Eliza "Leeza" Park

Leeza Park, MD, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Assistant Professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Psychiatry. Park's primary goals are to elucidate the unique mental health and palliative care needs of parents affected by advanced cancer and develop evidence-based interventions to improve their health outcomes.

Eliza "Leeza" Park

MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
UNC-Chapel Hill
Clinical Research

170 Manning Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919-966-3494


Clinical profile

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

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

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