Executive Leadership & Expert Bios
Areas of Expertise
- Healthy Child Development
- Child Maltreatment Prevention
Rebecca T. Leeb, PhD
Health Scientist, Child Development Studies Team, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Rebecca T. Leeb, PhD, joined the Child Development Studies Team in the Division of Human Development and Disability in July 2010 after eight years with the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Her current activities include work in healthy child development, healthy parenting and safe, stable, nurturing relationships, Tourette Syndrome, and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
Dr. Leeb began her career at CDC in 2002 as an Epidemiologist in the Division of Violence Prevention. She is the author of the CDC publication Child Maltreatment Surveillance Uniform Definitions for Public Health and Recommended Data Elements, and has presented and authored various papers on risk and protective factors for child maltreatment.
Dr. Leeb received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her Master of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, and her PhD from McGill University in Montreal. From 1999-2002 she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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