Clark J. Lee is a Senior Law and Policy Analyst (Research Associate) at CHHS. Since joining CHHS in June 2009, Mr. Lee has worked on a number of planning, policy, and legislative projects and publications related to public health emergency preparedness and response. Before coming to CHHS, Mr. Lee served as a Governor's Policy Fellow for the State of Maryland and worked on a number of policy, regulatory, and legislative issues related to health care fraud, waste, and abuse for the Office of the Inspector General for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (including a proposed health program integrity and recovery act and legislative proposals that would eventually be incorporated into the Maryland False Health Claims Act of 2010, Chapter 4 of the 2010 Laws of Maryland). Mr. Lee also worked as a policy fellow in the Policy Planning Office of the Office of the Governor of Maryland.
Formerly a consultant to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. Lee has significant research and scholarship experience in the area of sleep, law, and public policy. He has studied and written about the effects of long work hours and sleep deprivation on hospital residents and other occupational groups, as well as how law and policy can address drowsiness and fatigue as hazards to occupational and public health and safety. At the present time, Mr. Lee is working to develop CHHS' research and planning capabilities in the areas of sleepiness in and fatigue management for emergency response providers. He is also an Associate Member of the University of Maryland Center for Health Outcomes Research (CHOR, formerly the Work and Health Research Center at the University of Maryland School of Nursing), where he is collaborating with researchers to develop projects and initiatives related to sleepiness and fatigue as hazards to occupational health and safety.
A native of Needham, Massachusetts, Mr. Lee received his AB in Neurobiology from Harvard College and his JD and Certificate in Health Law from the University of Maryland School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Lee served as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Journal of Health Care Law and Policy.
Currently pursuing graduate studies in community health education as a part-time Master of Public Health student in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, Mr. Lee is a member of the Institutional Review Board for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association , the Maryland State Bar Association, the National Sleep Foundation, the Sleep Research Society and its Membership and Communications Committee, the Research to Inform Public Policy Small Working Group of the Sleep Research Network, and the review committee for the "From the Schools of Public Health" section of Public Health Reports. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Paul Kelley & Clark J. Lee, LATER SCHOOL START TIMES IN ADOLESCENCE: TIME FOR CHANGE (Education Commission of the States 2014), available at
Clark J. Lee, Patrick P. Rose, & Earl Stoddard, Enhancing Communication Between Scientists, Government Officials, and the Lay Public: Advancing Science and Protecting the Public's Welfare through Better Multi-Stakeholder Interfacing, 22 ANNALS HEALTH L. 246 (2013), available at
Clark J. Lee, Russell A. Sanna & Charles A. Czeisler, Public Policy, Sleep Science, and Sleep Medicine, in 2 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SLEEP 156 (Clete A. Kushida ed., Academic Press 2013).
Christopher B. Jones, Clark J. Lee & Shantha M.W. Rajaratnam, Legal Implications of Sleep Loss, in 1 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SLEEP 335 (Clete A. Kushida ed., Academic Press 2013).
Christopher B. Jones, Clark J. Lee & Shantha M.W. Rajaratnam, Legal Implications of Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders, in 3 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SLEEP 156 (Clete A. Kushida ed., Academic Press 2013).
Jeanne M. Geiger-Brown, Clark J. Lee & Alison M. Trinkoff, The Role of Work Schedules in Occupational Health and Safety, in HANDBOOK OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS 297 (Robert J. Gatchel & Izabela Z. Schultz, eds., Springer 2013).
Clark J. Lee, Sleepiness, Mental State, and Legal Liability, 13(9) SLEEP REVIEW 24 (Nov. 2012), available at http://sr.alliedmedia360.com//launch.aspx?eid=b00f80f0-46c0-4442-b91e-b1afa02c1514.
Marita Mike, Rebecca Mike & Clark J. Lee, Katrina’s Animal Legacy: The PETS Act, 4 J. ANIMAL L. & ETHICS 133 (2011), available at http://www.mdchhs.com/articles-resources/articles/katrinas-animal-legacy... .
Patrick P. Rose, Clark J. Lee, Sarah E. Sasor & Earl Stoddard, Creating monsters for the greater good of humanity: Conflicting interests of science and homeland security, 10(2) J. EMERGENCY MGMT. 83 (2012), available at http://www.mdchhs.com/articles-resources/articles/creating-monsters-greater-good-humanity-conflicting-interests-science-an.
Clark J. Lee, Addressing emergency response provider fatigue in emergency response preparedness, management, policy making, and research, 9(5) J. EMERGENCY MGMT. 19 (2011), available at www.mdchhs.com/sites/default/files/JEM-9-5-02-CHHS.pdf.
Christopher B. Jones, Clark J. Lee & Shantha M.W. Rajaratnam, Sleep, Law, and Policy, in SLEEP, HEALTH, AND SOCIETY: FROM AETIOLOGY TO PUBLIC HEALTH 417-34 (Francesco Cappuccio, Michelle Miller & Steven Lockley eds., Oxford University Press 2010).
Clark J. Lee, Comment, Federal Regulation of Hospital Resident Work Hours: Enforcement with Real Teeth, 9 J. HEALTH CARE L. & POL’Y 162 (2006), available at http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/student_pubs/2/ (awarded the Burton Award for Legal Achievement, June 2006).
Steven W. Lockley et al., Effect of Reducing Interns’ Weekly Work Hours on Sleep and Attentional Failures, 351 NEW ENG. J. MED. 1829 (Oct. 28, 2004).