April 20, 2005

Joon-Hak Lee, PhD, recently joined UNT Health Science Center as assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health in the School of Public Health.

Prior to his arrival at the health science center, Dr. Lee was a research scientist with the Bureau of Communicable Disease Division of Epidemiology at the New York State Department of Health. Dr. Lee also had two post-doctoral fellowships – one at the National Center for Infectious Diseases with the Centers for Disease Control and the other with the University of Alabama in the division of geographic medicine.

Dr. Lee earned a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree from Seoul National University in Korea. Dr. Lee earned a doctorate in medical entomology from Iowa State Universityâ??s College of Agriculture.

His research interests include ecology and the prevention of vector-borne infectious diseases. His laboratory will focus on Lyme disease and Masterâ??s disease as well as West Nile virus.

A native of Korea, he currently resides in Keller with his wife and two children.


Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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