Dr. Edmund W. J. Lee is an Assistant Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Assistant Director at the Centre for Information Integrity and the Internet (IN-cube). He previously was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
As a public health communication scientist, Dr Lee’s research focuses on developing health technologies to tackle health inequalities, and how to take advantage of digital traces—data from social media, smartphones, wearables, and electronic health records—in an intelligent and ethical manner to understand and improve public health outcomes.
Dr. Lee previously served as a Global Future Council Fellow at the World Economic Forum, working with global industry thought leaders in advising the global agenda on responsible big data use. His research had won numerous prestigious awards at international conferences such as International Communication Association, National Communication Association, and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. For his scholarly contributions, he was conferred the title of McQuail Honorary Fellow by the Amsterdam School of Communication Research in 2020.