PhD, Health Behavior, Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington
MPH, Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
BA, Studies in Women and Gender & Studies in Health and Society, University of Virginia
Alyssa Lederer is an applied behavioral scientist and master certified health education specialist. Much of her current work focuses on enhancing young people’s health through the design and evaluation of theory- and evidence-informed interventions, particularly in the area of adolescent sexual health. She is especially interested in the intersection between health education and behavior change and using multiple methods of inquiry. Examples of Dr. Lederer’s recent research include the multi-method evaluation of a curricular intervention intended to reduce sexual violence among college students at Tulane University, an assessment of facilitators and barriers to expedited partner therapy (EPT) acceptance among African American male adolescents in New Orleans, and a randomized controlled trial examining the impact of graphic images of sexually transmitted infections in sexuality education.
Dr. Lederer partners with Tulane’s Campus Health on several projects to help enhance the well-being of the Tulane community and she is the Co-Principal Investigator of the Region 6 Public Health Training Center. Committed to public health research, teaching, and practice, and how they inform one another, Dr. Lederer also engages in scholarship of teaching and learning research to determine how to best prepare the next generation of public health professionals. Prior to joining Tulane's faculty, Dr. Lederer was a health promotion practitioner and evaluation consultant in non-profit, university, workplace, and K-12 school settings. She enjoys partnering with community organizations to help them build their program design, evaluation, and research capacity and to support the translation of research to practice. Dr. Lederer is the current Chair of the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment Advisory Committee.
Please view Dr. Lederer's publications at her NCBI profile page.