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Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MPH, MDiV

Associate Professor Systems/Policy/Informatics 919.966.3648

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

Office: 4005

Currently Accepting PhD Students

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.

2016 Research in Nursing & Health Best Paper of 2016
2012 Arnold Kaluzny Distinguished Alumni Award, Public Health Leadership Program, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health

Books and Chapters

Cohen, D., Crabtree, B. F., Damschroder, L., Hamilton, A. B., Heurtin-Roberts, S., Leeman, J., Padgett, D. K., Palinkas, L., Rabin, B., Reisinger, H. S. (2018). Qualitative Methods in Implementation Science. National Cancer Institute, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. Available at

Fernandez, M., Mullen, P., Leeman, J., Walker, T., & Escoffery, C. (2018). Evidence-based cancer practices, programs, and interventions. In D. Chambers, C. Vinson, & W. Norton (Eds.), Advancing the science of implementation across the cancer continuum New York: Oxford University Press.

Leeman, J., Voils, C. I., & Sandelowski, M. (2015). Conducting mixed methods literature reviews: Synthesizing the evidence needed to develop and implement complex social and health interventions. In S. Hesse-Biber & B. Johnson (Eds.), Oxford handbook of multimethod and mixed methods research inquiry (pp. 167-184). New York: Oxford University Press.

Sandelowski, M., Voils, C. I., Crandell, J., & Leeman, J. (2013). Synthesizing qualitative and quantitative research findings. In C. T. Beck (Ed.), Routledge international handbook of qualitative nursing research. (pp. 347-356). New York City: Routledge.

Funk, S. G., Tornquist, E. M., Leeman, J., Miles, M. S., & Harrell, J. S. (Eds.). (2001). Key aspects of preventing and managing chronic illness, New York: Springer.

Cronenwett, L., & Leeman, J. (2001). Strategies for using research to improve care in S. G. Funk, E. M. Tornquist, J. Leeman, M. S. Miles, & J. S. Harrell (Eds.), Key aspects of preventing and managing chronic illness (pp. 375-384). New York: Springer.

Harrell, J., & Leeman, J. (2001). Preventing chronic illness: Our hope for the future in S.G. Funk, E. M. Tornquist, J. Leeman, M. S. Miles, and J. S. Harrell (Eds.), Key aspects of preventing and managing chronic illness (pp. 21-34). New York: Springer.

Articles in Refereed Journals

(*data based, †student author, ‡ senior author)

*‡†Allgood, S., Samuel-Hodge, C., Cykert, S., & Leeman, J. (In Press). Adapting an evidence-based intervention to reduce cardiovascular disease in a rural, predominantly African American community: A case report. Public Health Nursing.

*Leeman J, Askelson N, Ko L, Rohweder C, Avelis J, Best A, Friedman D, Glanz K, Seegmiller L, Stradtman L, Vanderpool R. (2019.) Understanding the processes that Federally Qualified Health Centers use to select and implement colorectal cancer screening interventions: A qualitative study.  Translational Behavioral Medicine. Epub ahead of print.

‡†Myers, A., Knocke, K., & Leeman, J. (2019). Tapping into multiple data “springs” to strengthen policy streams: A guide to the types of data needed to formulate local-level retail tobacco control policy. Preventing Chronic Disease, 16, 180282.

*Calo, W. A., Gilkey, M. B., Leeman, J., MacKinnon, J., Averette, C., Sanchez, S., Kornides, M., Brewer, N. T. (2019). Coaching primary care clinics for HPV vaccination quality improvement: Comparing in-person and webinar implementation. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 9, 23-31.

Birken, S., Rohweder, C., Powell, B, Shea, C., Scott, J., Leeman, J.,… Presseau, J. (2018).

T-CaST: An implementation theory comparison and selection tool. Implementation Science, 13:143.

Wheeler, S.B., Leeman, J., Hassmiller Lich, K., Tangka, F., Davis, M.M. (2018). Data-powered participatory decision making: Leveraging systems thinking and simulation to guide selection and implementation of evidence-based colorectal cancer screening interventions. The Cancer Journal, 24:132-139.

