Lee James is a Policy Analyst in the National Health Law Program’s North Carolina office, where he focuses on issues related to Medicaid’s EPSDT benefit and the improvement of child health.
Before joining National Health Law Program, Lee served as a Vanderbilt Public Service Initiative Legal Fellow in the Office of General Counsel at Meharry Medical College. Lee received his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School in May of 2015. During law school, he interned with the Tennessee Department of Health, where he researched the scientific effectiveness and legal possibility of distributing a life-saving pharmaceutical drug for a Tennessee legislative proposal. Lee also interned with the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute, Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Tennessee, and the Healthcare Division of the Tennessee Attorney General’s Office.
Lee received a B.S. in Biology from Alabama A&M University. Before law school, he worked on molecular biology and genetics-based research projects for both the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA and Medical Neurogenetics in Atlanta, GA. He also served as a tennis instructor and life skills coach for at-risk youth at Sportsmen’s Tennis Club in Dorchester, MA.
Lee enjoys serving up aces on the tennis court and playing basketball with family and friends.