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Academic Profile

Dr Edmund Lee Wei Jian

Post Doctoral Fellow

Dr Edmund Lee Wei Jian

Dr. Edmund W. J. Lee is a recipient of the prestigious College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) International Postdoctoral Fellowship (HIPF) 2017 at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Under this fellowship, he currently holds a joint postdoctoral research fellow appointment at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Upon the completion of the fellowship in 2020, he will return to NTU as a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.

Dr. Lee is a public health communication scientist and his research largely focuses on adopting computational thinking in capacity building to address health inequalities, particularly on understanding the role of technological inventions and how they interact with the communication processes of organizations, networks, and individuals in various health-related settings. To date, his research has examined topics such as media’s role in cancer literacy and prevention, inculcating healthy food consumption through media and interpersonal networks, motivating organizations and individuals to improve workplace safety and health outcomes, cyberhealth risks of social media use, and public’s reception of emergent technologies.

Dr. Lee has published extensively in top-tier journals in the field of communication, such as the Journal of Health Communication, Health Communication, New Media & Society, Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, as well as Science Communication. He has also published in other fields, such as the Journal of Nanoparticle Research, and Journal of Risk Research.
Research Interests
Public health communication;
Big data analytics;
Organizational communication;
Media effects

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