Cynthia Lee, MPH, MSW
Faculty, Behavioral Science
Philosophy of care: Good care means really listening and seeing people beyond their symptoms, establishing a human connection, and collaborating with patients and their families on agreed upon health goals.
Joined Group Health: 1987
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology with emphasis in psychology, Stanford University, 1975; Master of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1976; Master of Social Work, University of Washington, 1979.
Certifications: Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Medical interests: Physician-patient communication, primary care counseling, motivational interviewing, parenting, stress management.
Personal interests: My family life, reading good fiction, indulging in a little reality TV, gardening, enjoying great meals, volunteering, piano and musicals.
Statement: I am a Seattle native, third-generation Chinese American, with family roots in health care. As a behavioral scientist with the Family Medicine Residency faculty since 1987, my interests include teaching primary care counseling, behavioral health care, and doctor-patient communications. My professional experiences include cancer care, chronic illness, stress management, and behavioral medicine. Raising three children, I also have the privilege of being sensitive to parenting issues and the family life cycle.