Juliet Lee, PhD



Senior Research Scientist
Oakland, California
(510) 883-5772

Juliet P. Lee is a Senior Research Scientist and Study Director at the Prevention Research Center of PIRE. Her work focuses on social environmental aspects of substance use and misuse, with emphasis on participatory approaches to research and prevention. Dr. Lee received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of Virginia. She is particularly interested in anthropological approaches to drug policy; the social construction of drugs and drug use; mixed methods studies of space and place in relation to substance use and misuse; and critique of methods. Her work has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP). She is currently the Principal Investigator on a mixed-methods study of the impacts of off-premise alcohol sales on neighborhood alcohol problems; a mixed-methods study of dual use of cannabis and tobacco focused on YouTube digital media network as an exposure environment; and Associate Director of a contract providing Technical Assistance on research and evaluation to Native American Grantees within the California Reducing Disparities Project. She has co-directed and served as co-investigator on community-partnered and community-based research and prevention projects with refugee and immigrant Asian Americans; American Indian/Alaska Natives; and U.S. Latino/as, in projects assessing, reducing, and preventing problems associated with availability and misuse of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and other intoxicating substances. Many of Dr. Lee’s publications are publically available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/?term=juliet+p.+lee

Spatial epidemiology of alcohol and drug-related health problems among Northern Plains American Indians: Nebraska and South Dakota, 2007-2012 (In Press)  Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research  (2018)

Impacts of alcohol availability on Tribal lands where alcohol is prohibited: A community-partnered qualitative investigation (In Press)  International Journal of Drug Policy  (2018)

Ethnographic research in immigrant-specific drug abuse recovery houses  Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse  (2017)

A pilot randomized trial of Motivational Interviewing compared to Psycho-Education for reducing and preventing underage drinking in American Indian adolescents  Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment  (2017)

The anexo in Northern California: An Alcoholics Anonymous-based recovery residence in Latino communities  Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery  (2017)

The reliability of naturalistic observations of social, physical and economic environments of bars  Addiction Research & Theory  (2016)

Relating off-premises alcohol outlet density to intentional and unintentional injuries  Addiction  (2016)

Sociopolitical contexts for addiction recovery: Anexos in U.S. Latino communities  The International Journal On Drug Policy  (2016)

Measuring indoor air quality and engaging California Indian stakeholders at the Win-River Resort and Casino: Collaborative smoke-free policy development  International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health  (2016)

Improving the health of Cambodian Americans: Grassroots approaches and root causes  Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action  (2016)

Off-premise alcohol outlets on and around tribal land: Risks for rural California Indian youth  Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse  (2015)


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Explaining Local Impacts of Off-Premise Alcohol Outlets on Problems, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (8/1/2016 - 3/31/2020)

Impacts of Off-Premise Alcohol Outlets on Local Neighborhood Alcohol Problems, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (8/1/2015 - 4/30/2019)

Dual Use of Marijuana and Tobacco: Social Media and Youth, State of California, University of California (7/1/2015 - 6/30/2018)

Native American Tribe Alcohol Legalization, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (9/17/2014 - 11/30/2014)

Youth-led Tobacco Prevention among CA Southeast Asians, Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (8/1/2012 - 7/31/2015)

Community Alcohol Outlet Density, Drunken Driving and Violence: Core Group Theory, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (9/20/2011 - 6/30/2015)

Improving the Health of Cambodian American Women: A CBPR Approach, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (8/1/2009 - 7/31/2012)

Social Meanings of Drugs for Asian American Youth, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (4/1/2005 - 1/31/2010)

Environmental Contexts of Smoking for Southeast Asians, UC Office of the President Tobacco Related Disease Prevention Program (7/1/2004 - 6/30/2008)

Social Networks Among Drug-Using Ethnic Minority Youth, National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) (7/1/2002 - 12/31/2003)

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