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Leslie Hinyard, Ph.D.

Advanced HEAlth Data (AHEAD) Institute

Associate professor
Department of Health and Clinical Outcomes Research

Courses Taught

Health Systems and Health Promotion; Health Outcomes Measurement; Survey of Epidemiology for Health Services Research


  • Ph.D. in public health studies with a concentration in epidemiology from Saint Louis University
  • M.S.W. from Washington University

Research Interests

Hinyard's research interests include outcomes of interprofessional education and collaborative practice and health disparities in cancer treatment and outcomes. She has also conducted research on the relationship between gender and asthma exacerbations, quality of life assessment, diabetes, and narrative cancer communication.

Publications and Media Placements

Honors and Awards

  • Neil W. Hattlestad Legacy Fund Lecturer, University of Central Arkansas, Oct. 28, 2016
  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research 21st annual International Meeting Research Presentation Award finalist (May 24, 2016)
  • Saint Louis University Center for Transformative Teach and Learning (CTTL) Innovative Teaching Fellowship, 2014
  • American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Allied Health Travel Award, 2012

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • International Society for Pharmacoeconomic and Outcomes Research
  • International Society for Quality of Life Research
  • The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology
  • The American Diabetes Association
  • The American Public Health Association

Community Work and Service

Hinyard came to SLU in 2004 as a doctoral student in public health studies with a concentration in epidemiology. During her tenure as a student, Hinyard worked in the Health Communication Research Laboratory conducting research in using narratives to enhance cancer communication before joining the Center for Outcomes Research in 2005 as a graduate research assistant. She joined the faculty of SLUCOR in 2009 and became assistant director of the Center for Interprofessional Education and Research in 2014.