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Lee, Mary Y.



  • Existence: 1955



Mary Y. Lee, M.D., M.S., is Associate Provost for Tufts University and Professor of Medicine. Dr. Lee has also served as Dean for Educational Affairs, Tufts University School of Medicine (1994-2006); Associate Professor (2000-2007), Assistant Professor, TUSM (1986-2000); Director of Third- and Fourth-year Clerkships in Medicine (1986- 1999); Director, Residency Ambulatory Training in Medicine (1990-1992); Faculty Development Director, Department of Medicine (1990-1995); and Faculty Development Director, Tufts Health Care Institute (1995-2003).

As Associate Provost, Dr. Lee facilitates multidisciplinary educational and global health initiatives spanning Tufts’ seven undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools. As founder and chair of the Tufts Global Health Council, Dr. Lee facilitates trans-institutional collaboration and commitment to active citizenship with the aim to improve global health through mutually productive academic partnerships.

Dr. Lee received her B.A. in Independent Plans of Study from Tufts in 1975, her M.S. in Health Services Research, and M.A. in Asian Studies, both from Stanford University in 1979, and her M.D. from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1983. In 1986 she trained in internal medicine at Tufts-New England Medical Center. Her numerous Tufts affiliations include Associate Provost (2001-present); Professor of Medicine (2007-present); Board Member, Tufts Medical Center Board of Governors (2012-present); and attending staff, General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Tufts Medical Center.

Dr. Lee has a particular interest in how faculty development, leadership training, information technology, and open access can transform education and training, ultimately resulting in improved education and health of the public. Since the mid-1990’s, Dr. Lee has worked with a talented multidisciplinary team that has developed Tufts University Sciences Knowledgebase (TUSK), an open-source enterprise curriculum and knowledge management system that has won national recognition, and is used by a growing number of institutions on four continents. Dr. Lee is technical lead for One Health Core Competency development and training for the USAID RESPOND initiative that is part of USAID’s global Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. Her current work involving ten institutions across South East Asia will be able to take advantage of the network training models (including TUSK and mobile access) that she helped pilot in India over the past several years.

Dr. Lee is a strong advocate and steward for a wide range of open access initiatives that promote the development and sharing of high quality content, coupled with faculty training in the effective uses of technology to support academic programs. Open.Tufts is the University’s portal that includes Tufts OpenCourseWare and other major open academic resources. She is also a Board Member of the OpenCourseWare Consortium, of which Tufts is a member institution. Dr. Lee helped launch and supports innovative programming through the Center of the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT), the Tufts Academic Leadership Development Program, and the University Seminar. To advance information and data management, Dr. Lee is responsible for Tufts’ Digital Collections and Archives with its open access Digital Repository, and University Library Technology Services; and is an ex officio member and sponsor of the University Library Council for the University’s five libraries. She oversees Tufts Institute for the Environment (TIE) which brings together a rich array of programming across the University to promote environmental education, research, outreach, and service toward a sustainable future.

Dr. Lee formerly was Dean for Educational Affairs at Tufts University School of Medicine where she was the strategic and operational leader in curriculum, evaluation, faculty development, and grants that supported the evolving education of future physicians. Dr. Lee promoted forward-looking uses of educational technology in health sciences education for which she is internationally recognized, and for which she is a frequent guest professor through invited talks and visiting professorships. While fostering collaboration, continuous reflection and ongoing improvement among faculty, staff, and students, she led the school-wide effort to develop TUSM’s strategic plan for its new curriculum (2004-2006), and received the Tufts University School of Medicine Distinguished Faculty Award in 2006, and Distinguished Alumni Award in 2008. Dr. Lee currently serves as a Board Member for the Tufts Medical Center Board of Governors.

Board certified in internal medicine and geriatrics, Dr. Lee practiced general internal medicine at Tufts Medical Center until 2004; she is a fellow (FACP) and laureate of the American College of Physicians. She received her B.A. and M.D. from Tufts University, and trained at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Lee also holds degrees in Health Services Research (M.S.) and Asian Studies (M.A.) from Stanford University.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Expanding the reach of health sciences education and empowering others: the OpenCourseWare initiative at Tufts University, 2008-01-01

Call Number: PB.002.00001
Scope and Contents OpenCourseWare (OCW) represents an innovative and cost-effective opportunity for institutions to take a more active role in strengthening health sciences education worldwide. OCW content can provide a supplement to curricula available in resource-rich settings, as well as provide much of the basic content critical to teaching and research in resource-limited health education environments. Educational institutions worldwide have the opportunity to explore how OCW and other open tools and...
Dates: 2008-01-01

Mary Y. Lee files

 Part of Collection
Call Number: UA002-035
Scope and Contents From the Collection: This collection contains the records of the Provosts of the University as well as files kept by the Office of the Provost that pre-date its existence, including subject files and correspondence from various Provosts, departmental reports to the Provost, and bylaws of Tufts' schools and the Board of Trustees. This collection also contains faculy records, including appointment records, tenure information, and curriculum vitae; information about degree requirements voted on by the Board of...
Dates: circa 1968 -- 2010

Mary Y. Lee floppy disks

 Digital Record
Dates: 2002 -- 2012

Mary Y. Lee floppy disks, 2002 -- 2012

 Part of Collection — Box Shared 8
Call Number: UA002-050
Scope and Contents

Contains bags from 44 3.5 floppy disks

Dates: 2002 -- 2012

Office of Educational Affairs, School of Medicine Records

Call Number: UA146

This collection contains records created by the Office of Educational Affairs in the School of Medicine.

Dates: 1968 -- 2019
One Health Core Competency Domains, Subdomains, and Competency Examples, 2014
One Health Core Competency Domains, Subdom...

One Health Core Competency Domains, Subdomains, and Competency Examples, 2014

Call Number: PB.002.00025
Scope and Contents This document is a product of the Global One Health Core Competencies (OHCC) Working Group as part of the global RESPOND Initiative, USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats Program. The purpose of this document is to summarize the Global OHCC Working Group's guiding framework for OHCC curriculum mapping, curriculum development, and other faculty or staff development and training activities that can be customized to an audience's needs, regardless of sector.Contents of this document include: 1)...
Dates: 2014
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