Juliet Lee is a Senior Research Scientist and Study Director at the Prevention Research Center of PIRE and PIRE-California. Her work focuses on social environmental aspects of substance use and misuse, with emphasis on participatory approaches to research and prevention, funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the University of California Office of the President.
She is currently the Principal Investigator on a study of the effects of state and Tribal alcohol policy environments on alcohol-related health and safety outcomes for people residing on Tribal lands, and a substudy of healthcare-seeking and violence against American Indian/Alaska Native women under COVID-19 conditions (in partnership with Seven Directions, a Center for Indigenous Public Health); Co-Principal Investigator on community-engaged research projects to reduce and prevent commercial tobacco-related health harms for Arab American women and their families (in partnership with Communities Upwards); Co-Investigator on a multilevel intervention to reduce and prevent commercial tobacco related harms among California Native youths and families (in partnership with a Tribal health clinic); and Associate Director of a contract providing Technical Assistance on research and evaluation to Native American Grantees within the California Reducing Disparities Project (a project of the California Department of Public Health, Office of Health Equity).
Dr. Lee has previously co-directed and served as co-investigator on community-partnered and community-based research and prevention projects assessing, reducing, and preventing problems associated with availability and misuse of alcohol, commercial tobacco, cannabis, and other intoxicating substances. Dr. Lee received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Virginia, and MA in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (Ke Kulanui o’Hawai’i ma Mānoa).
Tan, A. S. L., Hinds, J. T., Smith, P. H., Antin, T., Lee, J. P., Ostroff, J. S., Patten, C., Rose, S. W., Sheffer, C. E., Fagan, P. (2022). Incorporating intersectionality as a framework for equity-minded tobacco control research: A call for collective action toward a paradigm shift. Nicotine & Tobacco Research DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntac110 https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntac110
Nez Henderson, P., Lee, J. P., Soto, C., O'Leary, R., Rutan, E., D'Silva, J., Waa, A., Henderson, Z. P., Nez, S. S., Maddox, R. (2021). Decolonization of tobacco in indigenous communities of Turtle Island (North America). Nicotine and Tobacco Research DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntab180 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/34516637
Ghanem, L., Lee, J. P., Sumetsky, N., Pagano, A., Gruenewald, P., Mair, C. (2020). Place management in off-premise alcohol outlets: Results of a multi-methods study in a six-city California area. International Journal of Drug Policy, 80 102735. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2020.102735
Lee, J.P., Ponicki, W., Mair, C., Gruenewald, P., Ghanem, L. (2020). What explains the concentration of off-premise alcohol outlets in Black neighborhoods?. SSM - Population Health, 12 DOI: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2020.100669 PMCID: PMC7576518
Mair, C., Sumetsky, N., Gruenewald, P. J., Lee, J. P. (2020). Microecological relationships between area income, off-premise alcohol outlet density, drinking patterns, and alcohol use disorders: The East Bay Neighborhoods Study. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 44 (8) 1636-1645. DOI: 10.1111/acer.14387 PMCID: PMC7745502 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32573798
Lee, J. P., Pagano, A., Moore, R. S., Tilsen, N., Henderson, J. A., Iron Shell, A., Davids, S., LeBeaux, L., Gruenewald, P. (2018). Impacts of alcohol availability on Tribal lands where alcohol is prohibited: A community-partnered qualitative investigation. International Journal of Drug Policy, 54 77-86. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugpo.2018.01.010 PMCID: PMC5899679 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5899679/
Lee, J.P., Pagano, A., Morrison, C., Gruenewald, P., Wittman, F. (2018). Late night environments: Bar morphing increases risky alcohol sales in on-premise outlets. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 25 (5) 1-7. DOI: 10.1080/09687637.2017.1327572 PMCID: PMC6208448 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6208448/
Ponicki, W., Henderson, J.A., Tilsen, N., Davids, S., Gaidus, A.J., Gruenewald, P., Moore, R. S., Lee, J.P. (2018). Spatial epidemiology of alcohol and drug-related health problems among Northern Plains American Indians: Nebraska and South Dakota, 2007-2012. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 42 (3) 578-88. DOI: 10.1111/acer.13580 PMCID: PMC5832572 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5832572/
Lee, J.P., Pagano, A., Kirkpatric, S., Le N., Ercia A., Lipperman-Kreda S. (2017). Using Photovoice to develop critical awareness of tobacco environments for marginalized youth in California. Action Research Journal, 17 (4) 510-527. DOI: 10.1177/1476750317741352
Lee, J., Lipperman-Kreda, S., Sang, S., Kirkpatric, S. (2012). Youth-led tobacco prevention: Lessons learned for engaging Southeast Asian American youth. Progress in Community Health Partnerships, 6 (2) 187-194. DOI: 10.1353/cpr.2012.0022 PMCID: PMC3641773 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3641773/
Treno, A.J., Lee, J.P. (2002). Approaching alcohol problems through local environmental interventions. Alcohol Research & Health, 26 (1) 35-40. PMCID: PMC6683811 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12154649/