Juliet Lee, PhD, is the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator. Dr. Lee is a Cultural and Applied Anthropologist with over 20 years’ experience conducting community-engaged research. She has collaborated on tribally-partnered projects to prevent alcohol and prescription drug abuse in rural Southern California reservations; to promote smokefree policies in tribally-owned California casinos; and to identify community-defined indicators of alcohol-related problems on a Great Plains reservation.
She recently co-directed a two-year Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) project to improve mental health among Cambodian Americans in Oakland CA by working with grassroots community members and community-based organizations to develop and test culturally-based practices. She co-directed a 6-year Youth Participatory Action Research project with Southeast Asian American teen and young adults in Richmond, CA, with a primary aim of developing youth leadership in community-based tobacco prevention.
As a NIAAA postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Lee trained in Alcohol Studies at Prevention Research Center on a project testing the effectiveness of PRC’s Community Trials, an NREPP Model Program to reduce and prevent alcohol-related problems in ethnic minority communities. Dr. Lee publishes in and reviews for scientific journals specific to behavioral and community health; CBPR; and alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.