Dr. Christina Lee's research focuses most broadly on developing and implementing innovative clinical treatment research to reduce alcohol/substance use related health disparities in underserved populations. Other research areas of interest include methods to enhance minority recruitment and retention and mechanisms of change in behavioral health treatment outcomes.
Dr. Lee is an assistant professor (Research) in the Department of Community Health, where her clinical and research interests focus on Motivational Interviewing (MI) with vulnerable populations. She received her Ph.D. from New York University in 2002 and completed her internship in clinical psychology (specializing in Health Psychology), at Tewksbury State Hospital, Massachusetts. Prior to graduate school Dr. Lee worked as a substance abuse counselor with chemically dependent and mentally-ill patients in a hospital setting. As a graduate student she received a National Research Service Award (NIAAA) for her dissertation on clinical decision-making with minority alcohol-involved adolescents. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in addictions studies at the Brown University School of Medicine. Since 2005 Dr. Lee has been a Planning Committee member for the Working Consortium on the Inclusion and Care of the Underserved, sponsored by the Mayo Clinic and is a member of the Diversity Special Interests Group of the Clinical Psychology Training Consortium at Brown Medical School. She has served on a scientific review committee for NIAAA.
CHRISTINA LEE, PhD
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