Hwa-Young Lee is a Research Associate at the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard T.H. School of Public Health. She holds a bachelor degree in Veterinary medicine from Seoul National University in Korea. She completed her MPH and Ph.D. degree in Health Economics from the Graduate School of Public Health, Seoul National University in 2010 and 2014. She was a Research associate Professor at the Seoul National University College of Medicine and a Takemi Fellow at Harvard T.H. School of Public Health from 2017-2019. She served as Editor-in-Chief for “Alcohol and health behavior research” in Korea between 2017 and 2019 and has served as the Associate Editor for the “Journal of Global Health Science” since 2018. She has done several consultancy works for the Korea International Cooperation Agency and the World Bank. Before she started her academic career, she had worked for multinational pharmaceutical companies, Roche, and AstraZeneca Korea.
Her main research interest lies in health system quality, health expenditure, priority setting in health resources, inequality in health, and social capital in health. Recently, her research interests have extended to “One Health”, especially zoonosis.