Joy L. Lee, PhD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine
Research Scientist, Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research
Research Scientist, William M. Tierney Center for Health Services Research, Regenstrief Institute, Inc.

Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at IU School of Medicine and a Research Scientist in the William M. Tierney Center for Health Services Research at Regenstrief Institute, Inc.  She received her doctorate in Health Services Research and Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and also has a master’s degree in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health. 


Dr. Lee’s research uses mixed methods to examine how patients and providers communicate with each other electronically.  In addition to electronic patient-provider communication, she is also interested in research on issues related to the effects of health information technology on the quality of medical care, including how it transforms how providers communicate with one another, how chronic disease is managed, and the patient-provider relationship.  Outside of research, Dr. Lee is a former winner of the Edinburgh Poetry Slam and enjoys moderate walks on the beach.

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