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. Ford regularly leads and contributes to research- and policy-focused projects that explore sources of and solutions to racial inequities.

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

Ford received her BA in political science and English from the University of Michigan, her MEd in education policy and management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and her PhD in sociology from Duke University.