Whole Health Director , Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System,Tucson AZ , Vice-Chair, Department of Integrative Medicine, Co-Director, Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, Continuum Center for Health and Healing, SuperStress Solution
Roberta Lee, MD is Whole Health Director at the Southern Arizona VA healthcare System in Tucson Arizona. The VA has a national initiative to incorporate integrative medicine principles into medical care across the country. Veterans are learning how to manage their health by developing skills in mind/body medicine, yoga, qi gong and physical activity and nutrition and more.
Previously from 2010 -2014 Dr. Lee served as Vice Chair of the Department of Integrative Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, one of the first Integrative Medicine Departments in an academic medical center. Dr. Lee is a recognized expert on the use of alternative, integrative therapies and botanical supplements in optimizing wellness and managing chronic disease.
Her book, The SuperStress Solution, was published by Random House in 2009. The book provides practical information on how to get chronic stress and anxiety under control.
For over ten years Dr. Lee investigated the traditional use of medicinal plants in Micronesia, a collection of islands located in the Pacific basin. She served as the ethnomedical specialist in a multidisciplinary team that includes botanists, ecologists and ethnobotany specialists from The New York Botanical Garden and the National Tropical Garden of Hawaii, Nature Conservancy.
She is a member of the Advisory board of the American Botanical Council a non-profit organization that serves as an international information resource for scientific information on botanical supplements and ethnobotanical research.
Dr. Lee was a contributing editor in EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing, which for five years featured her column "Notes from the Field", as did the journal "Alternative Therapies". In 2004, she co-edited a text on integrative medicine, entitled Integrative Medicine: Principles for Practice (McGraw-Hill). She continues to write and speak about wellness, the use of botanical supplements and alternative health issues. Dr. Lee has been interviewed in print and on the Internet and has appeared on the Today show, Fox news, CBS and CNN.
She is board certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona's Department of Mediciine.