Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA

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Director, Operations Research, International Vaccine Access Center, Bloomberg School of Public Health

Johns Hopkins

 
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E-mail: ivac@jhsph.edu

Education
AB, Harvard University
MD, Harvard Medical School
MBA, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Training
Internal Medicine, University of California, San Diego

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Economic and operational modeling and simulation of infectious diseases and their control measures:
Vaccine development, distribution, and administration
Health care-associated infections and control interventions
Respiratory viruses and control interventions
Helminthic infections and control interventions
Vectorborne diseases and control interventions
 

Profile
Dr. Lee is the Director of Operations Research at the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC). Previously, he was Associate Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, where he founded and directs the Public Health Computational and Operations Research (PHICOR) group which specializes in designing economic and operational computer models that help decision makers tackle infectious diseases of global importance. He is the Scientific Lead for the Highly Extensible Resource for Modeling Event-Driven Supply Chains (HERMES) Project and the Regional Healthcare Ecosystem Analyst (RHEA) Project. His work has been funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

His previous positions include serving as Senior Manager at Quintiles Transnational, where he led teams that developed economic and operational models for a variety of clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries; working in biotechnology equity research at Montgomery Securities; and co-founding Integrigen, a biotechnology/bioinformatics company.

Dr. Lee has authored over 150 scientific publications (including over 80 as first author and over 35 as last author), as well as three books: Principles and Practice of Clinical Trial Medicine, What If? Survival Guide for Physicians, and Medical Notes: Clinical Medicine Pocket Guide. He is also an Associate Editor for the journal Vaccine and Area Series Editor for the Wiley Series on Modeling and Simulation. He and his work have garnered attention in leading media outlets, such as the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Businessweek, U.S. News and World Report, Nature Medicine, and National Public Radio (NPR).

Dr. Lee received a bachelor of arts from Harvard University, a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and a master of business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is board-certified in internal medicine, having completed his residency training at the University of California, San Diego.

Recent Grants
Title: Applied Modeling, Computational Models of Infectious Disease Threats
Role: Project Principal Investigator
Amount:
Funding Agency: National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Start Year: 2009
End Year: 2014
Title: Decision Making in Biosurveillance
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount: $2,071,515
Funding Agency: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Start Year: 2008
End Year: 2013
Title: Vaccine Modeling Initiative (VMI)
Role: Co-Investigator (Scientific Lead, HERMES Project)
Amount: $9,600,000
Funding Agency: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Start Year: 2008
End Year: 2012

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