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Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Multiple Principal Investigator
Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative of North Carolina (4CNC)

Co-Principal Investigator, Core Research Project
Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Jennifer Leeman is the Director of the HPDP’s Communication and Dissemination Core, and faculty on the UNC CTSA’s Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) Methods Unit. She is serving or has served as PI on four and Co-I on six federally-funded D&I studies. Leeman’s research focuses on translating, disseminating, and implementing evidence-based prevention interventions that target change at the levels of individual behaviors, environments, and systems. She is PI of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative, NC (2011-2019), a National Cancer Institute/CDC-funded center that works with seven other centers nationwide to advance D&I science. Leeman previously served as Co-Principal Investigator of the CDC-funded Center for Training and Research Translation (PIs: Ammerman & Leeman, 2004-2014), which continues to disseminate evidence-based interventions and provided training to practitioners working on obesity prevention nationwide.

Dr. Leeman received a MPH from Columbia University, a MDiv from Union Theological Seminary in New York, and a DrPH from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She Co-Directs the School of Nursing’s NINR/NIH-funded T32 training program on Interventions to Manage/Prevent Chronic Illness and teaches a course on how to write systematic reviews of the literature.

Dr. Leeman is the author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.