Leslie Adams is a 3rd year doctoral student in the Department of Health Behavior at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. While at UNC, Leslie has worked primarily on the M.A.N.H.O.O.D.S study, which focuses on examining the relationship between neighborhood contexts and risk-taking behavior among African American men. She has also contributed to several community-engaged projects aimed at improving health outcomes for African American youth through the My Brother’s Keeper Initiative of Durham County and Strengthening the Black Family in Raleigh. Leslie’s dissertation research will assess relationships between depressive symptomology and health care use among African American men. Leslie is from Atlanta, Georgia and earned her B.A. and MPH from Dartmouth College. In her free time, Leslie enjoys DIY projects, watching sports, and hanging out with her dog.