Leila Kozak

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Acting Assistant Professor, Health Services

Associate Health Fellow
Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care System


PhD   Saybrook Graduate School, 2007   (Psychology)
MSc   Centro de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Exactas, 1988   (Molecular Biology, Physiology)
BSc   Centro de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Exactas   (Biological Sciences)

Contact Info

email:   leilak@uw.edu

1100 Olive Way, Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98101

voice:   206-277-1548
fax:   206-764-2935

Complementary and integrative medicine; supportive care in oncology; palliative/end-of-life care; international palliative care; optimal healing environments; Planetree and other patient-centered, and relationship-centered care models; spirituality and intention in healing

SciVal Experts Profile

Kozak L, Vig E, Simons C, Eugenio E, Collinge W, Chapko M. A feasibility study of caregiver-provided massage as supportive care for Veterans with cancer. J Support Oncol. 2013 Sep;11(3):133-43.  PMID: 24400393

Van Hyfte GJ, Kozak LE, Lepore M. A Survey of the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Illinois Hospice and Palliative Care Organizations. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 Aug 12;31(5):553-561. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 23943631

Collinge W, Kahn J, Walton T, Kozak L, Bauer-Wu S, Fletcher K, Yarnold P, Soltysik R. Touch, Caring, and Cancer: randomized controlled trial of a multimedia caregiver education program. Support Care Cancer. 2013 May;21(5):1405-14. doi: 10.1007/s00520-012-1682-6. Epub 2012 Dec 21.  PMID: 23262808    PMCID: PMC3612588

Kozak L, Boynton L, Bentley J, Bezy E. Introducing spirituality, religion and culture curricula in the psychiatry residency programme. Med Humanit. 2010 Jun;36(1):48-51.  PMID: 21393277

Downey L, Engelberg RA, Standish LJ, Kozak L, Lafferty WE. Three lessons from a randomized trial of massage and meditation at end of life: patient benefit, outcome measure selection, and design of trials with terminally ill patients. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2009 Aug-Sep;26(4):246-53. Epub 2009 Apr 24.  PMID: 19395701    PMCID: PMC2855225