Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, Ph.D.

Shoou-Yih Lee


1415 Washington Heights      Vcard icon
M3110 SPH II
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2029

Office: 734-936-1189; Fax: 734-764-4338


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Professional Summary

Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee, a medical sociologist and health services researcher, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and an Adjunct Professor in the Institute of Public Health, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Dr. Lee's main research interest is in health care organizations. In addition, he has conducted research that examines issues related to health care utilization and health care workforce. Prior to joining the HMP faculty, he taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2001-2010 and the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1997-2001. He has received several awards and recognitions, notably the Best Pre- and Post-Doctoral Presentation Award from the Association for Health Services Research in 1997, the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators from the Association of University Programs in Health Administration in 2002, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Awards in Health Policy Research in 2008, and the Medical Care Research & Review Best Paper Award in 2009.

Courses Taught

HMP643: Managing People in Health Organizations    Syllabus (PDF)
HMP802: Introduction to Health Services and Policy Research
HMP803: Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research I
HMP809: Logic and Methods of Medical Care Research(Psych 809)


Ph.D., Health Services Organization and Policy, University of Michigan, 1997
M.S., Public Health, National Yang-Ming University, 1988
B.S., Zoology, National Taiwan University, 1984

Selected Publications

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Lee, SY. D., Stucky, B. D., Lee, J. Y., Rozier, R. G., Bender, D. E. (2010). Short Assessment of health literacy-Spanish and English: A comparable test of health literacy for Spanish and English-speakers. Health Services Research.

Tsai, T., Lee, SY. D., Tsai,Y., Kuo, K. N. (2010). Methodology for health literacy scale development and its application in Taiwan. Journal of Health Communication.

Wang, V., Lee, SY.D, Patel, U.D., Weiner, B.J., Ricketts, T.C., Weinberger, M. (2010). Geographic and temporal trends in peritoneal dialysis services in the United States between 1995 and 2003. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 55 (6), 1079-1087.

Lee, SY.D, Tsai, T., Tsai, Y, & Kuo, K.N. (2010). Health literacy, health status, and healthcare utilization of Taiwanese adults: Results from a national survey. BMC Public Health, 10:614.

Lee, SY. D., Cho, Y. I., Arozullah, A. M., Crittenden, K. S., Vicencio, D. (2009). Health literacy, social support, and health status among Medicare enrollees in an inner-city area. Educational Gerontology, 35(3), 191-201.

Alexander, J. A., Lee, SY. D., Wang, V., Margolis, F. S., Combes, J. R. (2009). Changes in the monitoring and oversight practices of NFP hospital governing boards 1989-2005: Evidence from three national surveys. Medical Care Research and Review, 66(2), 181-196.

Lindley, L, Mark, B.A., & Lee, SY.D. (2009). Providing hospice care to children and young adults: A descriptive study of end-of-life organizations. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 11 (6), 315-323.

Lee, SY. D., Alexander, J. A., Wang, V., Margolis, F. S., Combes, J. R. (2003). An empirical taxonomy of hospital governing board roles. Health Services Research, 43(4), 1223-1243.

Professional Affiliations

Academy of Management
Association of University Programs in Health Administration
American Public Health Association