Public Health Seminar II
PBHL 9300, Doctoral Dissertation
PBHL 9560, Residency in Public Health
HPAM 7010, Introduction to Health Policy and Management
HPAM 8700, Management of Public Health Organizations
HPAM 8750, Quality Improvement in Health
Dr Lee has focused his research on topics related to academic public health, with a focus on DrPH education, change management, professionalism in public health, and managed care.
Undergraduate Public Health, Lessons Learned from Undergraduate Health Administration Education, with Friedman, L. H. Frontiers in Public Health, Public Health Education and Promotion section
Progress in the Articulation of Undergraduate and Graduate Public Health? with Friedman, L. H. Frontiers in Public Health, Public Health Education and Promotion section.
Undergraduate Public Health Education: Is There an Ideal Curriculum? with Friedman, L. H. Frontiers in Public Health, Public Health Education and Promotion section. Health, 2 (250), 2014
Improving Collaboration-Communities, Health Departments, and Schools and Programs in Public Health: An Academic Perspective, with Caine, V. A., and McElligott, J. E., Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.
A Review of the Status of the Doctor of Public Health Degree and Identification of Future Issues, with Furner, S., Yager, J., and Hoffman, D. Public Health Reports.
Articulation of Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Public Health, Public Health Reports, “Curricular Innovation and the Science of Public Health Education Supplement.
Teaching Excellence in Public Health, a Call to Action, with Kleinbaum, D., Diener-West, M., Grimley, D. M., Hellerstedt, W. L., Sullivan, L., and Aday, L. A., Public Health Reports.
The Status of National and Health Administration Doctoral Education in Health Administration and Policy – Revisited, with Fottler, M., The Journal of Health Administration Education.
The Status of National and Health Administration Doctoral Education: Issues for the 21st Century.
The Kentucky Plan Revisited: Lessons Learned from An Innovative Doctoral Education Program, with Scutchfield, F., and Hill, R., The Journal of Health Administration Education, 2007.
Articulation of Undergraduate and Graduate Education in Health Administration: Barriers and Strategies for the Future, with Nowicki, M., The Journal of Health Administration Education.
The Kentucky Plan: An Innovative Approach to Professional Doctoral Education in Public Health, with Scutchfield, F.D., The Journal of Health Administration Education.