Sung-Jae Lee

Sung-Jae Lee, PhD, is a Professor-in-Residence in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. He is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Nathanson Family Resilience Center, Division of Population Behavioral Health.  Dr. Lee’s research, training, and community engagement work have been strongly shaped by his pursuit of addressing health disparities affecting HIV prevention and care among vulnerable communities impacted by HIV/AIDS. His methods expertise includes conjoint analysis to assess consumer preferences in behavioral and biomedical strategies (e.g. HIV vaccines, pre-exposure prophylaxis acceptability, HIV testing,  dual testing for syphilis and HIV, and long acting injectables for HIV treatment/prevention).  Dr. Lee loves teaching and mentoring. He serves as an advisor to many masters and doctoral students in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Lee serves as the Director of the Methods Core for the Center for HIV Identification Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS). He is the UCLA site PI for the University of California Global Health Institute (UCGHI) GloCal Fellowship Training Program.


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
  • MPH, Epidemiology, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • BA, Social Psychology, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Areas of Interest

  • Behavioral interventions for HIV-affected families in developing countries
  • Conjoint analysis to assess acceptability of biomedical interventions
  • HIV disclosure
  • HIV among youth

Selected Publications