Leila Heidari

ASPPH Philanthropy Fellow


Leila Heidari is the de Beaumont Foundation’s first Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Philanthropy Fellow. The Foundation’s mission is to strengthen and transform public health in the United States. Heidari began this fellowship after completing her Master of Public Health in Environmental Health at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Her interests include environmental justice, the social determinants of health, and the connections between the built environment and health. These interests led her to internship experiences with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and with NeighborWorks America in the Healthy Homes and Communities division, and also a master’s thesis focused on the determinants of susceptibility to heat morbidity in Atlanta.

Heidari holds an interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina in biology, psychology, public health, and environmental studies.