Juliet P. Lee is a Senior Research Scientist and Study Director at the Prevention Research Center of PIRE. Her work focuses on social environmental aspects of substance use and misuse, with emphasis on participatory approaches to research and prevention.
Dr. Lee received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Virginia. She is particularly interested anthropological approaches to drug policy; the social construction of drugs and drug use; mixed methods studies of space and place in relation to substance use and misuse; and critique of methods.
Her work has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). She is currently the Principal Investigator on a mixed-methods study of the impacts of off-premise alcohol sales on neighborhood alcohol problems; a mixed-methods study of dual use of cannabis and tobacco focused on YouTube digital media network as an exposure environment; and Associate Director of a contract providing Technical Assistance on research and evaluation to Native American Grantees within the California Reducing Disparities Project.
She has co-directed and served as co-investigator on community-partnered and community-based research and prevention projects with refugee and immigrant Asian Americans; American Indian/Alaska Natives; and U.S. Latino/as, in projects assessing, reducing, and preventing problems associated with availability and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and other intoxicating substances.