About Jasper Lee, PhD

Jasper Lee, PhD is a clinical psychologist in the Behavioral Medicine Program in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Lee specializes in behavioral medicine, a branch of psychology that focuses on working with patients who experience both psychological and physical health difficulties. He primarily works with patients to improve psychological well-being in the context of chronic illnesses, injuries, and diseases. Dr. Lee utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)-based approach, which is an evidence-based approach for many common mental health disorders. 

Clinically, Dr. Lee focuses on treating patients with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and alcohol and substance use disorders. Dr. Lee's research focuses on developing new treatments for people with multiple co-occurring psychosocial and structural problems that interfere with their treatment for HIV and other infectious diseases in both the United States and internationally. Dr. Lee's research is funded by the NIH (K23MH135748, PI: Lee), the Harvard University Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), and other sources. 


Medical Education

  • PhD, University of Miami
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

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  • Selected publications:

    Lee, J. S., Browning E., Hokayem, J., Albrechta, H., Goodman, G., Venkatasubramanian, K., Dumas, A., Carreiro, S., O?Cleirigh, C., Chai, P. R. (2024). Smartphone and wearable device-based digital phenotyping to understand substance use and its syndemics. Journal of Medical Toxicology, 20(2), 205-214.

    Lee, J. S., Batchelder, A.W., Stanton, A.M., Westphal, L., Klevens, M., Mayer, K.H., & O?Cleirigh, C. (2023). Structural Vulnerabilities and PrEP Awareness Among Boston Heterosexuals and People who Inject Drugs at Risk for HIV: Findings from 2018-2019 Cycles from the Boston, MA site of the NHBS. AIDS Care. DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2023.2288646

    Lee, J. S., Albrechta, H., Goodman, G. R., De, D., Takabatake, K., O?Cleirigh, C., Mayer, K. H., Fisher, C., Carnes, C. T., & Chai, P. R. (2023). Diversity in Digital Pill Systems: Differences in Perceptions and Attitudes Towards Use of a Digital Pill System for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men with Diverse Racial and Ethnic Identities. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 56. 2023:2933-2942. Epub 2023 Jan 3. PMID: 36654663; PMCID: PMC9843706

    Lee, J. S., Bainter, S. A., Tsai, A. C., Andersen, L. S., Stanton, A. M., Magidson, J. F., Kagee, A., Joska, J. A., O?Cleirigh, C., & Safren, S. A. (2022). Intersecting relationships of psychosocial and structural syndemic problems among people with HIV in South Africa: Using network analysis to identify influential problems. AIDS and Behavior. Click Here

    Lee, J. S., Zopluoglu, C., Andersen, L. S., Stanton, A. M., Magidson, J. F., Kagee, A., Joska, J. A., O?Cleirigh, C., & Safren, S. A. (2021). Improving the measurement of food insecurity among people with HIV in South Africa: A psychometric examination. Public Health Nutrition. 1-30. doi: 10.1017/S1368980021001312

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