Dr. Lee has been an active member of the Korean College of Rheumatology serving as a member of Board, and also served as a Director of International Cooperation, and member of various committees.
She is current a Professor of Rheumatology and a head of Department of Internal Medicine at Ewha Womans University College of Medicine.
She and her colleagues have made important scientific contributions in rheumatology, especially discovering the role of immature B cells in the pathogenesis of SLE. Her group continuously works to define the role of B cells in the development of autoimmunity. Her group also has made contributions to the clinical rheumatology by reporting the risk of HPV infection in Korean patients with SLE, and also by applying newer imaging techniques to improve the clinical care of RA, gout, and ankylosing spondyltitis. In addition, the group is also conducting epidemiologic research to define the disease burden in women with rheumatic diseases