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Leah received her A.B. in Community Health from Brown University in 2010 and her M.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri in 2012. She is currently completing her predoctoral clinical internship at the Durham VA Medical Center and will receive her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Minor in Psychological Statistics and Methods from the University of Missouri in 2017. Leah has been collaborating with the Moffitt-Caspi Team during her internship year and will join the group formally as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2017.
Leah’s research interests concern the etiology and comorbidity of substance use disorders and other externalizing disorders. Through her work, Leah seeks to understand how genetic and environmental factors influence the progression toward and persistence of substance-related problems and co-occurring conditions. Leah’s research employs longitudinal and genetically informative samples as well as large epidemiologic surveys of the general population.
When not working, Leah can be found cooking, reading, running, and hiking.