Elissa Lee


Elissa S. Lee writes on maternal and child health policy for the Center for Health Journalism and covers mental health and social good at Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. Prior to graduate school, she served as program coordinator for Too Small to Fail, a national initiative of the Clinton Foundation, promoting the importance of early brain and language development in children ages 0-5. Elissa is a doctoral candidate of occupational therapy at the USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, researching chronic care management in medically underserved populations at the Lifestyle Redesign for Chronic Conditions lab. For her work, she was named a Student Innovator by the Gehr Family Center for Health Systems Science. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley, with a major in psychology and a double minor in disability studies and dance and performance studies.