Victoria S. Lee, MD is an Assistant Professor in the UIC Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. She is a board-certified otolaryngologist and fellowship-trained sinus and skull base surgeon with a tertiary academic practice focused on treating patients with sinonasal pathology. Dr. Lee is highly experienced in rhinologic outcomes research, completing a dedicated T32-funded research training year during residency. Her current research efforts are focused on health disparities, exploring the effects of social (e.g., socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and sex) and physical (e.g., environment) determinants of health on sinonasal disease, and she has received peer-reviewed grant funding to support this work. Epidemiological data on sex-specific differences in particular for sinonasal conditions are limited. At the cellular level, estrogen has been shown to activate pathways that underlie sinonasal inflammatory conditions. As a BIRCWH Program Scholar, the overarching goal of her research is to explore sex-specific differences in patients with inflammatory sinonasal conditions at the epidemiological level. She seeks to characterize sex-specific differences in clinical presentation, disease severity, treatment choice/decision-making, and outcome improvement, in patients with sinonasal disease.