Dr. Leah Frerichs is a public health researcher with expertise in community-based participatory and systems science research. Her research involves community-based program planning, evaluation, and research with diverse communities including American Indian, Latinx, and African American populations. She integrates engaged and participatory research approaches with systems science methods in order to address health issues in underserved communities. She uses visual diagramming and facilitated interactions with computer models to (1) improve our understanding of complex dynamics influencing health problems of interest and (2) improve the implementation and dissemination of optimal combinations of interventions and policies.
Leah Frerichs is a 2022 grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Community Research for Health Equity program, managed by AcademyHealth.