Jeannette Q. Lee, PT, PhD, CLT, CSCS

Associate Professor, SFSU

Voice: (415) 338-1221
Email: [email protected]
Mailing: 1600 Holloway Avenue, HSS 118, San Francisco, CA 94132


  • BS, Physical Therapy, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines, 1994
  • MS, Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University, Houston, TX, 2002
  • PhD, Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University, Houston, TX, 2007



Dr. Jeannette Lee is currently an Associate Professor in the Graduate Program in Physical Therapy. Her areas of expertise are in oncology rehabilitation and acute care. She is certified in manual lymphatic drainage/ comprehensive decongestive therapy for lymphedema. She has clinical experience in acute care inpatient rehabilitation and oncology rehabilitation, as well as outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation. Current teaching responsibilities are in the acute care and multi-systems dysfunction content areas, as well as the evidence-based practice course sequence. She has an interest in the role of physical therapy in the international community and has travelled to El Salvador, Honduras and Haiti as a physical therapist. She serves as a board member of the Oncology Section of the APTA and was recently awarded the APTA Oncology Section Jeri F. Walton Service Award. She is also a driving force behind the Breast Cancer Survivorship: UCSF Lymphedema Education and Prevention Program.


  • PT 700 Multisystems Pathokinesiology
  • PT 209/910 Evidence-Based Practice


  • Physical performance and activity monitoring in individuals with cancer
  • Clinical assessment and outcome measures in cancer and secondary lymphedema
  • Exercise interventions for patients at risk, and with secondary lymphedema
  • International service learning in physical therapy


Dr. Lee's interest in oncology rehabilitation developed in part because of her mother’s experiences with cancer and the aftermath of her cancer treatments. Dr. Lee obtained her PhD in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Houston, TX. Her doctoral dissertation was entitled “Exercise and Activity Patterns in Cancer Patients after Recent Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplantation.” The goal was to examine the effects of a supervised and unsupervised exercise intervention on patients who had just completed allogeneic bone marrow transplantation. These patients tend to be very deconditioned and had previously been thought to be too medically involved to safely participate in exercise. Dr. Lee's research interests focus on the role of exercise and activity in patients who have cancer; how exercise and activity can mitigate the development of cancer-related sequalae such as lymphedema; and the use of clinical assessment measures that are accurate, meaningful, and have clinical utility.  Dr. Lee is also the Co-PI on a Randomized Controlled Trial comparing two massage interventions for breast cancer-related lymphedema. 


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