Guest Blogger

Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee

Joyce Lee, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Michigan. She is a pediatric diabetes specialist (Pediatric Endocrinologist) who works with children and families at Mott Children’s Hospital, and she is a clinical researcher whose work focuses on childhood obesity, diabetes, and growth and pubertal development. Her scientific research has been featured in publications including ABC World News Tonight, National Public Radio, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and CNN.

As a physician, she believes strongly in the importance of thinking like a designer when it comes to healthcare, based on her own family’s personal health experiences (click here for more of her thoughts on health care and design). She is the mother of two children with severe food allergies who struggles on a daily basis to protect her young from the dangers of the “bad allergens”.

She is passionate about the power of creativity and design thinking, which she believes can transform healthcare, the educational system, and the personal development of her very own children. But not only is it transformative, it’s just plain fun. 

Dr. Lee is co-director of a mobile technology program for helping adolescents manage their chronic disease, and is the first Social Media Editor for JAMA Pediatrics, a peer-reviewed pediatric journal. These roles allow her to pursue her interests in storytelling and social media for health and science communication.

For more from Joyce Lee, MD, MPH:
Twitter: @joyclee<
Facebook: doctorasdesigner
Instagram: doctorasdesigner


Blog Posts by Joyce Lee

  • joyce-lee-makey

    Children can “Makey Makey” Anything…

    Creativity, hands-on learning, and cutting-edge technology; that’s what inspires me as a physician, educator, and mom. I have recently been extolling the benefits of cardboard for creativity, but I do also love new applications of technology for creativity. I just wanted to share with you our new discovery, this really cool new toy called Makey […]

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  • Trilogy

    The Trilogy by B

    This is the 3rd video to complete the trilogy of B. We’ve been having a lot of asthma issues lately with school, with wheezing and calls home from the nurses office, so it was about time. I have to admit that I learned a lot about how to use a spacer from this experience (yes […]

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  • Cardboard

    Cardboard, the new App for our Family

    I love technology, and I use a lot of it in my work life . As a result my children love it as well, and probably spend too much time using it. There are some really great educational applications for the iPhone and iPad; for example, my son loves DragonBox which teaches kids about algebra […]

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  • Storytelling

    The Power of Storytelling and Social Media: B’s Allergy Video Part 2

    In my last post, I had the opportunity to show you the first of B’s videos, which for me started out as a simple tool to help our family manage our kids’ allergies, but then turned into an exciting example of the power of patient and caregiver design for health. The week following the debut […]

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  • SuperAllergyMom

    No, I am not SuperAllergyMom, but maybe My Kids and Online Tools Can Help Me Feel that Way?

    Health Expert? No way. I am a pediatrician and parent of two kids with multiple severe food allergies. You would think that as a health care provider I have extra superpowers to help protect my kids from the ill effects of their chronic disease, as I am familiar with the medical establishment and have lots […]

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