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Leslie Leve

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Office Location: 
130G HEDCO Education Building
(541) 346-9601
PhD, University of Oregon, 1995
MS, University of Oregon, 1991
BA, University of California - Santa Cruz, 1990
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Leslie Leve's research and teaching interests are focused on child development and preventive interventions. She leads federal research grants that focus on developmental pathways and intervention outcomes for children and families. This includes preventive intervention studies with youth in foster care and with adolescents in the juvenile justice system aimed at preventing risk behaviors and improving public health outcomes, and adoption studies that examine the interplay between biological (genetic, hormonal), psychological, and social influences on development.  Her work also focuses on outcomes for girls and women. She serves as the Associate Director for the Prevention Science Institute at the University of Oregon, Program Director for the Prevention Science PhD program in the Counseling Psychology and Human Services Department, and Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development in the College of Education.


I have authored or co-authored more than 130 publications in the area of prevention and child development. See vita for details.


My research focuses on adoption, foster care, gender, and interventions, supported by an active federally-funded grant research program. See vita for more details.