Hedwig Lee, MA, PhD

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

Hedwig (Hedy) Lee is broadly interested in the social determinants and consequences of population health and health disparities, with a particular focus on the role of structural racism in racial/ethnic health disparities. Her work examines the impact of family member incarceration on the health and attitudes of family members, the association between racialized chronic stress and mental/physical health, the trends in racial/ethnic health disparities, and the role of histories of racial violence in racial/ethnic health disparities. As an interdisciplinary scholar, Lee has published and worked with scholars across a wide range of fields including, but not limited to, sociology, demography, criminology, psychology, political science, public health, computer science, statistics, and medicine.