*Toles, M., Leeman, J., Colon-Emeric, C., & Hanson, L. C. (2018) Implementing a standardized transition care plan in skilled nursing facilities. Journal of Applied Gerontology. Epub ahead of print.

*Adams, S.A., Rohweder, C.L., Leeman, J., Friedman, D.B., Gizlice, Z., Vanderpool, R.C., Askelson, N., Best, A., Flocke, S.A., Glanz, K., Ko, L.K., & Kegler, M.  (2018). Use of evidence-based interventions and implementation strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening in federally qualified health centers. Journal of Community Health. 43, 1044-1052.

*†Leeman, J., Wiecha, J., Vu, M., Blitstein, J., Allgood, S., Lee, S., & Merlo, C. (2018). School health implementation tools: a mixed methods evaluation of factors influencing their use. Implementation Science, 13, 48.

*†Wilson, K., Leeman, J., Sanders, B., & Havens, D. (2018). Improving physician engagement in interprofessional collaborative practice in rural emergency departments. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 11, 51-57.

Leeman, J., Beeber, L., Hodges, E., Kneipp, S., Toles, M., Yeo, S., & Zegre-Hemsey, J. (2018). Engaging national and regional partners to accelerate broad-scale implementation of nurse-developed interventions. Nursing Outlook, 66, 18-24.

Santacroce, S. J., Leeman, J., & Song, M-K. (2018). A training program for nurse scientists to promote intervention translation. Nursing Outlook. 66, 149-156.

*Crandell, J., Sandelowski, M., Leeman, J., Havill, N., & Knafl, K. (2018). Parenting behaviors and the wellbeing of children with a chronic physical condition. Families, Systems, and Health. 36, 45-61.

Leeman, J., Birken, S., Powell, B., Rohweder, C., & Shea, C. (2017). Beyond “implementation strategies”: Classifying the full range of strategies used in implementation science and practice. Implementation Science, 12, 125.

*Birken, S., Powell, B., Shea, C., Haines, E., Kirk, A., Leeman, J., Rohweder, C., Damschroder, L., & Presseau, J. (2017). Criteria for selecting implementation science theories and frameworks: Results from an international survey. Implementation Science, 12, 124.

*‡Mainor, A., DeCosimo, K., Escoffery, C., Farris, P., Shannon, J., Winters-Stone, K., Williams, B., & Leeman, J. (2018). Scaling-up and tailoring the “Putting Public Health Evidence in Action” training curriculum. Health Promotion Practice, 19, 664-672.

*Leeman, J., Myers, A., Grant, J., Wangen, M., & Queen, T. (2017). The effects of implementation strategies to promote community-engaged efforts to counter tobacco marketing at the point of sale. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 7, 405-414.

*†Alva, M., Samuel-Hodge, C., Porterfield, D., & Tainayah, Thomas, & Leeman, J. (2017). A feasibility study of supply and demand for Diabetes Prevention Programs in North Carolina. Preventing Chronic Disease, 14, E51.

*Ribisl, K., Fernandez, M. E., Friedman, D. B., Hannon, P. A., Leeman, J., Moore, A., Olson, L., Ory, M. Risendal, B., Sheble, L., Taylor, V. M., Williams, R. S., & Weiner, B. J. (2017). Impact of the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network: Accelerating the translation of research into practice. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 52, S233-S240.

Leeman, J., Calancie, L., Kegler, M., Escoffery, C., Hermman, A., Thatcher, E., Hartman, M., & Fernandez, M. (2017). Developing theory to guide the design of strategies to build practitioners’ capacity to adopt and implement evidence-based interventions. Health Education & Behavior, 44, 59-69.

*†Knafl, K., Havill, N., Leeman, J., Fleming, L., Crandell, J., & Sandelowski, M. (2016). The nature of family engagement in interventions for children with chronic conditions. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Epub ahead of print.

