Leonard, Noelle R. (nrl2101)

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Leonard, Noelle
Health & Behavior Studies

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Biographical Information

Noelle R. Leonard, Ph.D. has a dual degree in school psychology and counseling psychology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a Senior Research Scientist at the New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing. Dr. Leonard’s expertise is in developing, evaluating, and disseminating behavioral interventions for the primary and secondary prevention of health and behavioral problems including substance use, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, juvenile delinquency, challenges associated with adolescent parenting, and other related issues involving adolescents, adults, and families. She has been a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on numerous NIH and foundation funded intervention studies examining mobile health, ambulatory assessment of physiological states, mindfulness meditation, motivational interviewing, behavioral, and cognitive behavioral strategies.  These studies have involved incarcerated youth, young men who have sex with men (YMSM), runaway/homeless youth, at-risk adolescent mothers, bereaved adolescents, and adults infected with or at risk for HIV and other STDs. 

Scholarly Interests

Individual & group counseling, HIV, theraputic interventions with families affected by HIV


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