Cindy Leung, ScD

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO

Dr. Cindy Leung is a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Center for Health and Community in the UCSF School of Medicine and an Instructor at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She received her ScD in Nutrition and Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health, with concentrations in public health nutrition and cardiovascular epidemiology. Her current research, supported by a NIH Career Development Award, focuses on the influence of household food insecurity on children’s psychological stress, and how this shapes their cognitive processes related to eating behaviors and weight gain. Another theme of Dr. Leung’s research is using scientific evidence to strengthen the nutritional impact of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.