Miller School Geneticist Named One of 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business

Joycelyn M. Lee, Ph.D., associate research scientist at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, has been recognized as one of South Florida’s “25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business for 2012” by Legacy magazine. For the seventh year, Legacy has chosen an elite group of women selected by a committee of prominent South Florida business leaders, for this distinction.

Published in the August issue of Legacy, the results also were published September 24 in the Business Monday section of The Miami Herald.

“To be recognized with such an amazing group of women is an honor within itself,” said Lee. “I am grateful to the selection committee for recognizing my contributions to reducing health disparities.”

Lee, who serves as project manager for the Hussman Institute’s autism genetics research program and the Genetics Awareness Project, is on the planning committee for the May 2013 “Why We Can’t Wait: Conference to Eliminate Health Disparities in Genomic Medicine.” A licensed clinical psychologist with 10 years of experience, Lee specializes in autism spectrum disorders, developmental disorders, program evaluation, psychological assessment, and school consultations.

“Dr. Lee is an outstanding member of our research team here at the Hussman Institute,” said Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Professor of Human Genomics. “She has made countless contributions to both our autism research project and Genetics Awareness Project. This is a much-deserved honor.”

Lee accepted her award at a September 28 reception hosted by television news anchor Jawan Strader.

Established in 2004 through distribution partnerships with The Miami Herald and The Palm Beach Post, Legacy is a news/business publication serving South Florida’s black professional community with articles and information on business, careers, politics, lifestyle, culture and social commentary.

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