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Karen C. Lee, M.D., M.P.H., is the program director for NICHD's Pediatric Primary Care, Behavioral Pediatrics, and Health Promotion Program in the extramural research portfolio. Prior to joining NIH, Dr. Lee worked with the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and Evidence-Based Practice Centers Programs at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. These activities came after several years of working on medical product safety at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
A graduate of Northwestern University's Honors Program in Medical Education (which awards bachelor's and medical degrees), Dr. Lee completed pediatrics internship and residency training at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City, followed by pediatric research fellowship/master of public health at Harvard University.