Joseph Lee, M.D.
Board Vice Chair; President & CEO, Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Dr. Lee became the eighth president and CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the fifth president of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in June 2021.
As the medical director for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s youth services the past 11 years, Dr. Lee has been Hazelden’s thought leader on matters related to youth, addiction, families and mental health. A triple-boarded physician, he completed his Adult Psychiatry residency at Duke University Hospital and his fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Substance Abuse Committee.
Dr. Lee’s experience with families from across the country and abroad provides him with an unparalleled perspective on emerging drug trends, co-occurring mental health conditions and the ever-changing culture of addiction. Given his unique degree of specialization and powerful messaging, Dr. Lee has been featured in numerous media venues and national academic conferences alike. He is the author of Recovering My Kid: Parenting Young Adults in Treatment and Beyond, which provides an honest guide for parental leadership in times of crisis.