Bandy X. Lee, MD, MDiv

Assistant Clinical Professor


Dr. Bandy Lee is a violence studies specialist. Trained as a psychiatrist at Yale and Harvard Universities, she focused on public-sector work as chief resident and on anthropological research in East Africa as a fellow of the National Institute of Mental Health. In addition, she worked in several maximum-security prisons throughout the United States, consulted with governments in Ireland and France, and helped to set up violence prevention programs both in the U.S. and abroad. She is currently on the faculty of the Law and Psychiatry Division and teaches students representing asylum seekers or studying to become public defenders at Yale Law School. She also served as Director of Research for the Center for the Study of Violence, as consultant to the World Health Organization and several other United Nations agencies. Her interests are in global health approaches to violence prevention and interdisciplinary discourse.

Education & Training

MDiv Yale Divinity School (1995)
MD Yale University School of Medicine (1994)
Intern Bellevue Hospital Center
Resident Massachusetts General Hospital
Chief Resident Massachusetts General Hospital
Research Fellow Harvard Medical School

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