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2017 Board of Directors at the 50th Anniversary Gala

Leigh E. Szucs , PhD, CHES®

Professional Member at Large
Work Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) 1600 Clifton Rd NE, MS US8-1 Atlanta GA 30329-4027 United States
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Biographical Info

Leigh Szucs, PhD, CHES is a Health Scientist in the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) at the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her research focuses on implementation and evaluation of school-based health education programs, specifically sexuality education to prevent STIs, including HIV, and unintended pregnancy among adolescents. Through this portfolio of work, Leigh also provides technical and capacity building assistance to local education agencies (LEAs) using evidence-informed strategies that address adolescent sexual health outcomes, but also protective factors to support the social, emotional, and learning needs of youth. Leigh earned a Master of Education in Health Education at Texas State University and PhD in Health Education at Texas A&M University. For more information about CDC DASH’s work to equip adolescents with the functional knowledge and skills to promote healthy behaviors — check out the website: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/

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