Simon Craddock Lee is a medical anthropologist with postgraduate training in cancer control and prevention. He is Associate Professor of Population and Data Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, where his research focuses on mixed-methods implementation science to improve cancer prevention and care delivery in safety-net settings, urban and rural. An advocate of team science, he is MPI of an NCI-funded R01 implementation study to test care coordination strategies among breast and colorectal cancer patients previously diagnosed with multiple chronic conditions in Dallas County’s integrated safety-net health system. He leads the third competitive renewal from the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) evaluating a novel de-centralized delivery model for rural breast cancer screening and patient navigation in 33 counties across North Texas.
A Yale graduate, Dr. Lee received his MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and his doctorate from the Joint Program in Medical Anthropology at University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley. While at UCSF, he completed an AHRQ traineeship in health services research with the Institute for Health Policy Studies. In 2008, he was recruited to Dallas following four years as a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, MD. A Fellow of the Society for Applied Anthropology, he has held leadership positions in the American Anthropological Association.