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Leah Ferrucci, PhD, MPH

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Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)



Assistant Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)


Leah M. Ferrucci, PhD, MPH is an assistant professor at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Ferrucci earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and her MPH in the Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Yale School of Public Health. She received a PhD in nutritional cancer epidemiology through a joint training program with Yale University and the National Cancer Institute. Throughout her career, Dr. Ferrucci has focused on modifiable cancer risk factors, including nutrition and ultraviolet radiation related exposures, as well as cancer survivorship. She has worked not only in the study of the etiology of early-onset basal cell carcinoma (e.g. indoor tanning, alcohol intake, tea, coffee, and caffeine), but also translating these findings into behavioral interventions to reduce indoor tanning in young women and adolescent girls. Dr. Ferrucci is also studying diet quality, obesity, energetics, metabolomics, and the microbiome in the context of weight loss and lifestyle intervention trials for breast cancer survivors and ovarian cancer survivors.


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Education & Training

Yale University (2009)
Yale School of Public Health (2006)



Understanding ultraviolet radiation exposure in skin cancer survivors

Understanding and preventing indoor tanning among young adults and adolescents

Diet quality and food insecurity in female cancers survivors

Microbiome and metabolomics in relation to weight loss in breast cancers survivors

Dietary meat intake and colorectal neoplasia

Needs of long-term cancer survivors

Diet quality and chemotherapy related side effects

Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Breast Neoplasms; Chronic Disease; Colorectal Neoplasms; Diet; Epidemiology; Metabolomics; Public Health; Skin Neoplasms; Survivors; Tanning

Research at a Glance

Yale Co-Authors

Frequent collaborators of Leah Ferrucci's published research.




Clinical Trials

Current Trials

Academic Achievements and Community Involvement

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    Best Poster Award

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    Loan Repayment Program

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    Outstanding Student Paper Prize

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Chronic Disease Epidemiology

60 College Street, PO Box 208034

New Haven, CT 06520

United States


  • Room 420

    Academic Office

    60 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06510