Leah Perkinson, Manager, Pandemics, at the Rockefeller Foundation, has a background in public health and has led programming, evaluation and research-to-practice related to gender-based violence on the local, state and federal level. At the CDC, Leah managed a qualitative research project focused on the implementation of evidence-based practices. She then provided research support for Dr. Jono Quick as he wrote the “The end of Epidemics” five years ago. Since then, Leah has conducted program evaluation for projects that support students with disabilities, conducted market research with medical cannabis patients, and planned business strategies to improve the health and well-being of underserved and marginalized groups. Leah earned her BA and MPH at UNC-Chapel Hill and her MBA and the University of Vermont and loves coaching middle school sports for girls.
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