Crystal Lee, PhD, MPH

Post-Doctoral Scholar (2016-2018)

Crystal Lee, PhD, MPH, was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. Her tribal clans are Tachii’nii (Red Running into the Water), Tabaaha (Water’s Edge), Tsenjikini (Cliff Dwellers), and Kin I ichii’nii (Red House). As a Postdoctoral Fellow at CHIPTS she is conducting HIV biomedical prevention research with a focus on Native American health and examining Indigenous health policies at a tribal, state, national, and international level. She serves on the United Nations (UN) North American Indigenous Caucus, UN Indigenous Women’s Caucus, and UN Gender Equality Task Force. One of her most notable achievements was being honored by President Bill Clinton for her work with Indigenous communities at the Clinton Global Initiative.