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Mintesnot T. Teni, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics


Ph.D., Public Health Studies/Behavioral Science and Health Education, Saint Louis University
MSc, Epidemiology, University of Groningen
MSc, Nursing, Addis Ababa University

Research Interests

Maternal and Child Health; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Geospatial design; Global Health

Publications and Media Placements

1. Kuhlmann, A. S., Palovick, K. A., Teni, MT., & Hunter, E. (2023). Period Product Resources and Needs in Schools: A Statewide Survey of Missouri’s School Nurses. The Journal of School Health, 93(7), 557–564.
2. Hunter, E., Palovick, K., Teni, MT., Sebert Kuhlmann, A. COVID-19 Made it Harder to Access Period Products: The Effects of a Pandemic on Period Poverty. Frontiers in Reproductive Health 2022, 91
3. Teni, MT, Loux T, Sebert Kuhlmann A. Racial disparity in gestational diabetes mellitus and the association with sleep-disordered breathing and smoking cigarettes: a cross-sectional study. J Matern Neonatal Med 2022:1–7.
4. Sebert Kuhlmann A, Hunter E, Wall, LL, Boyko, M, Teni, MT. State standards for menstrual hygiene education in the US schools. J Sch Health. 2022; DOI: 10.1111/josh.13135
5. Sebert Kuhlmann A, Teni, MT, Key R, Billingsley C. Period Product Insecurity, School Absenteeism, and use of School Resources to Obtain Period Products among High School Students in St. Louis, Missouri. The Journal of School Nursing. December 2021. doi:10.1177/10598405211069601
6. Sebert Kuhlmann. A, Key. R, Billingsley. C, Shato. T, Scroggins. S, Teni, MT. Students’ menstrual hygiene needs and school attendance in an urban St. Louis, MO district. J Adolesc Heal 2020. 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.05.040

Honors and Awards

1. Mary Gumble Levy Award to an Outstanding Public Health Doctoral Student, Saint Louis University, 2021
2. Abel Tasman Talent program, University of Groningen, 2017

Professional Organizations and Associations

American Public Health Association