Leanne Luerassi, MPH

Director, Administrative Core

Leanne Leurassi, MPHLeanne Luerassi, MPH, has more than 10 years of significant research administration and program management experience. Her career has spanned several roles from the position of a research assistant to that of a project coordinator on several R01 grants, and now, in her current role of research administrator, functioning as program manager of the Center for Healthful Behavior Change (CHBC) in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine, where she oversees the day-to-day operation of the CHBC and its staff. In this role, she has established and maintained relationships with numerous organizations including over 60 worksites from a variety of industries, 20 community-based organizations, 14 senior centers, and numerous primary care practices within New York City’s Health and Hospital Corporation (HHC) network. To date, Mrs. Luerassi has administered numerous prime awards and subcontracts worth over $20 million in total costs.