Christine Lee, M.D., M.S.
Responsibilities & Activities
My portfolio includes both clinical observational studies and clinical trials to study (1) the development, diagnosis and medical treatment of type 2 diabetes in adults and (2) the etiology, natural history, diagnosis, and medical treatment of diabetes in older adults (over 65 years). I am the project scientist for the Rare and Atypical Diabetes Network (RADIANT), a consortium formed to identify, study, and facilitate research on rare and atypical forms of diabetes to provide insights into the heterogeneity of more common forms of type 2 diabetes. I am also the project scientist for the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS), an over 15 year follow-up study of a diverse cohort of adults with pre-diabetes randomly assigned to lifestyle intervention or metformin, compared to placebo to understand the long-term effects of these interventions on diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, microvascular outcomes, and age-related outcomes.
Clinical Research in Type 2 Diabetes
Progression and treatment of type 2 diabetes in children and adults.
Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, & Complications
Basic and clinical studies aimed at addressing the prevention, treatment, and pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Pathophysiology of Diabetes & Metabolic Disease
Basic and clinical research that addresses the pathophysiology of metabolic diseases, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Committees & Working Groups
- NIDDK Clinical Studies Working Group, Member
- DEM Clinical Working Group, Member
- NIDDK Obesity Research Working Group, Member
Staff Physician, Research Service, VA Portland Health Care System, 2013-2016
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Oregon Health & Science University, 2009-2016
Affiliate Clinical Investigator, Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research- Northwest, 2013-2015
Fellow, Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, University of Washington, 2006-2009
Resident, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 2003-2006
M.S., Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2007-2008
M.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 1999-2003