Dr. Lee is Chief of Nursing Practice, McMaster University Medical Centre and McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS).
Associate Clinical Professor of the graduate faculty at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University. Affiliated Member, Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. Prior to her current position, Ruth was Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto where she taught a graduate course entitled “Transcultural Health Care Issues” for ten years. She was also the Faculty representative to the Ethnic and Pluralism Studies Collaborative Graduate Program at the University of Toronto. Ruth obtained her Ph.D. from Institute of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Master of Sciences of Nursing (MScN) and BScN from the Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto and a diploma in nursing from Seneca College. In 2000, Ruth completed a seven-year research fellowship at the Faculty of Medicine in the Culture, Community and Health Program, University of Toronto. Ruth has been a team member of a CIHR-funded five-year research project entitled "Cultural Syndromes, Coping with Illness Intrusiveness in Cancer." at the University Health Network. She is also a Co-Investigator of the "Internationally Educated Nurse and English as a Second Language Nurse Integration Project" with a three year funding by the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship & Immigration and Government of Canada through Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Additionally, Ruth is a member of several thesis committees of graduate students pursuing their masters and PhDs at Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University.