U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-594-8806
Email: christine.lee2@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Staff Physician, Research ServiceVA Portland Health Care System 2013-2016
  • Assistant Professor of MedicineDivision of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Nutrition, Oregon Health & Science University2009-2016
  • Affiliate Clinical InvestigatorKaiser Permanente Center for Health Research- Northwest2013-2015
  • Fellow, Metabolism, Endocrinology and NutritionUniversity of Washington2006-2009
  • Resident, Internal MedicineJohns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center2003-2006
  • M.S., EpidemiologyUniversity of Washington2007-2008
  • M.D.Medical University of South Carolina1999-2003

Christine Lee, M.D., M.S.

Program Director, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolic Diseases

Current 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 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.

​Research Programs

Clinical Research in Type 2 Diabetes
This program supports studies in humans aimed at the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of type 2 diabetes across the lifespan, as well as further characterizing and understanding the mechanistic aspects of the etiology of type 2 diabetes

Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, and Complications
This program supports both basic and clinical studies aimed at addressing the prevention, treatment, and pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Pathophysiology of Diabetes and Metabolic Disease
This program supports basic and clinical research that addresses the pathophysiology of metabolic diseases, including the etiology of type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune endocrine diseases

Current Committee Memberships

  • NIH Geroscience Interest GroupMember
  • NIDDK Clinical Studies Working GroupMember
  • DEM Clinical Working GroupMember
  • NIDDK Obesity Research Working GroupMember