Nancy Lee

Nancy C. Lee, M.D. is currently a private consultant in Washington D.C. with more than 30 years of experience in public health practice and policy.  From 2011 - 2016, Dr. Lee was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Women’s Health, and Director of the Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Her focus in that position included the Affordable Care Act, women’s preventive services, health across the lifespan, and violence against women.   For most of her career, she was employed at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) where her efforts focused on cancer screening, the epidemiology of reproductive system cancers, safety of contraceptive methods, and HIV infection among women.  From 1999-2004, she was Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, a division with more than 130 staff and an annual budget of $280 million.  She has extensive experience in women’s reproductive health, surveillance systems, and cancer prevention and control, and has published over 100 articles in scientific journals.  Dr. Lee has consulted with the Institute of Medicine, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Black Women’s Health Imperative, Care About Fibroids, the Agency for International Development, and the World Health Organization.

Dr. Lee received a B.A. in mathematics (summa cum laude) from the University of Texas, and an M.D. (cum laude) from Baylor College of Medicine.  She completed her residency training at the University of Pennsylvania and was board-certified in internal medicine (now inactive). 


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