Nancy Lee

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Health-Women's Health at United States Department of Health & Human Services

Nancy Lee

Nancy Lee

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Health-Women's Health at United States Department of Health & Human Services

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Nancy C. Lee, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health-Women’s Health and Director, Office of Women’s Health in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Nancy C. Lee, M.D., is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health-Women’s Health and Director, Office of Women’s Health in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Until this appointment, she worked for 7 years as a private consultant in the areas of public health, epidemiology, and cancer control. Prior to that time, she had over 22 years of experience with the CDC, with 10+ of those years at the Division Director or Associate Director level. Her research efforts have focused on cancer screening and early detection, the epidemiology of reproductive system cancers, safety of contraceptive methods, and HIV infection among American women. She has extensive experience in women’s health, cancer prevention and control, data analysis, epidemiology, and surveillance systems. She has published over 95 articles in such journals as JAMA, JNCI, New England Journal of Medicine, Cancer Prevention and Control, and American Journal of Epidemiology.

During her years at CDC, Dr. Lee served as a consultant to the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Food and Drug Administration, the American Cancer Society (ACS), the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the Institute of Medicine, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Union Against Cancer, and the Agency for International Development. She participated in research projects in Africa, China, Central America, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Lee received a B.A. in mathematics (summa cum laude) from the University of Texas, and an M.D. (cum laude) from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pennsylvania and is board-certified in internal medicine.

In her most recent role at CDC, as Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) from 1999-2004, Dr. Lee provided overall guidance and vision for DCPC, a division with more than 130 staff and a 2004 budget of $280 million. She left that position in March, 2004 to work as a private consultant. In that capacity, she has consulted with a variety of organizations, including CDC, ACS, WHO, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, and the law firm of Watson & Renner.

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United States Department of Health & Human Services

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Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response at United States Department of Health & Human Services

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Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health at United States Department of Health & Human Services

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Chief Medical Officer, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at United States Department of Health & Human Services

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Principal Deputy Director at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Executive Director at Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues

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Nancy Lee
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Health-Women's Health at United States Department of Health & Human Services
Education
B.A. in Mathematics, summa cum laude

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest public universities in the United States and is the largest institution of The University of Texas System. Founded in 1883, the university has grown from a single building, eight teachers, two departments and 221 students to a 350-acre main campus with 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students.

MD, cum laude

Baylor College of Medicine is a health sciences university that creates knowledge and applies science and discoveries to further education, healthcare and community service locally and globally.

Career History
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Health-Women's Health
Current

The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), also known as the Health Department, is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government with the goal of protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. Its motto is "Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America". Before the separate federal Department of Education was created in 1979, it was called the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW).

Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention & Control
1999 - 2004

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention operates as a government health center. It helps to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities and environmental health threats. It conducts research and investigations for its action oriented approach. The company was founded on July 1, 1946 and is located in Atlanta, GA.

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The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

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The White House Council on Women and Girls is a council, which forms part of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, established by Executive Order 13506 on March 11, 2009 with a broad mandate to advise the United States President on issues relating to the welfare of women and girls.

Awards & Honors
Board Certification - American Board of Internal Medicine
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