LesLeigh Ford
LesLeigh D. Ford
Associate Director
Office of Race and Equity Research

LesLeigh Ford is an associate director in the Office of Race and Equity Research. She regularly leads and contributes to research- and policy-focused projects that explore sources of and solutions to racial inequities. 

Her research has focused on a range of topics, including philanthropic and federal grantmaking, programs, and practice; economic mobility; and health policy.

Ford holds a BA from the University of Michigan, MEd in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and PhD in Sociology from Duke University.