Yuna Lee

Yuna Lee

Yuna Lee

Assistant Professor
Health Policy and Management


722 West 168th Street, R476
New York NY 10032


Yuna S.H. Lee, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management. Her research focuses on how health care organizations can foster creativity and innovation from clinicians, staff, and patients to promote better patient and employee experiences and improved performance. She has received national recognition for her work, including awards from the Academy of Management, AcademyHealth, Industry Studies Association, and Emerald Publishing. She is a member of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) research team and a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. At the Columbia Mailman School, Dr. Lee teaches Managerial and Organizational Behavior to graduate students and executives in the Masters of Health Administration program. She is the inaugural recipient of the School's Judson Wolfe Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Lee holds a MPH in Healthcare Management and a PhD in Health Policy and Management, with a concentration in Organizational Theory and Management, both from Yale University. Prior to academia, she managed special projects for the Executive Deputy Commissioner at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and has experience working in public health departments, academic medical centers, consultancies and research thinks tanks, in New York City and internationally.



PhD, 2017, Yale University
MPH, 2009, Yale School of Public Health
BSc, 2006, University of Western Australia

Editorial Boards

Journal of Service Management

Other Affiliations

Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
Member, Academy of Management
Member, AcademyHealth
Member, Industry Studies Association
Member, Organizational Theory in Health Care Association

Honors & Awards

2019, Judson Wolfe Excellence in Teaching Award, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
2018, Best Dissertation, Healthcare Management, Highly Commended, Emerald Publishing
2018, Best Paper, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Runner-Up, Industry Studies Association
2018, Best Poster, Organizational Behavior and Management, AcademyHealth
2017 and 2018, Best Paper, Health Care Management, Academy of Management

Areas of Expertise

Implementation Science, Health Systems Strengthening, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Management, Healthcare Providers, Healthcare Workers, Quality of Care
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