Lee H Igel

Clinical Professor

Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport

  • BS, Boston University
  • M.Ed., Boston University
  • PHD, Capella University
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Lee H. Igel is a clinical professor in the NYU Tisch Institute for Global Sport, where he teaches about the people and organizations shaping sports business and its impact on communities.

In addition to teaching, Igel heads an NYU initiative with the United States Conference of Mayors that develops insights on social responsibility and economic development of sports in cities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, as co-chair of the Mayors Advisory Panel on Sports, Recreation, and Health, he has helped guide cities across the country on safe reopening policies. Igel is also an associate in Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Health.

Since joining the NYU faculty, Igel has designed and taught more than 30 different courses in New York, London, and Berlin. He has taken a lead role in developing special projects and interdisciplinary programs in New York and Abu Dhabi. In 2019, he served as an NYU Global Research Institute fellow in Tel Aviv.

Prior to coming to NYU, Igel oversaw integrated health change programs for elite athletes, senior corporate executives, and celebrity entertainers who were members at La Palestra in New York City. His career started out in sports medicine and performance science.

Igel is regularly called on by global media outlets to provide analysis on breaking news about business, health, and social issues running through sport. His insights also appear in writing as a contributor to Forbes and major news, industry, and scientific publications.