Cindy Leung, ScD, MPH

Photograph of Cindy Leung, ScD, MPH
Postdoctoral Scholar
Center for Health & Community
School of Medicine

Dr. Cindy Leung is a postdoctoral scholar in the Center for Health and Community in the School of Medicine at UCSF. She received her MPH from UC Berkeley's School of Public Health and her ScD in Nutrition and Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, with concentrations in public health nutrition and cardiovascular epidemiology. Her previous research has examined the relations of household food security and participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to dietary intake and obesity-related health outcomes of low-income Americans. Currently, she is investigating the associations between dietary patterns and cellular aging, the effects of household food security on stress and diet-related chronic disease, and the interactions between the neighborhood food environment and household food security on predicting dietary intake. More generally, Dr. Leung is interested in examining social and environmental determinants of dietary intake and diet-related health outcomes, and using scientific evidence to influence public policy to create healthier environments, particularly for vulnerable populations.

Contact Information

University of California, San Francisco
3333 California Street, Suite 465
Campus Box 0844
San Francisco, CA 94143-0844

Fax: 415-502-1010

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