BA, University Of Pennsylvania, 1997
MPH, George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services, 2001
DrPH, George Washington University School of Public Health & Health Services
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
Research and Clinical Interests
Dr. Leader is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UMDNJ School of Public Health, Department of Health Education and Behavioral Science. She is a co-investigator on an Hepatitis C awareness and testing study funded by the Pennsylvania State Department of Health (Development of a Decision Aid for Hepatitis C Testing in High Risk Populations) and a co-investigator on an HPV vaccine acceptance study in Philadelphia, also funded by the Pennsylvania State Department of Health (HPV Vaccination of Underserved Adolescent and Young Women in Pennsylvania Small Group Interventions to Enhance HPV Vaccination Rates). Dr. Leader was recently awarded pilot funding from the American Cancer Society to expand her HPV vaccine work into the area of adolescent males (Factors influencing decision making about HPV vaccination among African American adolescents and their caregivers).
Previously, Dr. Leader was a Research Director at the National Cancer Institute's Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research (CECCR) at the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to her work at the CECCR, Dr. Leader was a Data Manager at the D.C. Department of Health in Washington, DC for the D.C. Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. She has also conducted research with the Department of Prevention and Community Health at GWU School of Public Health and the Applied Cancer Screening Research Branch at the National Cancer Institute.