Joshua Lee, Ph.D. for UC Davis Health

Joshua Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professional Researcher

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Developmental Neuropsychology


Locations and Contact

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Lee is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist interested in the neuro-developmental processes underlying autism spectrum disorder and other forms of neurodevelopmental conditions. His expertise includes univariate and multivariate longitudinal analysis, behavioral experimental design, and their applications to structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging research.

Dr. Lee has well over a decade of pediatric neuroimaging experience spanning both typical and atypical brain development. Since 2016,

Dr. Lee has been an investigator with the UC Davis MIND Institute Autism Phenome Project (APP) family of longitudinal studies. There his research focused on expanding our understanding of the neural and developmental bases of autism during childhood, with particular interest in delineating neural phenotypes of autism associated with intellectual ability, anxiety, sex, and gender.

The ultimate goal of his research is to accelerate treatments and understanding of the factors that most impact quality of life and self-actualization in neurodiverse populations.


Neuroscience Researchers

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis MIND Institute

Undergraduate School

B.A., Psychology, UC Davis, 2007

Other School

Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, UC Davis, 2016


Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Davis MIND Institute, 2016-21

Ruth L. Kirschstein National Service Award T-32 (5T32MH073124-13),

International Society of Autism Research Award, 2019

National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Awardee,