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Amy E. Leader, PhD

Amy E. Leader, DrPH, MPH

Contact Dr. Leader

901 Walnut Street, 10th Floor
Room 1006
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-7739
(215) 923-7583 fax

Medical School

George Washington University - 2007
University of Pennsylvania - 1997

Education

BA, University Of Pennsylvania - 1997
MPH, George Washington University College of Public Health & Health Services - 2001
DrPH, George Washington University College of Public Health & Health Services - 2007

Biography

Dr. Amy Leader is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Population Science, Department of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University, where she also teaches behavioral science and research methods courses in the Jefferson School of Population Health.   She is also a member of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, an NCI-designated cancer center, at Thomas Jefferson.  She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania and her graduate studies at the George Washington University School of Public Health.   Her research, broadly speaking, is in the areas of decision making, health communication, health disparities, and cancer prevention and control.

Publications

Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Exploring Asian Indian and Pakistani views about cancer and participation in cancer genetics research: toward the development of a community genetics intervention
  2. Post-treatment problems of African American breast cancer survivors
  3. Applying multiple data collection tools to quantify human papillomavirus vaccine communication on twitter
  4. Decision Support and Shared Decision Making About Active Surveillance Versus Active Treatment Among Men Diagnosed with Low-Risk Prostate Cancer: a Pilot Study
  5. Correlates to Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Status and Willingness to Vaccinate in Low-Income Philadelphia High School Students
  6. Acceptability of the human papillomavirus vaccine among diverse hispanic mothers and grandmothers
  7. The association between neighborhood social capital and cancer screening
  8. The Development of a Culturally Relevant, Theoretically Driven HPV Prevention Intervention for Urban Adolescent Females and Their Parents/Guardians
  9. Acceptability of the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Among Urban Adolescent Males
  10. Narrative Health Communication and Behavior Change: The Influence of Exemplars in the News on Intention to Quit Smoking
  11. Measuring informed decision making about prostate cancer screening in primary care
  12. An Exploratory Study of Adolescent Female Reactions to Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: The Case of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine
  13. Nicotine vaccines: Will smokers take a shot at quitting?
  14. The HPV vaccine and the media: How has the topic been covered and what are the effects on knowledge about the virus and cervical cancer?
  15. Awareness of anticancer vaccines among Asian American women with limited english proficiency: An opportunity for improved public health communication
  16. Effects of information framing on human papillomavirus vaccination
  17. Are patterns of health behavior associated with cancer screening?
  18. Is the promise of cancer-screening programs being compromised? Quality of follow-up care after abnormal screening results