*Leeman, J., Blitstein, J., Goetz, J., Moore, A., Tessman, N., & Wiecha, J. (2016). Developing a tool to assess out-of-school time providers’ capacity to implement policy, systems, and environmental change. Preventing Chronic Disease, 13, E105.

*Leeman, J., Crandell, J. L., Lee, A., Bai, J. Sandelowksi, M., & Knalf, K. (2016). Family functioning and the well-being of children with chronic conditions: A meta-analysis. Research in Nursing and Health, 39, 229-243.

*Yeo, S., Samuel-Hodge, C., Ferraro, A. M., Asafu-adjei, J. K., Leeman, J., & Smith, R.
(2016). Challenges of integrating an evidence-based intervention in health departments to prevent excessive gestational weight gain among low-income women. Public Health Nursing, 33, 224-231.

Leeman, J., Aycock, A., Paxton, A., Lowe, A., Sommers, J., Thompson, D. Farris, R., & Ammerman, A. (2015). Policy, systems, and environmental approaches to obesity prevention: Translating and disseminating evidence from practice. Public Health Reports, 130, 616-622.

*Leeman, J., Sandelowski, M., Havill, N., & Knafl, K. (2015). Parent-to-child transition in managing cystic fibrosis: a research synthesis. Journal of Family Theory & Review, 7, 167-183.

Honeycutt S, Leeman J, McCarthy WJ, Bastani R, Carter-Edwards L, Clark H, Garney W, Gustat J, Hites L, Nothwehr F, Kegler, MC. (2015). Evaluating policy, systems, and environmental change interventions: Lessons learned from the CDC’s Prevention Research Centers. Preventing Chronic Disease, 12, E174.

*Knafl, K., Leeman, J., Havill, N. L., Crandell, J. L., & Sandelowski, M. (2015). The contribution of parent and family variables to the well-being of youth with arthritis. Journal of Family Nursing, 21, 579-616.

Kneipp, S. M., Leeman, J., McCall, P., Lich, K., Bobashev, G., & Schwartz, T. (2015). Synthesizing marketing, community engagement, and systems science approaches for advancing translational research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 38, 227-240.

*Leeman, J., Calancie, L., Hartman, M., Escoffery, C., Hermman, A., Tague, L. et al. (2015). What strategies are used to build practitioners’ capacity to implement community-based interventions and are they effective?: A systematic review. Implementation Science, 10:80.

*†Calancie, L., Leeman, J., Jilcott Pitts, S., Kettel Khan, L., Fleischhacker, S. Evenson, K., Schreiner, M…. Ammerman, A. (2015). Nutrition-related policy and environmental strategies to prevent obesity in rural communities: A systematic review of the literature, 2001-2013. Preventing Chronic Disease, 12.

*Escoffery, C., Hannon, P., Maxwell, A., Vu, T. Leeman, J. Dwyer, A…Gressard, L. (2015). Assessment of training and technical assistance needs of Colorectal Cancer Control Program grantees in the U.S. BMC Public Health, 119, 2870.

*Jacobs, J., Duggan, K., Erwin, P., Smith, C., Borawski, E., Compton, J., D’Ambrosio, L., Frank, S., Frazier-Kouassi, Hannon, P., Leeman, J., Mainor, A., & Brownson, R. (2014). Capacity building for evidence-based decision making in local health departments: scaling up an effective training approach. Implementation Science, 9, 124.

Fernández, M. E., Melvin, C. L., Leeman, J., Ribisl, K. M., Allen, J. D., Kegler, M. C.,…Hebert JR. (2014) The Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network: An Interactive Systems Approach to Advancing Cancer Control Implementation Research and Practice. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, 23, 2512-21.

*Knafl, K., Leeman, J., Crandell, J., Havill, N., & Sandelowski, M. (2015). Delimiting family in syntheses of research on childhood chronic conditions and family life. Family Process, 54, 173-184.

