Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiV

Associate Dean for Research & Professor

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Dr. Leeman is an implementation scientist with expertise in the development and evaluation of multi-level strategies to implement and scale-up evidence-based interventions, with a focus on interventions to prevent and manage chronic illness and reduce health disparities. She is principal investigator of the UNC member center in the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network (CPCRN; 2012-2019), an NIH/CDC-funded center that works with seven other centers to advance dissemination and implementation (D&I) science in the area of cancer prevention and control. Dr. Leeman also serves as Co-Principal Investigator on a CDC-funded implementation study of a healthy lifestyle intervention in health departments and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

She is currently or has been the lead implementation scientist on externally-funded studies testing strategies to implement and scale-up evidence-based interventions in partnership with departments of public health, Federally Qualified Health Centers, primary care clinics, skilled nursing facilities, adult care homes, nurse home visitor programs, and rural emergency departments. Dr. Leeman directs the Dissemination Core of UNC’s CDC-funded Prevention Research Center, is co-director of the School of Nursing’s T32 training program in Interventions to Prevent and Manage Chronic Illness, and is faculty in the UNC CTSA’s Dissemination and Implementation Methods unit.