Bandy X. Lee, MD, MDiv

Lecturer; Assistant Clinical Professor

Research Interests

Criminal Psychology; Humanities; International Agencies; Public Health; Social Justice; Violence; Global Health; Legal Cases; Psychiatry and Psychology; Phenomena and Processes; Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena

Research Organizations

Connecticut Mental Health Center

Law and Psychiatry, Division of

FASYED Education Studies

Research Summary

Formulating the multiple, interlinked determinants of violence, by exploring the interaction between biological, psychological, social, and environmental processes for effective prevention.

Specialized Terms: Violence Prevention, Public Health Approaches, Interdisciplinary and Multisectorial Collaborations, Behavioral Violence, Structural Violence, Social Justice, Global Health, Peace Promotion, and Creative Studies.

Selected Publications

  • Mikton CR, Tanaka M, Tomlinson M, Streiner DL, Tonmyr L, Lee B, Fisher J, Hegadoren J, Pim JE, Wang SJS, MacMillan HL. Global research priorities for interpersonal violence prevention: A modified Delphi study. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 95:36-48, 2017.
  • Lee B, Gilligan J, Kaaya SF, Schuder KK. Violence and health: Implications of the 2030 Agenda for South-North collaborations. International Journal of Public Health 61:861-862, 2016.
  • Lee B, Donnelly PD, Cohen L, Garg S. Violence, health, and the 2030 Agenda: Merging evidence and implementation. Journal of Public Health Policy 37S:1-12, 2016.
  • Lee B, Kjaerulf F, Turner S, Cohen L, Donnelly PD, Muggah R, Davis‎‎ R, Realini A, Kieselbach B, Snyder MacGregor L, Waller I, Gordon R, Moloney-Kitts M, Lee G, Gilligan J. Transforming our world: Implementing the 2030 Agenda through Sustainable Development Goal Indicators. Journal of Public Health Policy 37S:13-31, 2016.
  • Kjaerulf F, Lee B, Cohen L, Donnelly P, Turner S, Davies R, Realini A, Moloney-Kitts M, Gordon R, Lee G, Gilligan J. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development—A golden opportunity for global violence prevention. International Journal of Public Health 61:863-864, 2016.
  • Gilligan J, Lee B, Garg S, Blay-Tofey M, and Luo A. A case for studying country regimes in the public health model of violence. Journal of Public Health Policy 37S:133-144, 2016.
  • Uwizeye G, Lee B, Krill T. Health system re-design following sexual violence during the genocide in Rwanda. International Journal of Public Health 61:959-960, 2016.
  • Lee B, Leckman JF, Khoshnood K. Violence, health, and South-North collaborations: Furthering an interdisciplinary agenda. Social Science and Medicine 146:236-242, 2015.
  • Blay-Tofey M., Lee B. Preventing gender-based violence engendered by conflict: The case of Côte d’Ivoire. Social Science and Medicine, 146:341-347, 2015.
  • Lee B., Prabhu M. A reflection on the madness in prisons. Stanford Law and Policy Review 26: 253-268, 2015.
  • Bouloudnine R, Lee B, Rowe M. In the midst of a mental healthcare crisis: How psychiatrists can better advocate for their clients. Journal of Health Systems and Policy Research 2:15-20, 2015.
  • Lee B, Leckman JF, Mbwambo JKK. Violence and health: Current perspectives of the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance. Aggression and Violent Behavior 19:609-615, 2014.
  • Lee B, Marotta PL, Blay-Tofey M, Wang W, de Bourmont S. Economic correlates of violent death rates in forty countries, 1962-2008: A cross-typological analysis. Aggression and Violent Behavior 19:729-737, 2014.
  • Lee B, Wexler BE, Gilligan J. Political correlates of violent death rates in the U.S., 1900-2010: Longitudinal and cross-sectional analyses. Aggression and Violent Behavior 19:721-728, 2014.
  • Lee B, Young JL. Building a global health ethic without doing further violence. American Journal of Bioethics 12:59-60, 2012.
  • Lee B, Kaaya SF, Mbwambo JK, Smith-Fawzi MC, Leshabari MT. Detecting depressive disorder with the Hopkins Symptom Checklist–25 in Tanzania. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 54:7-20, 2008.
  • Kaaya SF, Lee B, Mbwambo JK, Smith-Fawzi MC, Leshabari MT. Detecting depressive disorder with a 19-item local instrument in Tanzania. International Journal of Social Psychiatry 54:21-33, 2008.
  • Lee B, Gilligan J. The Resolve to Stop the Violence Project: Transforming an in-house culture of violence through a jail-based programme. Journal of Public Health 27:149-155, 2005.
  • Gilligan J, Lee B. The Resolve to Stop the Violence Project: Reducing violent recidivism in the community through a jail-based initiative. Journal of Public Health 27:143-148, 2005.
  • Lee B, Gilligan J. The pharmacological treatment of violent youth. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1036:356-381, 2004.
  • Gilligan J, Lee B. Beyond the prison paradigm: From provoking violence to preventing it by creating ‘anti-prisons’ (residential colleges and therapeutic communities). Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1036:300-324, 2004.
  • Kaaya SF, Lee B, Smith-Fawzi MC, Mbwambo JK, Msamanga GI. Validity and calibration of the Kiswahili version of the Hopkins Symptom Checklist–25 amongst HIV-positive antenatal clinic attendees in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 106:9-19, 2002.

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Bandy X. Lee, MD, MDiv
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Law and Psychiatry DivisionConnecticut Mental Health Center
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New Haven, CT 06519
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