*Leeman, J., Myers, A., Ribisl, K., & Ammerman, A. (2015). Disseminating policy and environmental change interventions: Insights from obesity prevention and tobacco control. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 22, 301-311.

Leeman, J., Jilcott-Pitts, S., & Myers, A. (2014). Speeding the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based interventions for cancer control and prevention. North Carolina Medical Journal, 75, 261-264.

Colquhoun, H., Leeman, J., Michie, S., Lokke, C., Bragge, P., Hemple, S., McKibbon, K.A., …Grimshaw, J. (2014). Towards a common terminology: a simplified model of interventions to promote and integrate evidence into health practices, systems, and policies. Implementation Science, 9, 51. DOI: 10.1186/1748-5908-9-51.

†Ribisl, K., Leeman, J., & Glasser, A. (2014). Pricing health behavior change interventions to promote greater adoption: Lessons from the marketing and business literature. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 46, 653-659.

*Mainor, A., Leeman, J., Sommers, J., Heiser, C., Gonzales, C., Farris, R., & Ammerman, A. (2014). A systematic approach to planning and evaluating public health training: the Obesity Prevention in Public Health Course. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 20, 647-653.

*Leeman, J., Teal, R., Jernigan, J., Reed, J., Farris, R., & Ammerman, A. (2014). What evidence and support do practitioners need to address complex public health problems?  The case of state level obesity prevention. American Journal of Health Promotion, 28, 189-196.

†Havill, N., Leeman, J., Shaw-Kokot, J., Knafl, K., Crandell, J., & Sandelowski, M. (2014). Managing large-volume literature searches in research synthesis studies. Nursing Outlook, 62, 112-118.

*Hannon, P., Maxwell, A.E., Escoffery, C., Vu, T., Kohn, M., Leeman, J.,…DeGroff, A. (2013). Colorectal Cancer Control Program grantees’ use of evidence-based interventions. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 45, 644-648.

*Leeman, J., Moore, A., Teal, R., Barrett, N., Leighton, A,. & Steckler, A. (2013). Promoting community practitioners’ use of evidence-based approaches to increase breast cancer screening. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 30, 323-331.

Sandelowski, M., Leeman, J., Knafl, K., & Crandell, J. L. (2013). Text-in-Context: A method for extracting findings in mixed-methods mixed research synthesis studies. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69,1428-1437.doi: 10.1111/jan.12000.

Voils, C., Chang, Y., Crandell, J., Leeman, J., Sandelowski, M., & Maciejewski, M. (2012). Informing the dosing of interventions in randomized trials. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 33, 1225-1230. PMID:22841930

Leeman, J., & Sandelowski, M. (2012). Practice-based evidence and qualitative inquiry. Journal of Nursing Scholarship,44(2), 171-179. doi: 10.1111/j.1547-5069.2012.01449.x.

*Teal, R., Moore, A., Vines, A., Long, D., & Leeman, J. (2012). A community-academic partnership to plan and implement an evidence-based lay health advisor program for promoting breast cancer screening. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23 (2Suppl), 109-120.

Leeman, J., Sommers, J., Vu, M., Jernigan, J., Payne, G., Thompson, D…Ammerman, A. (2012). An evaluation framework for obesity prevention policies. Preventing Chronic Disease, 9, E120.

Sandelowski, M., & Leeman, J. (2012). Writing usable qualitative health research findings. Qualitative Health Research. 22, 1404-1413.

Sandelowski, M., Voils, C. I., Leeman, J., & Crandell, J. L. (2012). Mapping the mixed research synthesis terrain. Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 6 (4), 317 – 331.

Payne, G. H., Leeman, J., & Farris, R. (2011). News from CDC (summer 2011) – Translating knowledge to program action for nutrition, physical activity, and obesity interventions. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 1, 367-368.

*Leeman, J., Chang, Y. K., Voils, C., Crandell, J. L., & Sandelowski, M. (2011). A mixed-methods approach to synthesizing evidence on mediators of intervention effects. Western Journal of Nursing Research,33,870-900.

