Vickie Leonard, R.N., F.N.P, Ph.D.

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Dr. Leonard is a family nurse practitioner and Child Care Health Consultant at the UCSF California Childcare Health Program (CCHP). She is a trainer for Child Care Health Consultants in California, and does trainings, presentations and writes educational materials on health and safety issues for child care providers in the state. She has taught Health Policy and Ethics and Pediatrics in the nurse practitioner program at the University of San Francisco, and has worked with children and families with chronic illnesses in pediatric subspecialty clinics. Vickie was a research associate for the Carnegie national nursing education study and participated in the data collection, analysis and writing up of the findings. She has also consulted on a longitudinal research study of teen mothers and their infants for the past 15 years. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Nursing, University of California San Francisco.