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College of Public Health

Edward Leinaar

Ted Leinaar, MPH

Associate Director of Research and Data Management
Choose Well Initiative Evaluation
Department of Health Services Management and Policy
College of Public Health
East Tennessee State University

Contact:
423-439-4843 /  
148 Sam Wilson Hall



EDUCATION

Master of Public Health in Epidemiology
East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health, Johnson City, TN

Graduate Certificate in Biostatistics 
East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health, Johnson City, TN

Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology
East Tennessee State University, College of Business and Technology, Johnson City, TN

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Contraceptive access, reproductive health, and neonatal abstinence syndrome

PUBLICATIONS

Leinaar E, Johnson L, Yadav R, Rahman A, Alamian A. Healthcare access, pregnancy intention, and contraceptive practices among reproductive-aged women receiving opioid agonist therapy in Northeast Tennessee. Southern Medical Journal. 2019; 112 (7). DOI:10.14423/SMJ.0000000000000990.

Leinaar E, Alamian A, Wang L. A systematic review of the relationship between asthma, overweight, and the effects of physical activity in youth. Annals of Epidemiology. 2016; 26: 504-510. Doi:10.1016/j.annepidem.2016.06.002.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

Orimaye SO, Hale N, Leinaar E, Smith G, Khoury A. Teen childbearing in South Carolina, 2012-2016. Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, 2020 Conference.  Crystal City, VA. March 21-24, 2020.

Leinaar E, Bailey B, Wood D. Impact of psychotropic medication on infant outcomes among buprenorphine-treated women experiencing depression or anxiety in Central Appalachia. Rural Health Association of Tennessee, 25th Annual Conference. Pigeon Forge, TN. Nov 20-22, 2019.

Leinaar E, Brooks B, Johnson L, Alamian A. Perceived barriers to contraceptive access and acceptance among reproductive-aged women receiving opioid agonist therapy in Northeast Tennessee. American Public Health Association, 2019 Annual Meeting and Exposition. Philadelphia, PA. Nov 6, 2019.

Taylor T, Obenauer-Motley J, Leinaar E, Ozodiegwu I, Quinn M. Interrelationships of adverse childhood experiences, stroke, and depression among BRFSS respondents. 2018 American Psychiatric Association Annual Convention. San Francisco, CA. Aug 9-11, 2018.

Leinaar E, Maisonet M. Descriptive analysis of residential structure fire fatalities in Appalachian and Non-Appalachian counties of Tennessee, 2005-2014. Tennessee Public Health Association, 2016 Annual Conference. Franklin, TN. Sep 14-Sep 15, 2016.

Alamian A, Leinaar E, Wang L. A systematic review of the relationship between asthma, obesity, and the effects of physical activity in youth. 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition. Chicago, IL. Nov 2, 2015.

Maisonet M, Yadav R, Leinaar E. Role of perfluorooctanoic acid on serum fatty acids, NHANES, 2003-2004. 27th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. Sao Paulo, Brazil. Aug 30-Sep 3, 2015.

Maisonet M, Yadav R, Leinaar E. Role of PFOA and PFOS on serum apolipoprotein B, NHANES, 2005-2006. 27th Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology. Sao Paulo, Brazil. Aug 30-Sep 2, 2015.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2018
Kentucky Colonel (honorary commission, Governor Matthew G. Bevin

2017

Lifesaving Award (Washington County/Johnson City EMS)                               
Delta Omega (Public Health Honor Society)   

2016                                               
Outstanding MPH Epidemiology Student Award                                               

2015
Tennessee Public Health Traineeship                                                              

2014
Edna Harris Family Scholarship (through 2017)                                                            
Golden Key Honor Society                                                                           

2013
Lifepath (Public Health Education Grant)                                                       
Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine                                                

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Rock climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, motorcycling, reading, Buddhism, spending time with family, friends, and my two cats, Chompsky and Critter

 

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