Dr. Ley focuses on developing life-course strategies to prevent and manage chronic diseases and investigating lifestyle risk factors for progression of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. She has over 70 peer-reviewed publications, which have been cited over 10,000 times, and her research has been funded by NIH, NSF, and CIHR. She currently holds a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor in Epidemiology at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she mentors PhD and MS student research and teaches epidemiologic methods I and III. She serves as Chair of Nutritional Epidemiology, American Society for Nutrition and Past-President of the Eta Chapter, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health.
Dr. Ley completed her postdoctoral training at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health working with large-scale cohort studies using classical epidemiologic methods, doctoral study in maternal and infant nutrition and clinical epidemiology at University Toronto, and Registered Dietitian training at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.