Dr. Leslie Hudson completed her undergraduate degree in physical therapy in 1977 and a master’s degree in public health in 1986 and doctorate in epidemiology in 1990 at the OU Health Sciences Center. She joined the College of Public Health faculty, specializing in biostatistics and epidemiology. In service to the university, Dr. Hudson serves on the College of Public Health Advisory Board and is a past member of the Presidential Professorship selection committee and the advisory board of the OU Breast Health Institute. In 2017, she was awarded the Regents Alumni Award. In 2018, she and Cliff Hudson gave a $5 million leadership gift that renamed the College.