Christopher Lee is a medical epidemiologist and the Director of Global Preparedness and Response at Resolve to Save Lives. In his role, he oversees workstreams on strengthening health security systems, early detection and response, and the protection of health care workers and essential health services for epidemic resilience. Dr. Lee also provides direct technical assistance and consultancies to national public health institute leadership and to global organizations on strategy and planning. He is a global expert in health security preparedness frameworks and infectious disease epidemiology, with a specific focus on implementation of surveillance and response systems’ functions in the African context.
Prior to joining Resolve to Save Lives, Dr. Lee served as medical officer in the Global Immunization Division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer assigned to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Dr. Lee previously worked on migration health, human trafficking, and emergency response for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Uganda, Haiti, and throughout Southeast Asia.
Dr. Lee earned his Medical Degree magna cum laude at Harvard Medical School. He holds a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a Master of Science in Forced Migration from the University of Oxford, and Bachelor of Science(Hon) in Neuroscience from McGill University. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.