Yuna Lee

Yuna Lee

Yuna Lee

Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management


722 West 168th Street, R476
New York NY 10032


Yuna S.H. Lee, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Professor Lee's research focuses on how health care organizations can promote learning, innovation and performance improvement by fostering creativity from clinicians and patients. She integrates health services research and organizational behavior to address central challenges facing the health care delivery system, including the need for new ideas amidst change and complexity, engaging patients as partners in their care experience, and elevating the emotional experience of work for the health care workforce. Professor Lee teaches Managerial and Organizational Behavior in the Masters of Health Administration program. She holds an MPH and PhD from the Yale School of Public Health, and has experience working in public health departments, academic medical centers, consultancies and research think tanks, in New York City and internationally.



PhD, 2017, Yale University
MPH, 2009, Yale School of Public Health
BSc, 2006, University of Western Australia

Other Affiliations

Member, Academy of Management
Member, AcademyHealth
Member, Industry Studies Association
Member, Organizational Theory in Health Care Association

Honors & Awards

2018, Best Organizational Behavior and Management Poster, Winner, AcademyHealth
2018, Best Paper in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 2nd place, Industry Studies Association
2018, Best Paper in Health Care Management, 2nd place, Academy of Management
2017, Best Paper in Health Care Management, Winner, Academy of Management

Areas of Expertise

Implementation Science, Health Systems Strengthening, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Workers, Quality of Care
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