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Leslie McClure, PhD, MS

Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Dornsife School of Public Health

A clinical trials biostatistician by training, Dr. McClure is interested in how neighborhood and the environment impact human health. Her research has included randomized clinical trials aimed at improving asthma outcomes among urban-dwelling children, as well as a collaboration with NASA in which her group used satellite-derived estimates of particulate matter exposures as a risk factor for stroke and cognitive decline. Dr. McClure is a co-investigator and senior statistician for the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study, which has goals of understanding why racial and regional disparities exist in stroke mortality. She also serves as the PI for the Coordinating Center for the Diabetes LEAD (Location, Environmental Attributes, and Disparities) Network, aimed at better understanding geographic disparities in diabetes. Dr. McClure co-leads the Faculty Development Core on Drexel’s NIH FIRST Grant.