Dr. Joseph Lee

Dr. Joseph Lee


Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation




Dr. Joseph Lee joined Center City-based Hazelden in June. It is the largest nonprofit provider of addiction and mental health care in the U.S. Lee had served as medical director for Hazelden Betty Ford’s Youth Continuum since 2010. He’s both the youngest and first non-white person to lead the renowned institution. Lee arrived at a crucial time, as addiction rates are spiking. “Our collective mental health and well-being have been challenged like no other time in generations—by the pandemic, the revolutionary impact of the digital age, and growing social, political, and economic divides,” says Lee. “People most vulnerable to substance use and mental health disorders have been hit hardest.”