Bandy X. Lee, MD

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

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

  • Board on Global Health (collaboration with expert team). Violence Prevention in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Finding a Place on the Global Agenda. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2008.
  • Lee B, Kaaya S, 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.
  • United Nations (collaboration with expert team). U.N. Study on Violence against Children. New York: United Nations, 2007.
  • 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.
  • World Health Organization (collaboration with expert team). Preventing Violence: A Guide to Implementing the Recommendations of the World Report on Violence and Health. Geneva: World Health Organization, 2004.
  • 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.

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Bandy X. Lee, MD
Office Location
Law and Psychiatry DivisionConnecticut Mental Health Center
34 Park Street

New Haven, CT 06519
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34 Park Street
New Haven, CT 06519