Kyungdo Lee, MD MPH MBE

Master of Bioethics (MBE) student
Harvard Medical School

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
677 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115


Research Interests
My main interest lies in the ethical issues of health policy and public health. I practiced as a primary care physician in South Korea for several years in various settings, and I mainly served underserved populations such as prisoners and people living in remote areas. Due to those unique experiences, I’ve come to realize the importance of ethical dilemmas in distributing health resources in a societal level. My MPH thesis was to define and estimate unnecessary uses of primary care through applying several health(care) needs concepts into primary care settings. My specific research questions are about moral aspects of quality disparities in healthcare systems, ethics of healthcare rationing, various incentives and nudges in public health, and making moral judgments of current epidemiological findings, such as health inequalities.