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.

†Voils, C., Crandell, J. L., Chang, Y. K., Leeman, J., & Sandelowski, M. (2011). Combining adjusted and unadjusted findings in mixed research synthesis. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 17, 429-434.

*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.

*Skelly, A., Carlson, J., Leeman, J., Soward, A., & Burns, D. (2009). Controlled trial of nursing interventions to improve health outcomes of older African American women with Type 2 Diabetes. Nursing Research, 58, 410-418.

Burns, D., Soward, A., Skelly, A., Leeman, J., & Carlson, J. (2008). Effective recruitment and retention strategies for older members of rural minorities. The Diabetes Educator, 34, 1045-1052.

Skelly, A., Leeman, J., Carlson, J., Soward, A., & Burns, D. (2008). Conceptual model of symptom-focused diabetes care for African Americans. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 40, 261-267.

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.

Havens, D., Wood, S., & Leeman, J. (2006). Improving nursing practice and patient care: Building capacity with Appreciative Inquiry. Journal of Nursing Administration, 36, 463-470.

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.

*Skelly, A., Carlson, J., Leeman, J., & Holditch-Davis, D. (2005). Symptom-focused management for African American women with type 2 diabetes: A pilot study. Applied Nursing Research. 18(4):213-20.

Leeman, J., Goeppinger, J., Funk, S., & Roland, J. (2003). An enriched research experience for minority undergraduates – A step towards increasing the number of minority nurse researchers. Nursing Outlook, 51(1), 20-24.

Leeman, J., Harrell, J., & Funk, S. (2002). Building a research program focused on vulnerable people. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 24, 103-111.

Mason, D., Leeman, J., & Funk, S. (2002). Living with illness: Is nursing care adequately addressing the needs of the chronically ill? (Editorial).  American Journal of Nursing, 102(2), 7.

*Leeman, J., & Kilpatrick, K. (2000). A model to evaluate the inter-organizational relationships of Veteran Affairs Medical Centers and their affiliated medical schools. Academic Medicine, 75, 1015-1020.

Digital scholarship

Ammerman, A., Leeman, J., Sommers, J., & Aycock, N. (co-developers). Center for Training and Research Translation website. Disseminates interventions, online trainings, and other resources to public health practitioners working in obesity prevention nationwide (

Leeman, J., Aycock, N., & Moore, A. (co-developers). Research4NC. Disseminates UNC-researcher developed interventions and other resources to North Carolina practitioners (

Leeman, J., & Lowe, A. (co-developers). Provides access to indicators, evaluation measures, and data sources for practitioners working to prevent obesity by changing policy, systems, and environments (PSE) (

Gilkey, M., Brewer, N., McKinnon, J., Callo, W., & Leeman, J. HPV IQ: Immunization Quality Improvement Tools (

Principal Investigator – Pending (Funded)

Leeman, J. Multiple Principal Investigator (Samuel-Hodge, C.:MPI). Taking the Med-South Lifestyle Program to Scale, Center for Health Promotion Disease Prevention Core Project, CDC, 2019-2024, $3,000,000

Principal Investigator – Currently Funded

Leeman, J., Multiple Principal Investigator (Santacroce, S.: MPI). T32: Interventions for Preventing and Managing Chronic Illness: T32 NR007091. NINR/NIH, 2016-2021, $2,408,027

Leeman, J., Multiple Principal Investigator (Wheeler, S.: MPI of Coordinating Center; Leeman, J. MPI of Collaborating Center). Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network and Collaborating Center, U48 DP005017-SIP CDC/NIH, 2014 – 2019, $3,750,000

Co-Investigator – Currently Funded

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Rethink the Strip: De-adoption of Glucose Monitoring for Non-Insulin Treated Type 2 Diabetes in Primary Care, DI-2018C1-10853, (MPIs: Donahue & Young). PCORI  2/2019 -12/21

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Phase 2: Connect-Home: Scaling-up Transitional Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities. (PI: Toles). Weinberg Foundation, 7/2019 – 6/2020 $75,000

