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Sandra H. Jee, M.D., M.P.H.

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Appointment: (585) 275-2821

Administrative: (585) 275-6954

Fax: (585) 461-1231

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Research Labs

Childhood Adversity and Resilience Lab

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting



Dr. Jee sees patients in the Strong Pediatric Practice, and also teaches and supervises medical students and residents in the outpatient setting. Her research focuses on meeting the mental health needs for children and their families, teaching trainees to provide integrated and trauma-informed pediatric care for underserved children, many of whom have experienced adverse childhood experiences. Outreach and educational activities are focused on pediatric environmental health topics, including climate change and sustainability.

Professional Background

Dr. Jee is currently the co-Director of the Finger Lakes Children’s Environmental Health Center.

She completed her undergraduate studies at Yale University, medical school at the University of Rochester, and public health training at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Health Management and Policy. She completed fellowships in Pediatric Health Services Research at the University of Michigan and in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, as well as additional training in pediatric environmental health through the Children’s Environmental Health Center network through New York State.


Dr. Jee's primary areas of inquiry relate to health disparities for underserved children. Her work has focused on psychosocial issues for children, health needs for children in foster care, and the intersection between primary pediatrics and mental health care.

As a former Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar and former Dean's Teaching Fellow, she has worked on primary care-based mental health screening and the education of trainees in managing social-emotional issues in primary care. Projects have included implementing standardized clinic-based screening (developmental and social-emotional), leading a national multi-site learning collaborative for foster care health sites, overseeing an evidence-based parent training program for foster parents, and leading a collaborative pilot intervention RCT teaching mindfulness skills to youth in foster and kinship care. Current state and locally funded grant projects include close collaborations with several community-based agencies, and provision of direct youth development opportunities for underserved youth in the city of Rochester.



MPH | University of Michigan Public Health-Ann Arbor

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2001
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Michigan Medical Center

06/25/1999 - 06/30/2000
Residency in Pediatrics at New York University Langone Medical Center-GME

06/24/1998 - 06/24/1999
Internship in Pediatrics at New York University Langone Medical Center-GME

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2018 - 2020
New York State Children's Environmental Health Scholar, Finger Lakes Children's Environmental Health Center

2017 - 2018
University of Arizona Grant Scholarship for Fellowship in Integrative Medicine

2015 - 2017
Jules Cohen Dean's Teaching Fellow

2007 - 2010
Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholar
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

2003 - 2004
Kellogg Foundation Scholar in Health Disparities
Sponsor: University of Michigan

Summer Research Institute Participant, National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect
Sponsor: Cornell University

Robert J. Haggerty Prize in Pediatrics
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine

Samuel W. Clausen Fellow
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine

Edward Bouchet Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Yale University

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Journal Articles

Steen M, Raynor J, Baldwin CD, Jee SH. "Child Adversity and Trauma-Informed Care Teaching Interventions: A Systematic Review." Pediatrics.. 2022 Feb 15; Epub 2022 Feb 15.

Gutschow B, Gray B, Ragavan MI, Sheffield PE, Philipsborn RP, Jee SH. "The intersection of pediatrics, climate change, and structural racism: Ensuring health equity through climate justice." Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care.. 2021 Jul 5; :101028. Epub 2021 Jul 05.

Narang C, Rosen-Carole C, Miller RK, Perez-D'Gregorio R, Shaw MH, Schaffer S, Jee SH. "Who Makes the Choice: Ethical Considerations Regarding Instituting Breastfeeding in a Mother Who Has Compromised Mental Capacity." Breastfeeding medicine : the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.. 2021 Apr 19; Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: "Epidemiology of foster care placement and overview of the foster care system in the United States."
Book Title: Up to Date
Author List: Szilagyi, MA; Jee,SH.
Published By: Up to Date 2018

Chapter Title: "Comprehensive health care for children in foster care".. "Comprehensive health care for children in foster care."
Book Title: Up To Date
Author List: Jee SH and Szilagyi MA
Published By: Up To Date 2018

Chapter Title: "Epidemiology of foster care placement and overview of the foster care system in the United States".
Book Title: Up to Date
Author List: Szilagyi, MA; Jee,SH
Published By: Up to Date 2017