Myung Ken Lee

He began his career as a program director with Mercy Corps in 1998, establishing and successfully running a program devoted to helping North Korean refugees in China in collaboration with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health faculty. With his established track record of success in his field, Dr. Lee has served as an advisor to various organizations, including the Ministry of Social Affairs of Cambodia and Hunchun City of China.  He also has been actively involved with several refugee projects in Nepal, Mongolia and Thailand.

Dr. Lee is a board member of the Korean Society of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and over the past 20 years he has been a faculty member at Yonsei University School of Medicine, Wonju Medical School, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Yanbian School of Science and Technology of China.  Dr. Lee was also the president of Kanghwa General Hospital from 1992 to 1996.

In 2009, Dr. Lee was invited to be the president of Joy of Sharing, a South Korea-based international NGO. In the same year, he also became a senior board member of another NGO, Global Together, and became a Vice President of the U.S. - based United Relief and Community Development.

Dr. Lee received his degrees from Yonsei University in South Korea, specializing in Health Policy and Hospital Management. In 1997 Dr. Lee attended the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to earn a post-doctoral fellowship in International Health, and he has worked as an associate with the School since 2002.


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