Faculty Profile: Leila Kozak

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Leila Kozak

School: Mind-Body Medicine

Bio:
Leila Kozak, PhD, is a researcher in the field of complementary and integrative care in supportive oncology and palliative/geriatric populations. Leila's research experience and interests include the study of intentionality in healing, patient-centered and relationship-centered care and the integration of evidence-based complementary medicine into oncology, palliative and geriatric care. Leila was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she earned undrgraduate and graduate degrees in Physiology & Molecular Biology, specializing in psycho-physiology. In 2000, Leila completed a professional certificate in Spirituality, Health & Medicine at Bastyr University, WA, and then completed her doctoral degree at Saybrook in 2007. Between 2009-2012 Leila was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the VA Puget Sound Health System in Seattle, WA. At VA Puget Sound she evaluated complementary & integrative medicine and carried out a feasibility study of the "Touch, Caring & Cancer Program" (www.partnersinhealing.net). She is also Co-Principal Investigator of an NIH/NCI-funded project that will develop an online education program to train palliative care providers on Evidence-Based Complementary Therapies for Palliative Care and is an Acting Assistant Research Professor at the University Of Washington School Of Public Health. Leila received a Research Scholar Award from the American Academy of Hospice & Palliative Medicine in 2010 and she is involved in international work in palliative care. She is currently Chair of the American Chapter of "Palliativos Sin Fronteras" (Palliative Care Without Borders), a Spain-based NGO that supports the development of palliative care services, education and research in Latin America and Africa.""

Curriculum Vitae

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