Lisa M. Lee, Ph.D., M.S., is the Executive Director of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Lee previously had been with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) since 1998, most recently serving as Chief Science Officer in the Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Sciences.
Lee, who has a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins and an M.S. in bioethics from Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College, is an epidemiologist, surveillance scientist, and public health ethicist. Lee’s work at CDC has included ethics of public health surveillance, scientific integrity, development and evaluation of surveillance systems, research on HIV and fertility, HIV/AIDS survival, HIV and tuberculosis, and data quality. She has led several agency and cross-agency committees working to establish and maintain an environment of scientific integrity and excellence.
Lee is the lead editor of Principles and Practice of Public Health Surveillance, 3d edition (Oxford University Press, 2010). She has authored numerous scientific publications and has served as a peer and guest reviewer for many scientific conferences and scientific journals. She serves on the Board of Advisors and is adjunct faculty at Georgia State University’s Institute of Public Health, where she teaches ethics.