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Faculty Profile
Eun Kyung Lee

Eun Kyung  Lee

Assistant Professor

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228 Marshall Hall


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Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science & Forestry, 2023-Present
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Boston University School of Public Health, 2022-2023
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 2020-2022


  • Ph.D., Environmental Health Sciences, University at Albany, SUNY, 2019
  • M.P.H., Global Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, 2014


  • Foundations of Environmental Health (EHS 250, Fall)
  • Environmental Health Management (EHS 350, Spring)
  • Measuring Environmental Inequality (EST 617, Spring)

Research Interests

Neighborhood inequality; environmental health disparities and justice; racial and socio-economic disparities; chronic disease prevention; food systems; community-level interventions and public policy

Selected Publications

  • Lee E.K., Donley G., Ciesielski T.H., Freedman D.A., Cole M.B. (2023). Spatial availability of federally qualified health centers and disparities in health services utilization in medically underserved areas. Social Science & Medicine. 328, 116009. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2023.116009
  • Cole M.B., Lee E.K., Frogner B.K., Wright B. (2023). Changes in performance measures and service volume at US federally qualified health centers during the COVID-19 pandemic. JAMA Health Forum. 4(4): e230351. DOI: 10.1001/jamahealthforum.2023.0351
  • Lee E.K., Donley G., Ciesielski T.H., Gill I., Yamoah O., Roche A., Martinez R., Freedman D.A. (2022). Health outcomes in redlined versus non-redlined neighborhoods: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Social Science & Medicine. 294, 114696. DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.114696
  • Motairek I., Lee E.K., Janus S., Farkouh M., Freedman, D.A., Wright J., Nasir K., Rajagopalan S., Al-Kindi S. (2022). Historical neighborhood redlining and contemporary cardiometabolic risk. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 80(2), 171-175. DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2022.05.010
  • Gill I., Shah A., Lee E.K., Sommer R., Ross K., Bole A., Freedman D.A. (2022). Community interventions for childhood asthma ED visits and hospitalization: A systematic review. Pediatrics. 150 (4): e2021054825. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2021-054825 
  • Freedman D.A., Clark J.K., Lounsbury D.W., Boswell L., Burns M., Jackson M.B., Mikelbank K., Donley G., Worley-Bell L., Mitchell J., Ciesielski T.H., Embaye M., Lee E.K., Roche A., Gill I., Yamoah O. (2022). Food system dynamics structuring nutrition equity in racialized urban neighborhoods. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. nqab380. DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqab380
  • Lee E.K., Romeiko X.X., Zhang W., Feingold B.J., Khwaja H.A., Zhang X., Lin S. (2021). Residential proximity to biorefinery sources of air pollution and respiratory diseases in New York State. Environmental Science and Technology. 55(14), 10035-10045. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c00698
  • Bevan G.H., Freedman D.A., Lee E.K., Rajagopalan S., Al-Kindi S.G.  (2021). Association between ambient air pollution and county-level cardiovascular mortality in the United States by Social Deprivation Index. American Heart Journal. 235: 125-131. DOI: 10.1016/j.ahj.2021.02.005
  • Lee E.K., Zhang W., Zhang X., Adler P.R., Lin S., Feingold B.J., Khwaja H.A., Romeiko X.X. (2020). Projecting life-cycle environmental impacts of corn production in the U.S. Midwest under future climate scenarios using a machine learning approach. Science of the Total Environment. 714, 136697. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136697
  • Lee E.K., Zhang X., Adler P.R., Kleppel G.S., Romeiko X.X. (2019). Spatially and temporally explicit life cycle global warming, eutrophication and acidification impacts from corn production in the U.S. Midwest. Journal of Cleaner Production. 242, 118465. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.118465