Joel Lee

Health Policy & Management
Professor of Healthcare Administration

Curriculum Vitae

Health Policy & Management

  • Education

    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

  • Areas of Expertise

    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

  • Honors, Awards, and Achievements

    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.

  • Affiliations

    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

  • Course Instruction

    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

  • Research Interests

    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.

  • Selected Publications

    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.