Darlene Lee is a licensed UCI Health naturopathic doctor who draws on a variety of traditions and modalities to address whole-person wellness in adolescents and adults.
Her clinical interests include anxiety and depression, autoimmune disorders, cardiometabolic health, thyroid/reproductive/stress hormone imbalances, digestive disorders and community medicine.
Lee is board certified in biofeedback, a mind-body modality designed to help individuals gain control over their stress response and increase their ability to self-regulate. She established and now leads the integrative biofeedback program at the UCI Health Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute, where she uses this approach to help patients with hypertension, insomnia, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and pain.
She received her doctorate in naturopathic medicine from Bastyr University California in San Diego and completed a two-year residency program in naturopathic medicine at the Samueli institute. Her current research focuses on biofeedback for cardiac rehabilitation and the use of biofeedback for stress management in healthcare workers. She also is interested in role of mind and emotions in disease states, heart-rate variability, biomarkers for stress as well as mind-body approaches to autonomic balance.
Lee sees patients at the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute in Costa Mesa.