Joy L. Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Joy Lee is a health services researcher using mixed methods to examine how patients and providers communicate with each other electronically. In addition to electronic patient-provider communication, she has special research interests in improving chronic disease management, evaluating medication safety, social media and health, and the patient-provider relationship through various electronic communication channels including video blogs.
Dr. Lee obtained her master’s degree in health policy and management in the Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health and doctoral degree in health services research and policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in health services research and policy. Dr. Lee holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health.
electronic health information and communication | social media and health | chronic disease management
General Internal Medicine
Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research, Regenstrief Institute 1101 West 10th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2859
Titles & Appointments
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
- Faculty Fellow, Center for Health Policy, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health
Improving secure messaging in primary care (Indiana CTSI Young Investigator KL2 Award (NIH/NCATS), PI: Shekhar) 2018-2019. A mixed-methods study with purposive sampling that elicits patient preferences for specific attributes in secure messaging and establishes the design of an education intervention to improve physician messaging. Role: Project PI .
Helpful or Harmful? Evaluating Electronic Messages between Outpatients and Primary Care Clinicians (Indiana CTSI (NIH/NCATS), PI: Shekhar) 2017-2019. Feasibility study of research establishing clinician rationales and patient preferences in electronic messaging between patients and providers in primary care. Role: Project PI.
Population Health and the IU Simon Cancer Center Catchment Area (NCI, PI: Loehrer) 2018-2019. Data will be collected from at least 1000 individuals seen at Indiana University Health, who reside in counties with higher than average cancer mortality rates, will help the IU Simon Cancer Center and its partners to understand cancer-related knowledge, beliefs, and behaviors, including cancer information-seeking behaviors, in a way that has not been previously possible. Role: Co-Investigator.
Brain health patient safety learning laboratory (P30 - AHRQ, PI: Callahan) 2015-2019. The project aims to reduce the use of unsafe medications with anticholinergic side effects and prevent repeated episodes of hypoglycemia among older adults with diabetes. Role: Co-Investigator.
A critical appraisal of guidelines for electronic communication between patients and clinicians: the need to modernize current recommendations.
Patient Use of Email, Facebook, and Physician Websites to Communicate with Physicians: A National Online Survey of Retail Pharmacy Users.
What are health-related users tweeting? A qualitative content analysis of health-related users and their messages on twitter.
Untangling the relationship between medication adherence and post-myocardial infarction outcomes: medication adherence and clinical outcomes.
The impact of reducing cardiovascular medication copayments on health spending and resource utilization.
Seizure outcomes following the use of generic versus brand-name antiepileptic drugs: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Infliximab and other immunomodulating drugs in patients with inflammatory bowel disease and the risk of serious bacterial infections.
Clinical equivalence of generic and brand-name drugs used in cardiovascular disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
American Medical Informatics Association
Society of General Internal Medicine