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Eliza "Leeza" Park

Leeza Park, MD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member whose research focuses on the mental health and palliative care outcomes of patients and families affected by advanced forms of cancer.

MD
Assistant Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Cancer Prevention and Control

Area of Interest

I am an early stage clinical investigator who bridges the fields of psychiatry, oncology, and palliative care. My research focuses on the mental health and palliative care outcomes of patients and families affected by advanced forms of cancer. I have obtained CTSA KL2 and pilot funding to examine the psychological concerns, treatment decision-making, and end-of-life outcomes of parents with advanced cancer who have dependent children. Related to this work, I have been the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on studies addressing bereavement patterns among widowed parents due to cancer, use of anti-depressant medications in cancer patients, and predictors of maternal depression.

Awards and Honors

  • Dlin/Fischer Clinical Research Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2015
  • Fellow, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2015
  • William Webb Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2011
  • Joseph J. Schildkraut Award for Excellence in Research, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, 2010
  • Best Trainee Poster Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, 2010
  • Livingston Fellowship Award, Harvard Medical School, 2009
  • DuPont-Warren Fellowship Award, Harvard Medical School, 2009
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, 2009
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, 2008
  • Benjamin Rush Prize in Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, 2006
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, 2005
  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship Award, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004

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