Daniel leads the development of grant proposals, conducts data analysis, writes research reports and scientific manuscripts, and engages in both basic and applied science. He has extensive experience in program evaluation, psychophysiological research, quantitative methods and diversity science.
Daniel’s overarching goal is to inform the development and implementation of public health programs and policies that advances health equity. His research interests and activities, to this end, are three-fold. First, he is interested in investigating the biological, psychological, and social mechanisms that connect racism-related stress to health behaviors and outcomes in racial/ethnic minority populations. Second, he is interested in identifying socio-cultural factors (e.g., racial identity, religious involvement) that can offset the health consequences of racism-related stress. Third, he is interested in designing, implementing and evaluating prevention programs that address the health consequences of individual, cultural and structural racism.
Daniel completed a NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with a concentration in quantitative psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. in psychology at the University of Michigan.
Daniel’s hobbies include hiking, spending time with his wife and dog, and watching Michigan football and basketball.
Select peer-reviewed publications:
- Lee, D. B., Schmidt, C. J., Heinze, J. E., Carter, P. M., Cunningham, R. M., Walton, M. A., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2022). Retaliatory attitudes as mediator of exposure to violence and firearm aggression among youth: The protective role of organized activity involvement. Developmental Psychology, 58(5), 990–1002. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001339
- Lee, D. B., Anderson, R. E., Hope, M. O., & Zimmerman, M. A. (2020). Racial discrimination trajectories predicting psychological well-being: From emerging adulthood to adulthood. Developmental Psychology, 56(7), 1413. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0000938
- Lee, D. B., Gaskin, A. L., Jones, S. C. T., Harrell, S. P., Banks, K. H., Sellers, R. M., & Neblett, E. W. (2020). The Daily Life Experiences Scale: Factor Structure, Reliability, Validity, and Measurement Invariance for African American Males and Females. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481756.2020.1827436
- Lee D. B., Eisman, A. B., Stoddard, S. A., Peckins, M. K., Goldstick, J., Hsieh, H. F., Velazquez, J. M., Zimmerman, M. A. (2018). Racial discrimination and cortisol in African American emerging adults: The role of neighborhood racial composition. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 24(4), 521-529. https://doi.org/10.1037/cdp0000217
- Lee, D. B., & Neblett, E. W. (2017). Religious development in African American adolescents: Growth patterns that protect in the context of stress. Child Development, 90(1), 245-259. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12896
- Lee, D. B., Kim, E. S., & Neblett Jr, E. W. (2017). The link between discrimination and telomere length in African American adults. Health Psychology, 36(5), 458-467. https://doi.org/10.1037/hea0000450