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Heather Sophia Lee, PhD, LCSW
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology Anthropology Social Work and Criminal Justice

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Heather Sophia Lee, PhD, LCSW

Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology Anthropology Social Work and Criminal Justice

Dr. Lee is a practitioner-scholar who joined Seton Hall University in 2020. Prior to this, she was on faculty in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. While there, she was the Director of the Network of Affiliated Family Medicine Residencies, taught a course in Humanism and Medicine in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and received a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) related to her interest in promoting access to treatment for Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). Dr. Lee has been interested in this area as a clinician and researcher since she conducted her doctoral dissertation on the topic. In this project, she collected qualitative data to investigate the impacts of participation in harm reduction programs for participants in a drop-in center for homeless, active drug users and a private practice both located in urban settings. She continued this work as a NIDA postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. From there she went on to complete her clinical social work training at the University of Chicago. While living in Chicago, she helped to implement a harm reduction program on Chicago’s southeast side. Dr. Lee holds her Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) license in Illinois and New Jersey.