Corinne Leach, PhD, MPH, MS

Senior Principal Scientist, Behavioral Research

ABOUT

Corinne R. Leach conducts research in the areas of cancer survivorship, aging, and chronic disease self-management. 

RESEARCH SUMMARY

Leach’s research aims to understand the behavioral factors that contribute to healthy aging, the unique experiences of older cancer survivors (i.e., physical late effects, psychosocial issues, and health behaviors), and ways to improve survivors’ self-management of cancer-related issues. Additionally, Leach studies the role of multiple chronic conditions in survivorship and evaluates health/health behavior interventions, such as chronic disease self-management. 

Leach serves as the ACS-lead of the ACS-National Cancer Institute online self-management platform, Springboard Beyond Cancer, an eHealth tool that empowers cancer survivors to better manage their cancer-related symptoms, live healthier, and improve their communication skills about cancer/other conditions during and after treatment. Leach serves as the principle investigator of the ACS Cancer Survivor Transition Study, a longitudinal, mixed-method (qualitative and quantitative) national project to identify and prioritize gaps in information and resources for cancer survivors as they transition from active treatment back to the community care setting. She also is co-principal investigator of the Studies of Cancer Survivors . 

EDUCATION

  • Cancer Prevention Fellow, National Cancer Institute, 2008-2011
  • MPH Quantitative Methods, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 2009
  • PhD Gerontology, University of Kentucky, 2008
  • MS Experimental Psychology, Villanova University, 2002

PUBLICATIONS

For a full list of Leach’s publications, visit her Google Scholar page.