Elisa T. Lee, Ph.D.




George Lynn Cross Research Professor (Emeritus)

Phone: (405) 271-3090
Office: The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 Northeast 13th Street, Room 112B
Post Office Box 26901
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73126-0901
Email: Elisa-Lee@ouhsc.edu
Research Profile: http://profiles.ouhsc.edu/display/73878

Education and Training:

  • Ph.D. New York University, N.Y.
  • M.A. University of California, Berkeley.
  • B.A. National Taiwan University, Taiwan, China.

Appointments and Positions:

  • George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology Emeritus, 2017-present.
  • Regents Professor Emeritus, 2017-present. 
  • George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 1990-2017.
  • Regents Professor, 2011-2017.
  • Director, Center for American Indian Health Research, 1994-2017.
  • Dean, College of Public Health, 1994-2002.
  • Associate Dean for Research, College of Public Health, 1992-1994.
  • Fellow, American Statistical Association, 1996.
  • Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 1985-1990.

Complete List of Publications:


Most Recent 5 Publications:


  • Lee, Elisa T. and Wang W.  Statistical Methods for Survival Data Analysis, 4th ed., John Wiley and Sons, Hoboken, N.J., 2013.


  • Lee ET, Wang W, Zhang Y, Ali T, Rhoades E, Jobe J, Knehans AW, Yeh J, Johnson MR, Willis DJ, Yeh F.  Results and Lessons Learned  from a Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Program for American Indians – The Balance Study.  Int J Health and Nutrition 2015, 5(3):26-37.
  • Zhang M, An Q, Yeh F, Zhang Y, Howard BV, Lee ET, Zhao J.  Smoking-attributable mortality in American Indians: finding from the Strong Heart Study.  Eur J Epidemiol, May 13, 2015, published online first. DOI 10.1007/s10654-015-0031-8.
  • Haring B, Wang W, Lee ET, Jhamnani S, Howard BV, and Devereux RB. Dietary  sodium and potassium intake on left ventricular diastolic function and mass in adults <40  years (from the Strong Heart Study).  Am J Cardiol. 2015, published online first.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.02.008
  • Yan F, Lee ET, Mayberry RM, Umpierrez G, Wang W, Cha E. A self-assessment tool for screening young adults at risk of type 2 diabetes using Strong Heart Family Study data. The Diabetes Educator, 2016; 42(5): 607-617. PMID: 27480523 PMCID: PMC5026626
  • Wang W, Zhang Y,  Lee ET, Howard BV, et al. Risk factors and prediction of stroke in a population with high prevalence of diabetes: The Strong Heart Study. World Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases 2017; 7:145-162.  PMDIC: PMC5538319

Research Grants:


Research Interests:

  • Epidemiology of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and eye disease
  • American Indian health
  • Prevention research