Michelle Lee, GISP, PMP


Michelle joined RSG’s Transportation Market Research group in 2014. With 20 years of project management experience, her expertise includes managing several large household travel surveys and other transportation studies. She specializes in survey methodology, questionnaire design, database design, data collection, field team management, and mobile technologies. She has been a certified Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional since 2003, and has extensive experience with GIS technologies.

Prior to joining RSG, Michelle worked for both large and small research and engineering firms with a focus on transportation, health, and environmental constraints. At those firms, she was directly responsible for managing GIS, GPS, and survey projects. Michelle has led the design, deployment, data processing, analysis, and reporting for over 35,000 persons and vehicles with GPS technology throughout the world.

Michelle is a strong supporter of her alma mater, Michigan State University, serving as the chair of the MSU Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences Alumni Advisory Board. She enjoys travel and exploration, whether backpacking in Alaska, rock climbing in Tennessee, or surfing in Costa Rica. When closer to home, Michelle can often be found hiking and camping with her canine sidekick.

Certified GIS Professional (2003-2018)
Human Subjects Research IRB Certification, Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program) (2003-2013; 2015-2018)
PMP, Project Management, Project Management Institute
BS, Geography, Michigan State University

Greene, E., Bergman, Å., and Lee, M. Refreshing the Household Travel Survey: Case Studies of Continuous Surveys in Seattle and Calgary. Presented at the 15th TRB National Transportation Planning Applications Conference, May 2015.

Bradley, M., Bergman, Å., Lee, M., Greene, E., Childress, S. Predicting and Applying Differential Response Rates in Address-Based Sampling for a Household Travel Survey. Presented at Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, January 2015.

Lee, M. and Meehan, L. Collecting Baseline Data on Physical Activity and Health as part of a Regional Travel Survey. Poster presentation by Lee, M., International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Amhert MA. June 2013

Wilson, L., Brown, B and Lee, M. Evaluating a Complete Streets Implementation using Web-Based Prompted Recall for MVPA Bouts. Poster presentation by Wilson, L and Lee, M., International Conference on Ambulatory Monitoring of Physical Activity and Movement, Amhert MA. June 2013

Swain, S., Lee, M. and McCloskey, S. “Innovative Methodologies in Regional Travel Surveys: An Examination of the Middle Tennessee Transportation and Health Study”. Podium presentation by Swain, S., at TRB Planning Applications Conference, Columbus OH. May 2013

Lee, M. “At the Intersection of Transport and Health”. Newsletter article, Global Positioning System in Health Research Network newsletter, June 2012.

Lee, M., Fucci, A., Lorenc, P and Bachman, W. “Using GPS Data Collected in Households Travel Surveys to Assess Physical Activity”. Paper presentation at International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Conference, Austin, TX. May 2012.