Biography

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Simon Craddock Lee, PhD MPH, joined the faculty in late 2008. Prior to being recruited to Dallas, Dr. Lee was a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the ethics of prevention and public health at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), where he also served as Co-Chair of the Culture & Qualitative Research Interest Group, a scientific intramural association of the NIH. At UT Southwestern, he is a core member of the Population Sciences & Cancer Control program in the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Lee's science emphasizes mixed-methods approaches to healthcare delivery research, focusing on the culture and organization of cancer screening and cancer survivorship in urban and rural safety-net settings. He is MPI on an NCI award (R01 CA203856) to improve care coordination for patients with multiple chronic conditions also diagnosed with cancer, aka complex cancer survivors. The study uses mixed-methods to systematically evaluate how local context influences evidence-based intervention effects at the system, clinic, provider and patient levels. Dr. Lee is principal investigator of a mixed-methods implementation study expanding rural breast cancer screening and patient navigation in 35 underserved counties in North Texas that received a 2015 competitive renewal from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Active disease sites include lung, colorectal, and cervical cancers through research support from the NCI, notably as a Co-Investigator in the Parkland-UT Southwestern PROSPR Center (U54 CA163308).

As a medical anthropologist, Dr. Lee contributes to culture/behavior and ethics curricula in the Medical School, in addition to formal consultation on stakeholder engagement, research design and qualitative methods through UTSW's Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and the Center for Translational Medicine.

Dr. Lee reviews for NSF programs in Cultural Anthropology and in Social & Economic Sciences, and serves on multiple NIH Special Emphasis panels. In 2016, he was appointed to the NCI's Central IRB Cancer Prevention & Control Committee. Dr. Lee has held various leadership positions in the American Anthropological Association since 2009 and is an elected Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology.

Education

Undergraduate
Yale University (1994)
Graduate School
Univ of California-Berkeley (1998)
Graduate School
University of California-San F (2003)

Research Interest

  • Complex patients, multiple chronic conditions
  • Health disparities
  • Healthcare delivery research
  • Lung, Colorectal, Breast Cancers
  • Medical anthropology
  • Qualitative research methods

Publications

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Measuring the Cost and Effect of Current Community Consultation and Public Disclosure Techniques in Emergency Care Research.
Matchett G, Ryan TJ, Sunna MC, Lee SC, Pepe PE Resuscitation 2018 Apr
The Influence of Financial Strain on Health Decision-Making.
Nguyen OK, Higashi RT, Makam AN, Mijares JC, Lee SC J Gen Intern Med 2018 Jan

Books

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Honors & Awards

  • Community-based research pilot award, Program for the development and evaluation of model community health initiatives in Dallas, UTSW Office of the President
    "Do Hispanics have a recovery advantage in Dallas? Racial and ethnic variation in longitudinal hospitalization patters in the Parkland safety-net system (2014-2016)
  • School for Advanced Research, Applied anthropology seminar: Negotiating structural vulnerability in cancer control: Contemporary challenges for applied anthropology
    Multi-day advanced seminar in Santa Fe; SfAA plenary session; leading to edited volume 2015. (2014-2015)
  • Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD), UT Southwestern
    Inaugural cohort of faculty leadership training program (2013-2013)
  • NIH Training Institute for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Health (TIDIRH)
    Inaugural cohort of national postdoctoral training institute (2012-2012)
  • American Cancer Society-IRG
    Special Interest Award for Cancer Disparities Research (2011-2012)
  • NIH Health Disparities LRP Award
    Peer-reviewed loan repayment award recognizing research in cancer disparities (2009-2011)
  • Distinguished Dissertation, Graduate Division, UCSF
    Nomination to Council of Graduate Schools Distinguished Dissertation in the Social Sciences (2003)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Executive Program Committee, American Anthropology Association (presidential appointment) (2014-2014)
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology
  • North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)
  • Society for Medical Anthropology ; Society of Lesbian & Gay Anthropologists