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Simon Craddock Lee, PhD MPH, joined the faculty in late 2008. He serves as Program Co-Leader for Population Sciences & Cancer Control research in the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center. 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. 

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 implementation science 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, most recently funded by 2018 competitive renewal from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Other active research disease sites include lung, colorectal, and cervical cancers through studies supported by CPRIT and NCI, notably as a Co-Investigator in the Parkland-UT Southwestern PROSPR II Centers (UM1 CA221940).

As a medical anthropologist, Dr. Lee advocates for research partnerships that foster learning health systems and other collaborations that enable science to support community priorities. He contributes to culture/behavior and research design curricula in Medical School and Graduate School programs. He has served as mentor/preceptor on seven K-series or other peer-reviewed career development awards for rising investigators, in addition to research consultation for stakeholder engagement, qualitative and mixed-method designs. An Associate Editor of Annals of Family Medicine, he serves on the Editorial Board of Journal of Cancer SurvivorshipDr. Lee actively reviews for NIH study sections in implementation science and healthcare delivery research and has reviewed for NSF programs in Cultural Anthropology and in Social & Economic Sciences. 

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
  • Implementation science and healthcare delivery research
  • Lung, Colorectal, Cervical, Breast Cancers
  • Medical anthropology
  • Qualitative research methods

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Patient Reported Outcomes in Preoperative and Postoperative Patients with Hypospadias.
Keays MA, Starke N, Lee SC, Bernstein I, Snodgrass WT, Bush NC J. Urol. 2016 Feb
Developing a Tablet-Based Self-Persuasion Intervention Promoting Adolescent HPV Vaccination: Protocol for a Three-Stage Mixed-Methods Study.
Tiro JA, Lee SC, Marks EG, Persaud D, Skinner CS, Street RL, Wiebe DJ, Farrell D, Bishop WP, Fuller S, Baldwin AS JMIR Res Protoc 2016 5 1 e19
Assessing race and ethnicity data quality across cancer registries and EMRs in two hospitals.
Lee SJ, Grobe JE, Tiro JA J Am Med Inform Assoc 2015 Dec
Perceptions of the Pediatric Hospice Experience among English- and Spanish-Speaking Families.
Thienprayoon R, Marks E, Funes M, Martinez-Puente LM, Winick N, Lee SC J Palliat Med 2015 Nov
Developing a Brief Suicide Prevention Intervention and Mobile Phone Application: a Qualitative Report.
Kennard BD, Biernesser C, Wolfe KL, Foxwell AA, Craddock Lee SJ, Rial KV, Patel S, Cheng C, Goldstein T, McMakin D, Blastos B, Douaihy A, Zelazny J, Brent DA J Technol Hum Serv 2015 Oct 33 4 345-357
Multiple Comorbidities and Interest in Research Participation Among Clients of a Nonprofit Food Distribution Site.
Higashi RT, Craddock Lee SJ, Leonard T, Cuate EL, Cole J, Pruitt SL Clin Transl Sci 2015 Aug
Residential racial segregation and mortality among black, white, and Hispanic urban breast cancer patients in Texas, 1995 to 2009.
Pruitt SL, Lee SJ, Tiro JA, Xuan L, Ruiz JM, Inrig S Cancer 2015 Feb
Independent state health surveys: responding to the need for local population health data.
Portnoy B, Craddock Lee SJ, Kincheloe J, Breen N, Olson JL, McCormally J, Brown ER J Public Health Manag Pract 2014 Sep-Oct 20 5 E21-33
Predictors and Intensity of Online Access to Electronic Medical Records Among Patients With Cancer.
Gerber DE, Laccetti AL, Chen B, Yan J, Cai J, Gates S, Xie Y, Lee SJ J Oncol Pract 2014 Jul
Illness representations of restricting back pain: the older Person?s perspective.
Makris UE, Melhado T, Lee SC, Hamann HA, Walke LM, Gill TM, Fraenkel L Pain Med 2014 Jun 15 6 938-46

Books

Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Ethics of Articulation: Constiuting identity in a Catholic hospital system. In Listening to the Whispers: Re-thinking Ethics in Healthcare

Sorrell Dinkins, C and Sorrell, J. (2006). Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin Press

Honors & Awards

  • Steering Committee, NCI Implementation Science Consortium in Cancer (ISCC)
    (2020-2021)
  • 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)
  • Executive Program Committee, Annual Meetings, American Anthropology Association
    (presidential appointment) (2013-2014)
  • 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

  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American Society for Preventive Oncology (ASPO)
  • Fellow, Society for Applied Anthropology
  • North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)
  • Society for Medical Anthropology ; Society of Lesbian & Gay Anthropologists