JoAnna K Leyenaar, MD, MPH, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Professor of The Dartmouth Institute
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pediatrics
The Dartmouth Institute
Healthcare quality for hospitalized children
Urban-rural disparities in pediatric healthcare quality
Healthcare delivery for pediatric mental health conditions
Hospital-to-home transitional care
Comparative Effectiveness of Direct Admission & Admission through Emergency Departments for Children (PCORI)
Urban-Rural Disparities in Children with Chronic Illness (NIH - NIMHD)
A pediatrician and health services researcher, Dr. JoAnna Leyenaar's work is focused on improving the quality of healthcare provided to children, particularly those who are vulnerable and underserved. In her clinical role, Dr. Leyenaar works as a pediatric hospitalist and Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Pediatrics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Dr. Leyenaar's main areas of research interest include: care coordination for children with chronic illnesses, urban-rural disparities in healthcare quality, hospital-to-home transitions, integration of mental and behavioral healthcare in pediatrics, and care of opioid-exposed infants. She is currently receiving funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of direct admission to hospital as an alternative to admission through emergency departments. In addition, she is funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to examine urban-rural disparities in healthcare access and outcomes for children with medical complexity. Dr. Leyenaar received her MD from McMaster University (Canada), her MPH from Harvard University, and her PhD from Tufts University.
Reverse triage and the pediatric mental health boarding crisis.
Pediatric Hospitalization Trends at Children's and General Hospitals, 2000-2019.
Epidemiology of pediatric hospitalizations at general hospitals and freestanding children's hospitals in the United States: 2019 update.
Pediatric Hospitalizations at Rural and Urban Teaching and Nonteaching Hospitals in the US, 2009-2019.
Development of the Pediatric Hospitalization Admission Survey of Experience (PHASE) Measure.
Pediatric Mental Health Hospitalizations at US Acute Care Hospitals-Reply.
Association Between Educational Resources and Pediatric Fellows' Mental Health Attitudes and Self-Reported Competence.
Specialties Providing Ambulatory Care and Associated Health Care Utilization and Quality for Children With Medical Complexity.
Practical thematic analysis: a guide for multidisciplinary health services research teams engaging in qualitative analysis.
Characterization of Birth Hospitalizations in the United States.