Rebekka Lee

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 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 a pilot 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.


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