Dr. Lee is Assistant Professor in Family Medicine, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at University of North Texas Health Science Center and a Korean-American holistic wellness specialist and lifestyle medicine practitioner. Dr. Lee is the Founder and Director of the GoodNEWS (Genes, Nutrition, Exercise, Wellness, and Spiritual Growth) Holistic Wellness and Lifestyle Medicine Program grounded in the connection of epigenetics, spirit, mind, body, lifestyle, environment, and wellness. Her GoodNEWS program reaches 70 diverse ethnic congregations and provides training for over 100 lay health promoters and 1300 congregants. She conducts research on cardiovascular disease, obesity, health disparity, and spiritual health, funded by NIH and CDC grants. Dr. Lee has developed and implemented a wellness and prevention-based course to train pre-clerkship students to be equipped with knowledge, attitudes, and skills related to lifestyle medicine for patient care services as well as personal health habits practice on which she conducts a cohort and an intervention studies. She is a work group of Lifestyle Medicine Education at Harvard Institute of Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Lee recently founded Asian Society of Lifestyle Medicine with representatives of 6 Asian countries and the Korean Society of Lifestyle Medicine with major medical school leaders in South Korea. Dr. Lee is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the European Society of Lifestyle Medicine, and a committee member of communication at Society for Public Health Education. Dr. Lee hosts a radio health show based in North Texas, which reaches100,000 Korean immigrants.