Senior Fellow, Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University
Associate Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Kimberlyn Leary, Ph.D., MPA is a senior fellow at the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University, an associate professor of psychology at the Harvard Medical School, and an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
She served as an adviser to the Obama White House from 2014–2016, working with the White House Council on Women and Girls to develop the Advancing Equity initiative, which focused on improving life outcomes for women and girls of color. Most recently, she served as a senior policy advisor in the Biden White House to the Domestic Policy Council and as a senior equity fellow with the Office of Management and Budget, helping in both roles to implement the President’s executive order on equity. She is also a senior vice president at the Urban Institute. Dr. Leary has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Michigan, an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School, and an A.B. from Amherst College.