Senior Law & Policy Analyst
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Clark J. Lee is a Senior Law and Policy Analyst (Research Associate) at CHHS. Since joining CHHS in June 2009, Mr. Lee has worked on a number of projects and publications related to public health emergency preparedness and response. Mr. Lee previously served as a Governor’s Policy Fellow for the State of Maryland and worked on a number of policy, regulatory, and legislative issues related to health care fraud, waste, and abuse for the Office of the Inspector General for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. He also worked as a policy fellow in the Policy Planning Office of the Office of the Governor of Maryland.
Formerly a consultant to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Lee has significant research experience in the area of sleep health, law, and public policy. He has studied the effects of long work hours and sleep deprivation in various populations, as well as how law and policy can address the public health and safety hazards posed by societal sleepiness. Mr. Lee is also interested in developing fatigue management and preparedness capabilities for emergency response providers. An Associate Member of the University of Maryland Center for Health Outcomes Research (CHOR), Mr. Lee collaborates with health care researchers throughout the University of Maryland, Baltimore campus on initiatives related to sleep health and safety.
Originally from Needham, Massachusetts, Mr. Lee received his AB in Neurobiology from Harvard College, his JD and Certificate in Health Law from the University of Maryland School of Law, and his MPH from the University of Maryland School of Public Health. He is currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Mr. Lee is a member of the Institutional Review Board for the Maryland Department of Health, the American Health Lawyers Association, the Maryland State Bar Association, the American Public Health Association, the Sleep Research Society, the Advisory Board for Start School Later, Inc., and the Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health. He is a former Notes and Comments Editor for the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy and has been a reviewer for several academic journals, including Sleep Health, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Traffic Injury Prevention, Safety Science, Public Health Reports, and Neuroethics.
Mr. Lee is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia and is certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.
- Beck, K. H., Lee, C. J., & Weiner, T. (2018). Motivational Factors Associated with Drowsy Driving Behavior: A Qualitative Investigation of College Students. Sleep Health, 4(1), 116-121. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2017.10.007
- Lee, C. J., Geiger-Brown, J., & Beck, K. H. (2016). Intention and willingness to drive drowsy among university students: An application of an extended theory of planned behavior model. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 93, 113-123. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2016.05.002
- Lee, C. J., Geiger-Brown, J., & Beck, K. H. (2015). Intention and Willingness to Drive While Drowsy Among University Students. Sleep, 38 (Abstract Supplement), A87-A88.
- Lockley, S. W., Cronin, J. W., Evans, E. E., Cade, B. E., Lee, C. J., Landrigan, C. P., . . . Czeisler, C. A. (2004). Effect of Reducing Interns’ Weekly Work Hours on Sleep and Attentional Failures, New England Journal of Medicine, 351(18), 1829-1837.
Legal and Policy Publications
- Lee, C. J., Nolan, D. M., Lockley, S. W., & Pattison, B. (2017). Law-based arguments and messages to advocate for later school start time policies in the United States. Sleep Health, 3(6), 486-497. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2017.09.003
- Lee, C. J. (2016). Sleep: a human rights issue. Sleep Health, 2(1), 6-7. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2015.12.007
- Paul Kelley & Clark J. Lee, LATER SCHOOL START TIMES IN ADOLESCENCE: TIME FOR CHANGE (Education Commission of the States 2014), available at https://www.ecs.org/later-school-start-times-in-adolescence-time-for-change/.
- Clark J. Lee, Patrick P. Rose & Earl Stoddard, Enhancing Communication Between Scientists, Government Officials, and the Lay Public: Advancing Science and Protecting the Public’s Welfare through Better Multi-Stakeholder Interfacing, 22(2) ANNALS HEALTH L. 246 (2013), available at http://www.annalsofhealthlaw.com/annalsofhealthlaw/vol_22_special_edition#pg58.
- Clark J. Lee, Sleepiness, Mental State, and Legal Liability, 13(9) SLEEP REVIEW 24 (Nov. 2012), available at http://sr.alliedmedia360.com/launch.aspx?eid=b00f80f0-46c0-4442-b91e-b1afa02c1514.
- Patrick P. Rose, Clark J. Lee, Sarah E. Sasor & Earl Stoddard, Creating monsters for the greater good of humanity: Conflicting interests of science and homeland security, 10(2) J. EMERGENCY MGMT. 83 (2012), available at https://www.mdchhs.com/wp-content/uploads/JEM-10-2-02-CHHS.pdf.
- Marita Mike, Rebecca Mike & Clark J. Lee, Katrina’s Animal Legacy: The PETS Act, 4 J. ANIMAL L. & ETHICS 133 (2011), available at https://www.mdchhs.com/katrina-s-animal-legacy-the-pets-act/.
- Clark J. Lee, Addressing emergency response provider fatigue in emergency response preparedness, management, policy making, and research, 9(5) J. EMERGENCY MGMT. 19 (2011), available at https://www.mdchhs.com/wp-content/uploads/JEM-9-5-02-CHHS.pdf.
- Clark J. Lee, Comment, Federal Regulation of Hospital Resident Work Hours: Enforcement with Real Teeth, 9 J. HEALTH CARE L. & POL’Y 162 (2006), available at http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/student_pubs/2/ (awarded the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, June 2006).
- Lee, C. J., & Rajaratnam, S. M. W. (2018). Sleep, Law, and Public Policy. In F. P. Cappuccio, M. A. Miller, S. W. Lockley, & S. M. W. Rajaratnam (Eds.), Sleep, Health, and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health (2nd ed., pp. 224-233). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Lee, C. J., Jones, C. B., & Rajaratnam, S. M. W. (2017). Legal Implications of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders. In Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Elsevier. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.01144-5
- Lee, C. J., Sanna, R. A., & Czeisler, C. A. (2013). Public Policy, Sleep Science, and Sleep Medicine. In C. A. Kushida (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Sleep (Vol. 2, pp. 156-166). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.
- Jones, C. B., Lee, C. J., & Rajaratnam, S. M. W. (2013). Legal Implications of Sleep Loss. In C. A. Kushida (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Sleep (Vol. 1, pp. 335-342). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.
- Jones, C. B., Lee, C. J., & Rajaratnam, S. M. W. (2013). Legal Implications of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders. In C. A. Kushida (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Sleep (Vol. 3, pp. 156-162). Waltham, MA: Academic Press.
- Geiger-Brown, J. M., Lee, C. J., & Trinkoff, A. M. (2013). The Role of Work Schedules in Occupational Health and Safety. In R. J. Gatchel & I. Z. Schultz (Eds.), Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness (pp. 297-322). New York: Springer.
- Jones, C. B., Lee, C. J., & Rajaratnam, S. M. W. (2010). Sleep, Law, and Policy. In F. P. Cappuccio, M. A. Miller, & S. W. Lockley (Eds.), Sleep, Health, and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health (pp. 417-434). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Examples of Projects include:
- Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services – Medical Countermeasures Planning and Emergency Preparedness (2010 – Present)
- Anne Arundel County Office of Emergency Management – Donations Management Plan (2018)
- MD Department of Health and Mental Hygiene – Public Health Emergency Preparedness Legal Handbook (2009)
- DC Department of Health – H1N1 Outbreak After-Action Report (2009)
- DC Department of Health – Back-to-School Mass Vaccination Clinics After-Action Report (2009)