Jun 13, 2014

Dr. Leslie Hinyard appointed as Assistant Director of SLU CIER

Leslie J. Hinyard, PhD, MSW
Assistant Director
Center for Interprofessional Education and Research (CIER)
Associate Professor

Dr. Leslie Hinyard, PhD, MSW has been appointed Assistant Director within the Center for Interprofessional Education and Research. As of July 1, she will oversee the Minor in Interprofessional Practice and the baccalaureate programs in IPE. Dr. Hinyard will also engage in the research and scholarship in IPE/IP Practice and support faculty development. In 2012, Dr. Hinyard collaborated with the IPE program to develop and direct a course in Interprofessional Outcomes Research, which she will continue to teach.

Dr. Hinyard earned her MSW from the Brown School at Washington University and a PhD in Public Health from SLU. She 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 SLU Center for Outcomes Research (SLUCOR) in 2009. While at SLUCOR, Dr. Hinyard was the Associate Director for Academic Affairs and oversaw 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. She will continue teach and advise students at SLUCOR as part of her new position with the Center for Interprofessional Education and 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.

With Dr. Hinyard’s move to the CIER, Irma Ruebling will become the Assistant Director for Research, leading the Center’s agenda for scholarly activity, and will continue to be engaged in teaching and faculty development in IPE.

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