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Sunmin Lee Sc.D.

Sunmin Lee, Sc.D.


Epidemiology and Biostatistics
2234C School of Public Health Building
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-7251


  1. 2001 Social Epidemiology Sc.D. Harvard University, School of Public Health
  2. 1996 Health Policy M.P.H Seoul National University, School of Public Health
  3. 1993 English Literature and Language B.A. Seoul National University


Dr. Sunmin Lee is Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Director of the Maryland Asian American Health Studies Lab. She is a social epidemiologist with a main research interest in reducing health disparities among racial / ethnic minority populations, especially among Asian Americans. She has incorporated both quantitative and qualitative research methods and has conducted both epidemiologic and intervention studies, to comprehensively examine the etiologies of health disparities and design and implement randomized controlled trials that are culturally and linguistically appropriate to reduce heath disparities. She has conducted epidemiologic studies examining effect of acculturation on immigrants’ health and led or participated in multiple NIH- and CDC-funded studies to increase colorectal cancer screening, hepatitis B screening and vaccination, and improve breast cancer survivorship among Asian Americans.

Currently, she leads an NIH-funded R01 study to increase colorectal cancer screening among Chinese and Korean Americans using shared decision making approach.

Dr. Lee also serves as Director, Community Outreach and Engagement of the University of Maryland Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.