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Lee HargravesJ. Lee Hargraves, Ph.D.


Senior Scientist, Office of Survey Research, Center for Health Policy and Research
Research Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Lee Hargraves is a nationally-recognized leader on the development and use of survey methods to assess health care quality from patients’ perspectives.

Dr. Hargraves’ research has contributed to national efforts to document racial and ethnic disparities in health care. He is currently focusing on the treatment of disparities in health care as an opportunity for improving health care quality. He is also a Research Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health at UMass Medical School.

Prior to joining UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Policy and Research, Dr. Hargraves served for five years as Senior Health Researcher at the Center for Studying Health System Change in Washington, D.C. He also worked as a Senior Survey Scientist at the Picker Institute in Boston.

Dr. Hargraves earned his doctoral degree in sociology at Boston College. His additional sociology degrees include a Master of Arts from the University of Montana and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Great Falls.

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Center for Health Policy and Research
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