Having grown up in South Africa, Leafar Espinoza, Ph.D., MPH, ABPP completed his undergraduate training there, obtaining a bachelors degree in Psychology cum honoribus and a teaching diploma. Graduate studies in the United States led him to obtain an M.S. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology through Oklahoma State University and Childrens Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He then pursued a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is currently a clinical psychologist at Seattle Children's Hospital and board certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. He is an active reviewer for several journals and his clinical and research interests range from behavioral pediatrics to the practical application of evidence-based treatments in a clinical child/adolescent population.