Posted on October 14, 2016

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Pediatric emergency physician and trauma research expert to serve as inaugural fellow at NEHI

CAMBRIDGE, MA (October 14, 2016) – The Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Lois K. Lee has been named the first Nick Littlefield Health Policy Fellow.   NEHI is a a nonprofit, non-partisan think tank and membership organization focused on innovations leading to better health care, smarter spending and healthier people.

Beginning this month, Dr. Lee will spend a year gaining experience in health policy and policy-related research. She will work closely with NEHI’s research and program team on activities designed to advance health and health care within the state, the region, and the nation. She will also take a selection of courses at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, focusing on health improvement issues that are at the center of the NEHI agenda.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Lois Lee as our first Nick Littlefield Health Policy Fellow,” says Susan Dentzer, NEHI President and CEO. “Lois brings a wealth of clinical and research experience to the newly created fellowship, and she will be part of a new generation of leaders able to address significant challenges at this critical time in health care.”

The fellowship is named for Nick Littlefield, NEHI founder and former staff director and chief counsel to Senator Edward Kennedy. He was also a leader in many health policy movements and changes such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Children’s Health Insurance, and the Medicare Prescription Drug Act. Nick’s approach to health policy was unique in that he aimed to understand a problem from all perspectives, finding research-based answers, and translating cross-sector solutions in to policy. The fellowship is designed to teach Nick's unique approach and build a new generation of health policy leaders.  

Dr. Lee is a practicing pediatric emergency physician with extensive research experience and a passion for policy and advocacy. In addition to practicing in the emergency department of the Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Lee is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She graduated magna cum laude from Emory University and received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 1999 and subsequent completed her subspecialty fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.  She also earned her MPH in Quantitative Methods at the Harvard School of Public Health. 

Dr. Lee has published numerous articles related to pediatric trauma care and injury prevention, including the role of legislation in injury prevention in the U.S. In addition to her peer-reviewed published work, she has written chapters for multiple textbooks in the field of emergency medicine.


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