Scholar in Residence, Psychology
Division of Philosophy, Religion, Psychology, and Linguistics
Leia Harper is a health psychologist whose scholarship focuses on the dynamic interplay between psychological, behavioral, and socio-environmental factors in health and health disparities. Specifically, her work focuses on understanding how intersectional social identities (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation) affect the onset and progression of cardiovascular-related conditions. Leia received a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Religion from Clark Atlanta University, an MDiv from Duke University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Health Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Before coming to Reed, she was a Senior Fellow and Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Medicine at the University of Washington.