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Leah McArthur Ferrucci Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Biographical Info

Leah M. Ferrucci, PhD, MPH is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Ferrucci earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MPH in the Social and Behavioral Sciences of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. She received a PhD in nutritional cancer epidemiology through a joint training program with Yale University and the National Cancer Institute. Throughout her training, Dr. Ferrucci focused on modifiable cancer risk factors and cancer survivorship. As a post-doctoral fellow, Dr. Ferrucci was supported by an Individual National Research Service Award from the National Cancer Institute to study the etiology of early-onset basal cell carcinoma, including indoor tanning. Based on this etiologic research, Dr. Ferrucci is now working to translate these findings into behavioral interventions to reduce indoor tanning in young women and adolescent girls. Her current research is supported by a Mentored Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society.


Education & Training

M.P.H.
Yale School of Public Health (2006)
Ph.D.
Yale University (2009)

Honors & Recognition

  • Best Poster Award
    American Society of Preventive Oncology (2014)
  • Outstanding Student Paper Prize
    American College of Epidemiology (2009)

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