Clark Lee

PhD Student (Part-Time), Behavioral and Community Health
Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health | Room: Off-Campus
Phone: (240) 777-4569 |
Faculty Advisor: 

Clark's interests focus on the following areas: 

1.) Health in All Public Policies: Using law and public policy tools to address public health and safety issues.

2.) Sleep, Law, and Public Policy: Examining how law and public policy can address the public and occupational health and safety hazards posed by sleep deficiency and fatigue in society; and how sleep science can and should influence law, public policy, public health, and public safety.

3.) Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Management: Incorporating scientific research and scholarship into meaningful public policy and operational plans related to public health emergency preparedness, response, and management.

Outside of the classroom, Clark works full-time in the field of public health emergency preparedness and response as a Senior Law and Policy Analyst (Research Associate) with the Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.  He is also an Associate Member of the Center for Health Outcomes Research at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, as well as a member of the Institutional Review Board for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Advisory Board for Start School Later, Inc., the National Sleep Foundation, and the Gamma Zeta Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.  His professional memberships include the Sleep Research Society, the Sleep Research Network, the American Public Health Association, the American Health Lawyers Association, and the Maryland State Bar Association.  He is a former Notes and Comments Editor for the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy and is a reviewer for the journals Public Health Reports and Neuroethics.  Since the Fall 2014 Term, Clark has been a Writing Fellow for the Graduate School Writing Center at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Clark is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia and is certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Selected Publications

Scientific Publications and Abstracts

Lee, C. J., Geiger-Brown, J. & Beck, K. H. (2016).  Intention and willingness to drive drowsy among
     university students: An application of an extended theory of planned behavior model.  Accident
     Analysis & Prevention
93, 113-123.  Retrieved from 
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2016.05.002

Lee, C. J., Geiger-Brown, J., & Beck, K. H.  (2015).  Intention and Willingness to Drive While Drowsy
     Among University Students.  Sleep, 38 (Abstract Supplement), A87-A88.

Lockley, S. W., Cronin, J. W., Evans, E. E., Cade, B. E., Lee, C. J., Landrigan, C. P., . . . Czeisler, C. A.
     (2004).  Effect of Reducing Interns’ Weekly Work Hours on Sleep and Attentional  Failures,
     New England Journal of Medicine, 351(18), 1829-1837.

Edited Works

Lee, C. J., Jones, C. B., Rajaratnam, & S. M. W. (2017).  Legal Implications of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders.
     In Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology.  Elsevier.  Retrieved from 
     
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.01144-5

Lee, C. J., Sanna, R. A. & Czeisler, C. A. (2013).  Public Policy, Sleep Science, and Sleep Medicine.  In
     C. A. Kushida (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Sleep (Vol. 2, pp. 156-166). Waltham, MA: Academic
     Press.

Jones, C. B., Lee, C. J. & Rajaratnam, S. M. W. (2013). Legal Implications of Sleep Loss.  In C. A.
     Kushida (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Sleep (Vol. 1, pp. 335-342).  Waltham, MA: Academic
     Press.

Jones, C. B., Lee, C. J. & Rajaratnam, S. M. W. (2013). Legal Implications of Circadian Rhythm Sleep
     Disorders.  In C. A. Kushida (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Sleep (Vol. 3, pp. 156-162).  Waltham,
     MA: Academic Press.

Geiger-Brown, J. M., Lee, C. J. & Trinkoff, A. M. (2013).  The Role of Work Schedules in Occupational
     Health and Safety. In R. J. Gatchel & I. Z. Schultz (Eds.), Handbook of Occupational Health
     and Wellness
(pp. 297-322).  New York: Springer.

Jones, C. B., Lee, C. J., & Rajaratnam, S. M. W. (2010). Sleep, Law, and Policy.  In F. P. Cappuccio, M.
     A. Miller, & S. W. Lockley (Eds.), Sleep, Health, and Society: From Aetiology to Public Health
     (pp. 417-434). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Legal and Policy Publications

Lee, C. J. (2016). Sleep: a human rights issue. Sleep Health, 2(1), 6-7.  Retrieved from
     http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2015.12.007 

Paul Kelley & Clark J. Lee, LATER SCHOOL START TIMES IN ADOLESCENCE: TIME FOR CHANGE (Education
     Commission of the States 2014), available at
http://www.ecs.org/clearinghouse/01/12/19/11219.pdf.               

Clark J. Lee, Patrick P. Rose & Earl Stoddard, Enhancing Communication Between Scientists, 
     Government Officials, and the Lay Public: Advancing Science and Protecting the Public’s
     Welfare through Better Multi-Stakeholder Interfacing
, 22(2) ANNALS HEALTH L. 246 (2013),
     available at
http://www.annalsofhealthlaw.com/annalsofhealthlaw/vol_22_special_edition#pg58.

Clark J. Lee, Sleepiness, Mental State, and Legal Liability, 13(9) SLEEP REVIEW 24 (Nov. 2012),
     available at
http://sr.alliedmedia360.com/launch.aspx?eid=b00f80f0-46c0-4442-b91e-b1afa02c1514.

Patrick P. Rose, Clark J. Lee, Sarah E. Sasor & Earl Stoddard, Creating monsters for the greater
     good of humanity: Conflicting interests of science and homeland security
, 10(2) J.
     EMERGENCY MGMT. 83 (2012), available at
http://www.mdchhs.com/wp-content/uploads/JEM-10-2-02-CHHS.pdf.

Marita Mike, Rebecca Mike & Clark J. Lee, Katrina’s Animal Legacy: The PETS Act, 4 J. ANIMAL L.
     & ETHICS 133 (2011), available at
http://www.mdchhs.com/katrina-s-animal-legacy-the-pets-act/.

Clark J. Lee, Addressing emergency response provider fatigue in emergency response
     preparedness, management, policy making, and research
, 9(5) J. EMERGENCY MGMT. 19
     (2011), available at 
http://www.mdchhs.com/wp-content/uploads/JEM-9-5-02-CHHS.pdf.

Clark J. Lee, Comment, Federal Regulation of Hospital Resident Work Hours: Enforcement with
     Real Teeth
, 9 J. HEALTH CARE L. & POL’Y 162 (2006), available at

     http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/student_pubs/2/ (awarded the Burton Award
     for Legal Achievement, June 2006). 

Fun Facts

In college, I was in the same neuroscience class as Natalie Portman. One day, during a lab section, I got to hand her a sheep's brain on a dissection tray. It was a highlight of my undergraduate career.

I have formally studied 9 languages: English, Taiwanese, Mandarin, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Russian.  My proficiency in each varies greatly.