Bandy X. Lee MD, MDiv

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Lecturer in Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Research Interests

Violence Prevention, Public Health Approaches, Multidisciplinary Collaborations, Qualitative Analysis, Criminal Behavior, Structural Violence, Social Justice, Global Health, Peace Promotion, and Creative Studies.


Research Summary

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


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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