Dr. Christine S. Lee serves as the Acting Associate Commissioner for Minority Health and Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) in the Office of the Commissioner at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In this role, Dr. Lee provides leadership, oversight, and direction on minority health and health disparity matters for the agency and leads collaborative strategic initiatives that advance health equity, including OMHHE’s Enhance Equity Initiative and the Racial and Ethnic Minority Acceleration Consortium for Health Equity (REACH) Initiative.
Dr. Lee began her FDA career in 2013 at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, where she held roles in Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement, the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology, and the Office of Compliance. Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Lee worked at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Lee received her Pharm.D. from the University of Buffalo and her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy from the University of Florida.