David Lee

Assistant Professor

Office: 503-494-2258

BS Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999; Pharm.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy, 2009; Ph.D. Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Clinical Pharmacology, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2009; Yale Fellowship in Ge

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Pharmacy Professnl Instr
Faculty Type: 
Pharmacy Practice
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I am interested in medications that cause disabilities in older adults, both physical and cognitive disabilities.  Currently, I'm studying how medications can affect cognitive impairment, muscle mass, physical function and strength.  The area of research will help to identify causes of functional decline and loss of independence in older adults.

Selected Publications

Lee DSH, Markwardt S, Goeres L, Lee CG, Eckstom E, Williams C, Fu R, Orwoll E, Cawthon P, Stefanick M, Mackey D, Bauer D, Nielson C. Statins and Physical Activity in Older Men: the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) Study. JAMA Internal Medicine, In press.

Tinetti ME, Han L, Lee DSH, McAvay GJ, Peduzzi P, Gross CP, Zhou B, Lin HQ. Anti-hypertensive medications and serious fall injuries in older adults. JAMA Internal Medicine, In press.

Tinetti ME, Han L, McAvay GJ, Lee DSH, Peduzzi P, Dodson JA, Gross CP, Zhou B, Lin HQ. Anti-Hypertensive medications and cardiovascular events in older adults with multiple chronic conditions. PLOS ONE, In press.

Lee DSH, Markwardt S, McAvay GJ, Gross CP, Goeres L, Ling H, Peduzzi P, Han L, Dodson J, Tinetti ME.  Effect of Beta Blockers on Cardiac and Pulmonary Events and Death in Older Adults with Cardiovascular Disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Medical Care 2014;52:3,s2.

Albrecht JS, Gruber-Baldini AL, Fromme EK, McGregor JC, Lee DSH, Furuno JP. Quality of Hospice Care for Patients with Dementia. J Am Geriatr Soc 61:1060–1065, 2013.

Lee DSH, De Rekeneire N, Hanlon JT, Gill TM, Bauer DC, Meibohm B, Harris TB, Jeffery SM. Cognitive Impairment and Medication Complexity in Community-Living Older Adults: The Health, Aging and Body Composition Study. J Pharm Technol 2012;28:156-62.

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