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2019 Scholars

Eliza Park MD, MS


Assistant Professor 
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Eliza “Leeza” Park is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her general and sub-specialty psychiatry training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Her clinical care and research focuses on the intersection of psychiatry, palliative medicine, and oncology and specifically, how advanced cancer in patients with dependent children influences individual and family mental health and end-of-life outcomes. She has conducted research examining psychological distress and treatment decision-making in patients with advanced cancer, depression in bereaved caregivers, family communication, and parenting concerns in advanced cancer. She is supported by a NCI K07 Career Development Award to develop psychosocial interventions for families affected by parental life-limiting illness.