Leslie  Leve, PhD

Leslie Leve, PhD

University of Oregon

Professor, Counseling Psychology and Human Services; Associate Director and Research Scientist, Prevention Science Institute Associate

Expertise: Behavioral And Mental HealthCounseling Psychologyprevention scienceJuvenile JusticeAdoptive FamiliesChild and Adolescent DevelopmentFamilies in the Child Welfare SystemSubstance UseGirls/Gender Differences

Leslie Leve is best known for her research on child and adolescent development, gene-environment interplay, and interventions for underserved children, families, and communities. This includes preventive intervention studies with youth in foster care or juvenile justice system, adoption studies that examine the interplay between biological and social influences on development, and COVID-19 testing outreach programs for Latinx communities. 

She co-directs a Center on parenting in the context of opioid use. Her work also focuses on outcomes for girls and women. To date, she has published more than 190 scientific articles and 20 book chapters. Her research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Education.


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Latinx testing success attributed to use of culturally informed methods

In a new Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open paper, researchers in the University of Oregon’s Prevention Science Institute shared their findings from a study on COVID-19 testing outreach in the Oregon Latinx community. The results could shape outreach to Latinx communities across the country as well as suggest ways to tailor outreach to any group.
03-Aug-2022 01:05:10 PM EDT

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