James Lee

James Lee

A. James Lee, Community Health & Sustainability

Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator, Co-Director of CGRP & Regional Consortium of Community-Engaged Gerontology Researchers
Southwick 328


Health Economics, Health Care Finance & Health Care Information Systems

Research Interest

Research and Collaborations (pdf)

Educational Background

Economics, University of Wisconsin


Dr. Lee has worked in the health care field for almost 30 years and has a unique blend of experience in government, industry, management consulting, and health services research and evaluation. He is former Vice President with Health Economics Research, one of the country’s leading health policy “think tanks.” He has also worked for Arthur D. Little, Abt Associates and at Blue Cross & Blue Shield; and served as Deputy Director of the Maine State Planning Office. Since 1999, Lee has been a part-time senior scientist on the research faculty at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy, in the Heller Graduate School of Brandeis University. He is a founder of DxCG, Inc., the Boston-based health informatics firm, which develops and distributes the Diagnostic Cost Group risk adjustment models. 

Recent Publications
Journal Articles

Lee, A.J. An Investigation of Scale Effects in Family Substance Abuse Treatment Programs. Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 2010, 5:14.

Lee, A.J. and Shepard, D.S. Costs of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Enhanced Lifestyle Modification Programs. Journal of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation and Prevention, 27(6):348-357, November/December 2009.
Lee, A.J. and Cornish, M.R. Towards Greater Equity and Efficiency in Rate Setting: The Adult Residential Rehabilitation Programs in Massachusetts.  Journal of Public Health Management and Practice,  Vol. 14, No. 4, pp. 387-395, July-August 2008. Books and Chapters

Lee, A.J., Strickler, G.S. and D.S. Shepard, "Chapter 4—The Economics of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Lifestyle Modification: A Review of Literature," in Donald S. Shepard, ed., Lifestyle Modification to Control Heart Disease: Evidence and Policy, Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones & Bartlett, 2010. Recent Grants and Contracts (Selected)

2010 Co-Investigator, Greater Lowell Community Health Needs Assessment, Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center

2009- Co-Investigator, A Community Partnership for Prevention of Type-2 Diabetes in Youth at High Risk, University of Massachusetts Life Sciences Moment Fund.

2007-2009 Co-Principal Investigator (Lowell), Expanding Access: Taking a Local Approach to the Development and Delivery of Online and Blended Learning Programs, a University of Massachusetts System grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

2000-2009 Co-Investigator, Evaluation of the Medicare Lifestyle Demonstration Project, CMS. Recent Presentations

Invited Speaker, Object Management Group. "Traveling the HIE Highway: Can We Get There from Here?"  Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in Healthcare Conference (Washington, DC). July 13, 2010.

Presentation.  "The Recent Financial Experience of 'Detox' Programs in Massachusetts." Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (Boston). January 20, 2010.