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Adapting an Evidence-Based Program that Improves Oral Hygiene and Health for Assisted Living Residents with Dementia, R01 AG061966, (PI: Zimmerman). NIA/NIH, 2019-2023

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Scaling Colorectal Cancer Screening Through Outreach, Referral, and Engagement (SCORE): A State-Level Program to Reduce Colorectal Cancer Burden in Vulnerable Populations, 1UG3CA233251, (PI: Reuland). NCI/NIH, 9/1/18 – 8/31/23, $535,290

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. HeartHome: Nurse-driven home-based cardiac rehab. (PI: Jones). The Duke Endowment. 7/1/18-6/30/20. $710,000

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Nurse-Family Partnership Mental Health Innovation (PI: Beeber). Hillman Foundation, 1/2018-12/2019

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Carolina Heart Alliance Networking for Greater Equity (CHANGE). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U48 DP005017, (MPIs: Cykert & Samuel-Hodge), CDC, 2014 – 2019, $1,125,000

Leeman, J., Faculty. Dissemination & Implementation Methods Unit of the CARES Core of UNC’s Translation & Clinical Science Center, 1 UL1TR001111, NIH (PI: Buse, 2014-2024).

Faculty on Training Grants – Currently Funded

Cancer Care Quality Training Program R25, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health (PI: Basch).

Cancer Control Education Program T32, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (PI: Ribisl).

Principal Investigator – Completed

Leeman, J. Principal Investigator (Wiecha, J.:RTI Subcontract PI). Awareness and Use of School Health Tools and Resources, CDC, 2015-2018, $580,000

Leeman, J., Principal Investigator (Wiecha, J. Co-PI). Developing a tool to assess practitioner capacity to change policies and environments, TraCS (2/2014-1/2015). $50,000.

Leeman, J., Principal Investigator, Building capacity to disseminate UNC-developed evidence-based interventions to NC’s public health and community-based practitioners, UNC-CH Non-Recurring Overhead Funds (7/1/13 – 6/30/15). $103,000.

Leeman, J., Co-Principal Investigator. Center of Excellence in Training and Research Translation for the Obesity Prevention Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (A. Ammerman, PI), 2009 – 2014, $3,166,359.

Leeman, J., Principal Investigator since 2012. Cancer Control Collaborating Center NC, CDC/NIH, 2009-2014, $1,499,696.

Leeman, J., Fellow. UNC Mentored Career Development Program in Comparative Effectiveness Research, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, (M. Weinberger, PI, 2010-2013).

Leeman, J., Site Principal Investigator Pragmatic Evaluation to Enhance Primary Care Based Goal Setting and Evidence-Based Support for Health Behavior and Psychosocial Issues through Meaningful Use of Patient-Centered Data and Tools, National Cancer Institute/NIH (PI: Glasgow, 9/12-8/13). $40,000.

Leeman, J., Site-Principal Investigator, Understanding and applying evidence in local public health, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to Washington University (PI: R. Brownson, 6/12-9/13). $42,000.

Leeman, J., Principal Investigator. Healthy Lifestyles Learning Cluster: Translating Data & Research into Action, UNC TraCS Institute (M. Smith, Co-PI), 2010 – 2011, $50,000.

Leeman, J., Principal Investigator.  Translating Diabetes Research Findings to Improve Practice with Diverse Populations. Pilot Study. Center for Innovation in Health Disparities Research. National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH (C. McQuiston, PI), 2004-2005.

