Kyu Lee

Endowed Assistant Professor of Health Decision Sciences

CHOICE Faculty, Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacy Faculty, School Faculty

Telephone: (206) 616-1571


Office Location: H375J


  • PhD, Health Policy (Decision Science Track), Stanford University, 2020
  • MS, Health Service and Research, University of Minnesota, 2014
  • BS, Life science, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea, 2012

Research Interests

  • Cost-effectiveness analysis
  • Disease burden forecasting
  • Infectious diseases
  • Optimizing vaccine virus selection
  • Simulation modeling methods


Kyu Lee, PhD, is a decision scientist and her research focuses on using disease simulation models to leverage scarce data in forecasting the future burden of disease and in evaluating the value of innovative health technology in many contexts including low- and middle-income countries. Her past research investigated the temporal trend in heavy drinking behaviors and features of Hepatitis C virus epidemiology observed in China. Her recent research project examined the impact of COVID-19 non-pharmaceutical interventions on the population immunity and future flu epidemics in the United States. Dr.Lee currently develops projects on estimating the impact of new vaccine technologies (e.g. cell-based, recombinant, and mRNA vaccines) on the future burden of respiratory infectious diseases such as flu and RSV, using mathematical models.

Selected Publications

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