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Chong Lee

Associate Professor, Nutrition and Health Promotion


 (602) 827-2282


  • Post-Doc – University of Minnesota, NIH, NHLBI, Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology & Biostatistics, 2001
  • Post-Doc – The Cooper Institute, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, 1998
  • EdD – University of Houston, 1994
  • MEd – Tarleton State University, 1987
  • BS – Yonsei University, 1985

Media Coverage

Obesity Solutions announces winners of seed funding competition  
Media Relations and Strategic Communications, January 13, 2016

Research Interests

Investigating the combined impact of lifestyle factors (i.e., physical activity, healthy diet, not smoking, etc) on CVD and cancer mortality; developing new waist girth, body fatness, and physical fitness standards in children and adults (e.g., population-specific groups); and constructing new global prediction algorithms of CVD, cancer (i.e., colorectal, breast, etc), and type 2 diabetes using health behaviors and health factors across race and sex groups.

Research Publications

  • Lee CD, Sui X, Hooker SP, Hébert JR, Blair SN.  Combined impact of lifestyle factors on cancer mortality in men.  Annals of Epidemiology 2011;21:749-754
  • Lee CD, Sui X, Blair SN. Combined effects of cardiorespiratory fitness, not smoking, and normal waist girth on morbidity and mortality in men. Archives of Internal medicine 2009;169:2096-2101.
  • Lee CD, Jacobs DR, Iribarren C, Sidney S. Cardiorespiratory fitness and coronary artery calcium in young adults: The CARDIA Study. Atherosclerosis 2009;203:263-268.
  • Lee CD, Jae SY, Iribarren C, Pettee KK, Choi YH. Physical fitness and carotid atherosclerosis in men. Int J Sports Med 2009:30:672-676.
  • Lee CD, Jacobs DR, Schreiner P, Iribarren C, Sidney S. Abdominal obesity and coronary artery calcification in young adults: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;86:48-54
  • Lee CD, Folsom AR, Pankow JS, Brancati F. Cardiovascular events in diabetic and non-diabetic adults with or without history of myocardial infarction. Circulation 2004;109:855-860.

Research Activity

  • Gaesser,Glenn Alan*Lee,Chong Do. Effects of a Novel, High-intensity Aerobic Interval Training Program on Endothelial Function, Vascular Compliance, and Peak Cardio Respiratory. MAYO CLINIC SCOTTSDALE(1/1/2010 - 6/30/2011).