Dr. Leung is a nutrition epidemiologist whose research focuses on diet and health disparities in vulnerable populations. Using qualitative and quantitative research methods, her research focuses on three primary areas: 1) understanding stress as a novel mechanism underlying food insecurity and children's risk of obesity, 2) evaluating the impact of participating in federal food programs on dietary behaviors and chronic disease risk, and 3) assessing stakeholder-supported strategies for improving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). She has also conducted several studies on diet and cellular aging.
- Sc.D., Public Health Nutrition and Cardiovascular Epidemiology, Harvard University
- M.P.H., Public Health Nutrition, University of California, Berkeley
- B.A., English and Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley