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Leslie J. Hinyard, PhD, MSW
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B.A. Washington University in St. Louis (psychology and ancient studies)
M.S.W. Washington University in St. Louis (social work)
Ph.D. Saint Louis University (public health studies -epidemiology)

• Diabetes
• Administrative databases
• Narrative cancer                          communication


  • ORES 230 Introduction to Epidemiology in Health Services Research
  • ORES 232 Interprofessional Health Outcomes Research
  • ORES 530 Foundations of Outcomes Research I
  • ORES 531 Foundations of Outcomes Research II
  • ORES 543 Health Outcomes Measurement


Leslie J. Hinyard, PhD, MSW
Assistant Director, Center for Interprofessional Education and Research
Associate Director for Academic Affairs, SLUCOR
Associate Professor, SLUCOR

Dr. Hinyard serves as the Assistant Director for the Center for Interprofessional Education and Research and the Associate Director for Academic Affairs at SLUCOR, overseeing all curriculum and graduate programs. In addition to directing the MS in Health Outcomes Research program and the new Graduate Certificate in Health Outcomes Research, she teaches several graduate and undergraduate courses including Foundations of Outcomes Research II, Health Outcomes Measurement, Interprofessional Health Outcomes Research, and Survey of Epidemiology for Health Services Research.

Dr. Hinyard's research interests include methods for identifying patients with diabetes mellitus from large administrative databases, the relationship between gender and asthma exacerbations, quality of life assessment, and head and neck cancer. She has also conducted research in the area of narrative cancer communication.

Dr. 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, Dr. 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.

Selected Publications or Presentations

1. McLaughlin, L., & Hinyard, L.J. (2014).  The relationship between health-related quality of life and body mass index.  Western Journal of Nursing Research, 36(3), 1-13.

2. Sandoval, O., Harrisk, J.K., Jennings, J.P., Hinyard, L., & Banks, G. (2012).  Behavioral risk factors and Latino body mass index: A cross-sectional study in Missouri.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23(4), 1750-1767.

3. Crepeau, A.Z., Willoughby, L., Pinsky, B., Hinyard, L., Shah, M. (2008). Accuracy of personal breast cancer risk estimation in cancer-free women during primary care visits. Women & Health, 47(2), 113-130.

4. Rocca Rey, L., Neri, L., Lentine, K., Hinyard, L., Pinsky, B., & Schnitzler, M. (2008). Joint effect of hyperuricemia and reduced glomerular filtration rate on cardiovascular morbidity. Abstract for the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. November 7, 2008.

5. Hinyard, L.J., Halloran, D., Swindle, J. (2007). Diagnoses associated with antidepressant use in privately insured children. Abstract for the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. November 6, 2007.

6. Hinyard, L.J., & Kreuter, M.W. (2007). Using narrative communication as a tool for health behavior change: A conceptual, theoretical, and empirical overview. Health Education and Behavior, 34(5), 777-792.

7. Kreuter, M.W., Green, M.C., Cappella, J.N., Slater, M.D., Wise, M.E., Storey, D., Clark, E.M., O'Keefe, D.J., Erwin, D.O., Holmes, K., Hinyard, L.J., Houston, T., Woolley, S. (2007). Narrative communication in cancer prevention and control: A framework to guide research and application. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 33(3), 221-235.

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