Elizabeth H Lee


Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Quality of care
Office Phone


Uniformed Services University, Public Health, DrPH 2017
The George Washington University, Global Health, MPH 2009
Tufts University, Community Health and Russian Studies, BA 2006


Dr. Lee is a pediatric epidemiology and health systems researcher with additional experience in integrating and applying health services, policy, implementation science and spatial epidemiology methodologies to large datasets to address critical health issues for military family health. She joined the USU Department of Pediatrics in 2022 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Health Systems Research and Clinical Epidemiology. Prior to this, she led the Army's U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief multi-million dollar HIV research, surveillance and evaluation portfolio that addressed pressing service delivery questions for African partner militaries. Dr. Lee currently collaborates with the Center for Health Services Research as co-PI on a study evaluating fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in the military health system, the U.S. Military HIV Research Program at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research as PI on a program evaluation of COVID-19 infection prevention and control in the Nigerian military hospital setting, and Department of Pediatrics colleagues on a study of COVID-19 impacts on patient outcomes and health services. Dr. Lee is particularly interested in mother-infant dyad health and quality of care, the inpatient experience, and infectious disease prevention.


Lee E, Madhavan S, Bauhoff S. Levels and variations in the quality of facility-based antenatal care in Kenya: evidence from the 2010 service provision assessment. Health Policy and Planning. 31(6), 777–784. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czv132.

Lee E, Olsen C, Koehlmoos T, Masuoka P, Stewart VA, Bennett J, Mancuso J. A cross-sectional study of malaria endemicity and readiness to deliver services in Kenya, Namibia, and Senegal. Health Policy and Planning. 32(suppl_3): iii75-iii87.

Lee E, Miller RH, Masuoka P, Schiffman E, Wanduragala D, DeFraites R, Dunlop S, Stauffer W, Hickey PW. Predicting Risk of Imported Disease with Demographics (PRIDD): Geospatial analysis of imported malaria in Minnesota, 2010-2014. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 99(4), 978–986. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0357.

Barnhart DA, Tsikhutsu I, Kirui D, Sawe F, Muli J, Sugut W, Abboud N, Birx D, Hamm T, Coakley P, Hickey PW, Wolfman V, Lee E, Spiegelman D. Association of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief’s Funding with Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV in Kenya. JAMA Network Open. Published online September 13, 2019 2(9):e1911318. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.11318.

Meribe SC, Adamu Y, Adebayo-Abikoye E, Lawal I, Amazue-Ezeuko I, Okeji N, Okoye I, Agaba P, Nelson R, Lee E, Chittenden L. Sustaining tuberculosis preventive therapy scale-up through direct supportive supervision. Public Health Action. 10(2), 60–63. doi:10.5588/pha.20.0003.

Lee E, Ganesan K, Khamadi SA, Meribe SC, Njeru D, Adamu Y, Magala F, Crowell TA, Akom E, Agaba P, Desai P, Hamm T, Teyhen D, Ake JA, Polyak CS, Shaffer D, Sawe F, Hickey PW. Attaining 95-95-95 through Implementation Science: 15 Years of Insights and Best Practices from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research's Implementation of the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 104(1),12-25. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.20-0541

Tsikhutsu I, Bii M, Dear N, Ganesan K, Kasembeli A, Sing’oei V, Romboisia K, Ochieng C, Desai P, Wolfman V, Coakley P, Lee E, Hickey PW, Livezey J, Agaba P. Prevalence and Correlates of Viral Load Suppression and HIV Drug Resistance Among Children and Adolescents in South Rift Valley and Kisumu, Kenya [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jan 29]. Clin Infect Dis. 2022;ciac059. doi:10.1093/cid/ciac059

Lee EH, Mancuso JD, Koehlmoos T, Stewart VA, Bennett JW, Olsen C. Quality and Integrated Service Delivery: A Cross-Sectional Study of the Effects of Malaria and Antenatal Service Quality on Malaria Intervention Use in Sub-Saharan Africa. Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease. 2022; 7(11):363. https://doi.org/10.3390/tropicalmed7110363