Daniel Lee, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention

Community Violence

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Dr. Daniel Lee is Research Assistant Professor with the Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention. Dr. Lee was most recently a Research Scientist at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Biostatistician and Research Investigator at Children’s Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics, and a Research Faculty for the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Prior to this, he received his doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in quantitative psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research broadly examines how structural racism contributes to racial health disparities, including disparities in youth firearm violence and injury. He is particularly interested in identifying key environmental, social, and psychological pathways that connect structural racism to firearm violence and injury among racially minoritized youth. He is also interested in identifying socioecological (e.g., natural mentors, extracurricular activities) and psychological factors (e.g., positive future expectations) that counteract the deleterious mechanisms bridging structural racism to firearm injury and violence. Dr. Lee’s overarching research goal is to inform the development of firearm injury prevention programs that addresses the multifaceted, downstream consequences of structural racism among racially minoritized youth.