Rebekka Lee, ScD

Research Scientist
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Lee is a Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has spent the past decade working at the Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity, where she uses mixed methods to conduct research and evaluation with partners at the Boston Public Health Commission, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and YMCA. Her research focuses on designing and evaluating community-based interventions that translate into real world policy and environmental change, focusing in particular on investigating the contextual factors that impact effective implementation and promote health equity. She also serves as an Evaluation Consultant and instructor for the Population Health Research Program at Harvard Catalyst: The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center providing training and technical assistance on mixed methods, implementation science, and community-based participatory research. As part of her work at Catalyst, she is currently leading a mixed methods implementation evaluation of nine clinical and community partnerships participating in the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund Initiative.


Mount Holyoke College
Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude with Honors, 2004
Psychology major, English minor

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Master of Science, 2010
Department of Society, Human Development & Health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Doctor of Science, 2013
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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