Dr. Lee earned her degrees at Yale, interned at Bellevue, was Chief Resident at Mass General, and was a Research fellow at Harvard Medical School. She was also a Fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health. She worked in several maximum-security prisons,co-founded Yale's Violence and Health Study Group , and leads a violence prevention collaborators group for the World Health Organization. She's written more than one hundred peer-reviewed articles, edited academic books, and is the author of the textbook Violence.