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JoAnna Leyenaar Elected to National Society Advancing Physician-Scientist Research

JoAnna K. Leyenaar, MD, PhD, MPH, MSc, a hospitalist at Dartmouth Health Children’s and professor of pediatrics and of health policy and clinical practice at Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine, has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI). She is among only 100 new members for 2024.

JoAnna K. Leyenaar
JoAnna K. Leyenaar, MD, PhD, MPH, MSc

Leyenaar has been with Dartmouth Health Children’s since 2016. She attended medical school at the McMaster University School of Medicine in Ontario, Canada.

Leyenaar’s work focuses on improving the quality of healthcare provided to children, particularly those who are vulnerable and underserved. Her 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. Leyenaar currently receives research funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Her research has been cited by major media outlets, including The New York Times.

Leyenaar will be officially inducted into the Society at the ASCI Dinner and New Member Induction Ceremony on April 5 in Chicago, during ASCI’s annual joint meeting with the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Physician Scientists Association.