Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, MS, PhD

Department of Health Management and Policy, The University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1997) is Professor and Associate Chair of Health Policy and Management at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He is also Faculty Director of the Griffith Leadership Center at the University of Michigan. Dr. Lee’s main research interest is in health care organizations. In addition, he has conducted studies on issues related to health care utilization, physician manpower, and health information technology. His current research applies the theories of social capital, social support and social networks to the understanding of health care organizations and patient behavior. At the organizational level, he examines how network participation and external institutional ties affect the strategic behavior and service provision of health care organizations. At the individual patient level, his research examines how social support interacts with health literacy in affecting access to health care and health outcomes in several patient populations including Medicare beneficiaries, veterans, Spanish-speakers, demented elders and their caregivers. His recent research addresses issues related to the provision of patient-centered care, access to hemodialysis among end-stage-renal-disease patients, and adoption of health information technology in U.S. hospitals.

Dr. Lee’s work has appeared in major health services research and management journals.  He has received recognitions from several regional and national associations, notably the Best Pre- and Post-Doctoral Presentation Award from the Association for Health Services Research in 1997, the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration in 2002, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research in 2008, and the Medical Care Research & Review Best Paper Award in 2009.  

Terms of Appointment: November 2019 - October 2021