Primary Faculty

Rebekka Lee

Lecturer on Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Dr. Lee has spent over a 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 the Director for the Community Engagement Program at Harvard Catalyst: The Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center providing capacity building on mixed methods, implementation science, and community-based participatory research. At the Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity, Dr. Lee is co-director of the Administrative Core and leads research on evidence-based cancer prevention through clinical-community partnerships. She teaches courses on program planning and program evaluation and is the co-director of Leaders in Health community training program.

Mentoring Award2021
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Community Engagement Award2018
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Mentored Training for Dissemination and Implementation Research in Cancer Fellow2014-2016
Prevention Research Center in St. Louis, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Donald and Sue Pritzker Scholar2011-2013
Harvard School of Public Health

Health Communication Doctoral Fellow2011
Cancer Communication Research Center, Denver, CO