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Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDIV

Assistant Professor

Phone: (919) 966-3648
Specialty Area: Systems/Policy/Informatics

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 5004

My research explores ways to effectively translate, disseminate, and implement the findings from research to improve practice. I am currently Co-Principal Investigator of a CDC-funded Center that provides training and evidence to support public health practitioners’ obesity prevention efforts nationwide (Center of Excellence for Training and Research Translation, 2004-2014).

I lead development of the Center’s approach to identifying best evidence and disseminating it in a format that is relevant and useful to practitioners.

I also have an AHRQ-funded training grant with a focus on Comparative Effectiveness Research (2010 – 2013) and serve as co-investigator in the CDC-funded Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative NC (2009-2014). I have conducted and published multiple systematic reviews identifying factors related to disseminating and implementing change in practice and have extensive additional experience working to disseminate evidence to practice through roles as co-investigator on NIH and CDC-funded studies and centers.

Leeman, J., Sommers, J., Leung, M., & Ammerman, A. (2011). Disseminating evidence from research and practice: A model for selecting evidence to guide obesity prevention. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 17, 133-140.
Leeman, J., Chang, Y. K., Lee, E. J., Voils, C., Crandell, J. L., & Sandelowski, M. (2010). Implementation of antiretroviral therapy adherence interventions: a realist synthesis of evidence. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66, 1915-1930.
Leeman, J., Skelly, A., Burns, D., Carlson, J., & Soward, A. (2008). Tailoring a diabetes self-care intervention for use with older, rural African-American women. Diabetes Educator, 34, 310-317.
Leeman, J., Baernholdt, M., & Sandelowski, M. (2007). Developing a theory-based taxonomy of methods for implementing change in practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 58, 191-200.
Leeman, J., & Mark, B. (2006). The Chronic Care Model versus disease management programs: A transaction cost analysis approach. Health Care Management Review, 31, 18-25.
Leeman, J., Jackson, B., & Sandelowski, M. (2006). An evaluation of how well research reports support the use of findings in practice. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 38, 171-177.
Leeman, J. (2006). Interventions to improve diabetes self-management: Utility and relevance for practice. The Diabetes Educator. 32, 571-583.