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Jennifer Leeman, DrPH, MDIV


Assistant Professor, UNC School of Nursing
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CPCRN Position: Principal Investigator


Dr. Leeman's research explores ways to effectively translate, disseminate, and implement the findings from research to improve practice. She is 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).
Dr. Leeman leads the development of the Center’s approach to identifying best evidence and disseminating it in a format that is relevant and useful to practitioners.
She also has an AHRQ-funded training grant with a focus on Comparative Effectiveness Research (2010 – 2013) and serves as co-investigator in the CDC-funded Comprehensive Cancer Control Collaborative NC (2009-2014). Dr. Leeman has conducted and published multiple systematic reviews identifying factors related to disseminating and implementing change in practice and has extensive additional experience working to disseminate evidence to practice through roles as co-investigator on NIH and CDC-funded studies and centers.