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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

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).