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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

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.

Leinaar E, Yadav R, Maisonet M. An ecological analysis of preterm births in Appalachian counties of Tennessee by economic level. Appalachian Student Research Forum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. April 8, 2015.

Yadav R, Leinaar E, Maisonet M. An ecological analysis of low birth weight in Appalachian counties of Tennessee by economic level. Appalachian Student Research Forum, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN. April 8, 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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