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Sung-Jae Lee

Professor In-Residence


DepartmentsType of Faculty
EpidemiologyJoint Appointment
Contact Information

Division of Population Behavioral Health
Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA
760 Westwood Plaza, 17-369A, Los Angeles, CA 90024

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

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. He co-directs the UCLA Fogarty AIDS Training Programs in Thailand and Myanmar, and is a Key Faculty for UCLA Fogarty Training Programs in Vietnam and Cambodia, and enjoys mentoring scholars from Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

BA Social Psychology, Tufts University
MPH Epidemiology, Yale School of Epidemiology and Public Health
PhD Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles
This faculty member is available to serve as: 
Doctoral Advisor
PhD Committee Member
MS Thesis Committee Member
MS Report Committee Member
Field Studies Advisor

Please check with the faculty member or their office about availability to serve during current academic period.