Dr. Lee has expertise in the use of qualitative and quantitative methods to understand decision-making by policymakers, hospitals, providers and patients. She has previously received grant funding from CDC, NIH and AHRQ to use these methods to evaluate the impact of national payment or financing policies, understand barriers to the delivery of public health interventions, and develop new quality metrics and associated preventive interventions. Dr. Lee is currently principal investigator of an AHRQ-funded grant to evaluate the health and economic impact of the CMS Hospital-Acquired Conditions and Value-Based Purchasing policies, which is called the Preventing Avoidable Infectious Complications by Adjusting Payment (PAICAP) study. Dr. Lee is also principal investigator of an AHRQ-funded grant to develop a national surveillance definition for pediatric ventilator-associated events and to identify potential intervention bundles to improve quality of care. She leads the Epicenters/SHEPheRD Pediatric Consortium, whose major role is to develop and implement research on surveillance and prevention of healthcare-associated infections in neonatal and pediatric populations. Dr. Lee has served as a member on the Institute of Medicine Committee (IOM) to Review Priorities in the National Vaccine Plan and the IOM Committee on the Ethical and Scientific Issues in Studying the Safety of Approved Drugs. She is currently a member of the IOM Board on Population Health and Public Practice and also a member of the AHRQ Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research Study Section.
About Grace Lee
Dr. Lee is Associate Professor of Population Medicine (PM) & Pediatrics at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute & Harvard Medical School and Director of the Center for Child Health Care Studies. She is also Associate Medical Director of Infection Control and Associate Physician in Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. She received her MD at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Master of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her pediatric residency, subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases, and health services research fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital.