Robert L. Lee, PhD

Professor and MHSA Program Director

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Lee teaches Health Care Economics, Strategic Management of Health Services, Quality Management, and Cost-Effectiveness and Medical Decision Analysis. His current research is in the areas of long-term care and hospital quality. Recent publications appear in the American Journal of Medical Quality and the Journal of Gerontological Nursing. In addition, Dr. Lee’s text, “Economics for Healthcare Managers,” is an AUPHA published textbook utilized to educate the next generation of healthcare administrators.

Dr. Lee is an active member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the Association for Health Services Research, and the International Health Economics Association. Dr. Lee has served the Department in a variety of administrative positions, including an appointment as the Department’s Interim Chair from 1997-2000. He currently serves as the MHSA Program Director.

Dr. Lee received a PhD in economics from The Johns Hopkins University. Prior to coming to the University of Kansas in 1991, he held positions at the University of North Carolina, the Urban Institute, and the Brookings Institution.

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Last modified: Oct 14, 2013

Robert Lee, PhD


Robert L. Lee, PhD
Professor and MHSA Program Director

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