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Leah Adams

Leah Adams

Assistant Professor Department of Psychology

George Mason University

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Leah Adams

Dr. Leah Adams is an assistant professor at George Mason University in the department of psychology and in the women and gender studies program. Dr. Adams is a recognized leader in health disparities research, with emphases on HIV, mental health, and adaptation to chronic illness and injury. Dr. Adams is a true product of Virginia, having attended elementary through graduate school in state. She received a B.S. from the University of Richmond, and received an M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from George Mason University. Prior to returning to her alma mater to teach, Dr. Adams completed a pre-doctoral residency in rehabilitation psychology and neuropsychology at the University of Washington Medical Center, where she won the Nancy Robinson, Ph.D. Award for Outstanding Overall Achievement. She also completed a two-year NIH-funded post-doctoral fellowship in women’s health and aging at Group Health Research Institute (now Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute).

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