Co-Investigator – Completed

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Heterogeneity in Obesity: Transdisciplinary Approaches for Precision Research and Treatment (PI: Gordon-Larsen). UNC’s Creativity Hub Initiative. 7/1/2018-6/30-2019, $250,000

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Connect-Home: Scaling-up Transitional Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities. (PI: Toles). Weinberg Foundation, 1/2018 – 12/2018 $125,000

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Impact of AFIX and Physician-to-Physician engagement on HPV vaccination in primary care: An RCT. (MPIs:Brewer and Gilkey). CDC, 8/2017-12/2018 $1,499,256

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Connect-Home: Sustaining Transitional Care in Skilled Nursing Facilities. (PI: Toles) John A. Hartford Foundation/Atlantic Philanthropies, 1/2017 – 12/2017 $65,000

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center Program. (PI: Cilenti) HRSA (9/2016-9/2018)

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Adolescent AFIX: A multi-state RCT to increase adolescent immunization by facilitating primary care clinics’ implementation of best practices, RWJF (PIs: N. Brewer, M. Gilkey, Co-PI, 2013-2016). $350,000

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention – Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. (PI: Havens). HRSA (7/2014-6/2017). $1,500,000

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Mixed methods synthesis of research on childhood chronic conditions and family, National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH (PI: Knafl, 9/11 – 6/16). $1,750,000

Leeman, J. Co-Investigator, Disseminating point of sale control resources. CDC, (PI: Ribisl, K., 9/14-9/16). $116,999

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Applying a Novel, Simulation-Based Dissemination Approach to Increase EBI Adoption Interest. (PI: Kneipp) TraCS (5/2014-4/2015). $50,000.

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. A Feasibility Study of Demand for Diabetes Prevention Evidence-Based Interventions. (PIs: Samuel-Hodge) TraCS (5/2014-4/2015). $50,000.

Leeman, J., Faculty, Research Training in Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes, National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH (B. Mark, PI), 2009 – 2014.

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator, UNC Center for Nutrition & Obesity Policy Research, Evaluation, & Dissemination, CDC (PI: A. Ammerman, 10/12-9/14). $140,000

Leeman, J., Evaluation Lead, Measuring the impact: Health equity and the NC Community Transformation Grant Project, NC DHHS (PI: L. Carter-Edwards, Phase 1 6/1/13-9/30/13). $90,000 (planning phase).

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator, Partnering with NC Community Colleges to Prevent Cancer Among Students, Employees and Community Residents, University Cancer Research Fund, (L. Linnan, PI, 1/1/11-12/31/11).

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Center of Excellence in Training and Translation for the Wisewoman and Obesity Prevention Programs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (A. Ammerman, PI), 2004 – 2009, $3,451,229.

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Integrating Qualitative & Quantitative Research Findings, National Institute of Nursing Research/NIH (M. Sandelowski, PI), 2008-2010 (years I was on grant), $1,806,496.

Leeman, J., Faculty, Cancer Care Quality Research Training Program, National Cancer Institute/NIH (B. Weiner, PI), 2008 – 2013.

Leeman, J., Faculty, Dissemination Core, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, National Cancer Institute/NIH (C. Melvin, Core Director), 2009-2010.

Leeman, J., Post-Doctoral Fellow. Interventions to Prevent and Manage Chronic Illness T32. National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH (M. Mishel, PI), 2004 – 2006.

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator. Symptom Focused Diabetes Care for African American Women. National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH (A. Skelly, PI), 2003-2008.

Leeman, J., Co-Investigator and Project Director. Center for Innovation in Health Disparities Research. National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH (C. McQuiston, PI), 2002-2004.

Leeman, J., Project Director and REAP Project Co-Coordinator: One Year Administrative Supplement Preventing/managing chronic illness in vulnerable people. National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH (J. Harrell & S. Funk, PIs), 2001-2002.

Leeman,J., Project Director. One Year Administrative Supplement to Preventing/managing chronic illness in vulnerable people. National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH (J. Harrell & S. Funk, PIs),  2000-2001.

Leeman,J., Co-Investigator, Project Director, and Co-Director of the Dissemination Core, Preventing/managing chronic illness in vulnerable people. National Institute of Nursing Research, NIH (J. Harrell & S. Funk, PIs), 1998-2004.

  • Systematically reviewing the literature
  • Disseminating evidence-based interventions
  • Building clinician/practitioner capacity to change policies and environments