Prof. I-Min Lee

Prof. I-Min Lee, Harvard University, Boston, US

Keynote title: TBC

Prof. Lee’s main research interest is in the role of physical activity in promoting health and preventing chronic disease. This extends to characteristics associated with a physically active way of life, such as the maintenance of ideal body weight. She also is concerned with issues relating to women’s health.

Her research projects include: a) the Women’s Health Study, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial designed to evaluate the balance of benefits and risks of low-dose aspirin and vitamin E in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer among 40,000 female health professionals, aged 45 years and older, that ended in 2004. Participants are currently followed on an observational basis to investigate predictors of health in older women. B) a study with objective measures of physical activity and sedentary behavior (using accelerometers) over 7 days among 18,000 women, from 2011-2015.  Participants are being followed for various health outcomes and mortality. C) the College Alumni Health Study, a prospective cohort study of the predictors of chronic diseases, with emphasis on physical activity, among 70,000 alumni from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania.