Our MissionThe mission of the JHU LEAH training program is to develop the next generation of leaders in interdisciplinary approaches to adolescent health promotion and disease prevention with a primary goal of reducing health disparities.
Scientific & Research Capabilities
A cross-cutting research theme in the JHU LEAH program is a focus on eliminating racial and ethnic disparities in the health of adolescent populations.
Discipline-Specific Training ProgramsAcross disciplines, trainees must have a demonstrated interest in adolescent health and well being in order to be eligible for the LEAH program.
MedicineDuration of training: 2 to 3 years Eligibility: Physicians who have completed an ACGME-approved residency in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, or Family Medicine. Must be board-eligible or board certified.
PsychologyDuration of training: 2 years Eligibility: Psychologists who have completed doctoral training in clinical, counseling, school, educational, family or developmental psychology.
NutritionDuration of training: 2 years Eligibility: Graduate students who have completed their comprehensive exams and are working towards a doctorate in public health or clinical aspects of nutrition.
Social WorkDuration of training: 1 year Eligibility: Graduate students pursing an MSW or an MSW pursuing a PhD or an MSW with a doctoral degree in a related area.
NursingDuration of training: 1 year Eligibility: Nurses who are masters or doctoral candidates in a graduate school of nursing and who have two years of clinical nursing experience.