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Leah Puklin, MPH, BA

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Leah Puklin, MPH, BA


Leah Puklin, MPH, is a PhD student in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology. As a member of Dr. Melinda Irwin's research team, her doctoral work focuses on nutritional epidemiology and breast cancer. Her mission is to use implementation science strategies to make nutrition and physical activity counseling part of routine care for all cancer patients. She earned her MPH from the Yale School of Public Health in 2019. Before returning to Yale, she spent a year at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy working on the Global Dietary Database; the most comprehensive and reliable estimates of food and nutrient intake worldwide. She attended Connecticut College for her undergraduate and graduated in 2015 with a major in Environmental Studies and a minor in Mathematics.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Yale School of Public Health (2019)
  • BA
    Connecticut College (2015)