Dr. Lee is a public health professional specialized in health policy development and analysis, strategic planning, and program development for children and pregnant women. She led and co-led development of multiple policy resolutions, including the Declaration on Access to Oral Health for Children published by the World Federation of Public Health Associations. At the Department of Health and Human Services of the United States, Health Resources and Services Administration, she was the agency lead for Healthy People 2020 Oral Health Chapter and was closely involved with the publication of "Oral Health during Pregnancy: National Consensus Statement". She usually spends her vacation in Africa, where she and her husband run a non-profit organization to provide art-integrated education to children in rural communities in Kenya.

Dr. Lee was a 2017 AcademyHealth Delivery System Science Fellow. Her host site was the DentaQuest Institute.

Authored by Hyewon Lee D.M.D., M.P.H.