Chel Hee Lee

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

PhD, Biostatistics

University of Saskatchewan, 2014

MSc, Statistics

University of Manitoba, 2009

Contact information


Office : MS566

Research and teaching

Research and Teaching

Research Area 

  • Bayesian inference and uncertainty quantification in precision medicine, medical education, and AI performance
  • Sampling algorithm development in high dimension

Research Co-Supervision

  • Currently accepting undergraduate students for research projects
  • Currently accepting graduate students for PhD and MSc program
  • Currently accepting a student volunteer for health data analytic projects

Please contact me by email for more information.


  • Committee Chair, 2021-2023, Case Study Competition, Statistical Society of Canada
  • Co-Editor, 2021-2022, MDPI Special Issue on Using Metabolomics to Help Subphenotype Disease of Metabolites
  • Committee, 2019-2021, Case Study Competition, Statistical Society of Canada
  • Founder and organizer, 2018-Present, CalgaryR (Calgary R Users Group)


Featured Journal articles – Peer Reviewed

Articles from PubMeds or ResearchGate

  • Soltanifar, M; Lee, CH. (2023). SimSST: An R Statistical Software Package to Simulate Stop Signal Task Data. Mathematics. 11(500)
  • Stephana J. Cherak, Chel Hee Lee, Christopher J. Doig, Liam Whalen-Browne, Henry T. Stelfox, Kirsten M. Fiest. (2022). Delirium Diagnosis Without a Gold Standard: Evaluating Diagnostic Accuracy of Combined Delirium Assessment Tools. PLOS ONE. 17(4): 1-13.
  • Yeung M; Lee, CH; Weaver, C; Hartmann, R; Lang, E. (2022). Opioid-Related Emergency Department visits anddeaths following a harm-reduction intervention: A retrospective observational cohort time-series analysis. CMAJ Open.
  • Metwaly, S; Côté, A; Donnelly, SJ; Banoei, MM; Lee, CH; Andonegui, G; Yipp, BG; Vogel, HJ; Fiehn, O; Winston, BW. (2021). ARDS Metabolic Fingerprints: Characterization, Benchmarking and Potential Mechanistic Interpretation. American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 321(1): L79-L90.
  • Waechter J, Reading D, Lee CH, Walker M. (2019). Quantifying the medical student learning curve for ECG rhythm strip interpretation using deliberate practice. GMS Journal for Medical Education. 36(4): 1-21.
  • Baerwald A, Van den Brink H, Hunter C, Beuker D, Lim H, Lee CH, Chizen D. (2018). Age-related changes in luteal dynamics: preliminary associations with antral follicular dynamics and hormone production during the human menstrual cycle. Menopause. 25(4): 399-407.
  • Shiff N, Tupper S, Oen K, Guzman J, Lim H, Lee CH, Bryce R, Huber A, Boire G, Dancey P, Feldman B, Laxer R, Miettunen P, Schmeling H, Duffy K, Levy D, Turvey S, Bolaria R, Bruns A, Tucker L. (2017). Trajectories of pain severity in juvenile idiopathic arthritis: results from the Research in Arthritis in Canadian Children Emphasizing Outcomes cohort. PAIN. 159: 57-66.
  • Van den Brink H, Robertson D, Lim H, Lee CH, Chizen D, Harris G, Hale G, Burger H, Baerwald A. (2015). Associations Between Antral Ovarian Follicle Dynamics and Hormone Production Throughout the Menstrual Cycle as Women Age. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 100(21): 4553–4562.
  • Wang L, Lee CH. (2014). Discretization-based direct random sample generation. Computational Statistics & Data Analysis. 71: 1001-1010.

Software/Technical Papers


  • Lee YS, Lee CH. (2015). A first course in statistical programming with R (in Korean). Lee YS, Lee CH. Co-Editor Published, Free Academy, Korea, South


  • Imprecise Prior for Imprecise Inference on Poisson Sampling Model. (2014). University of Saskatchewan.
  • Efficient Random Sample Generation Through Random Discretization. (2009). The University of Manitoba.



  • Alberta Lung Association 2021-2025, Principal Investigator, 2021-2022 National Grant Review, System biology approach to developing bedside early detection formula with COVID-19 ARDS patients
  • Alberta Lung Association 2021-2023, Co-Investigator, 2020-2021 National Grant Review, Analyzing and Validating ARDS Metabolomics using Robust Statistical Methods
  • Office of Health & Medical Education 2019-2020, Co-Investigator, Measuring Type 2 Thinking during the Diagnostic Process
  • Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, 2019-2020, Principal Investigator, Hands-on Workshop for SMART ICU using R
  • Best Article of 2019, JME Publication Prize, the German Association for Medical Education
  • Early Career Researcher Program Award in 2017, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR)