Amanda Beth Leithead

About Me
Amanda Beth Leithead
Meet 2022 Award Recipient

Amanda Beth Leithead

Prior to arriving at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Amanda earned her BS and MS in Experimental Psychology from Saint Joseph's University. She entered the Neuroscience PhD program in 2018 and joined the laboratory of Dr. Hala Harony-Nicolas, where she studied brain circuits involved in social behavior and published three first-author papers.

While at Icahn, Amanda served as a co-president for Girls Empowered in Medicine and Science (GEMS) and volunteered for Women in Science (WiS), Mentoring in Neuroscience Discovery at Sinai (MiNDS), and the Practice Enhancement, Engagement, Resilience, and Support Program (PEERS) graduate student wellness program.

Amanda would like to thank her family, friends, mentors, and co-workers who have provided her with unwavering support throughout her PhD training and made her time at Sinai memorable.

Amanda will graduate with her PhD in Neuroscience and pursue a career in healthcare consulting.

Amanda Beth Leithead is receiving the:

The Advancement of Women in Science