JoAnna Leyenaar is a pediatrician and health services researcher dedicated to improving pediatric quality of care. Her goal is to improve the lives of children by providing evidence-based, patient- and family-centered clinical care, and by disseminating research that improves our understanding of pediatric healthcare quality and efficiency, particularly among vulnerable and underserved populations. Her main areas of research interest include: care coordination for children with chronic illnesses, urban-rural disparities in healthcare quality, hospital-to-home transitions following hospital discharge, and improving the efficiency of hospital-based care. She is currently receiving funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of direct admission to hospital as an alternative to admission through emergency departments. Leyenaar received her MD from McMaster University (Canada), her MPH from Harvard University, and her MSc from Tufts University. As a member of The Dartmouth Institute faculty, she co-teaches our course focused on comparative health systems.
Leyenaar JK, Rizzo PA, O'Brien ER, Lindenauer PK
BMJ Qual Saf|2018 Feb 16
Leyenaar JK, Shieh MS, Lagu T, Pekow PS, Lindenauer PK
Acad Pediatr|2017 Oct 27
Leyenaar JK, Frintner MP
Acad Pediatr|2017 May 11
Leyenaar JK, O'Brien ER, Leslie LK, Lindenauer PK, Mangione-Smith RM