Faculty Directory

Lindsey J. Leininger

Clinical Professor of Business Administration






PhD, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, 2007; MA, Northeastern University, 2001; AB, Princeton University, 1999

Areas of Expertise

Health care, data analytics, public policy


Lindsey Leininger is a health services researcher who specializes in the health care experiences of vulnerable populations. Prior to joining Tuck, she spent a decade designing and managing advanced analytics projects supporting the Medicaid program. She pursued this work in both academic and non-academic settings, most recently as an associate director and senior researcher at Mathematica Policy Research. She has a longstanding interest in teaching and translating quantitative methods to professionals, and has taught and trained physicians, policy makers, and health care administrators.

Current Research Topics

  • Quality measurement
  • Child and adolescent health

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Clinical Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business, 2018–present
  • Assistant Professor and Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois-Chicago, 2012–15
  • Researcher, Chapin Hill at the University of Chicago, 2010–12
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholar, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008–10
  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Human Potential and Public Policy, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, University of Chicago, 2007–08

Nonacademic positions

  • Associate Director and Senior Health Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research, University of Chicago, 2015–18

Editorial positions

  • Ad hoc reviewer for major health services and health policy journals

Board memberships

  • Secretary (executive officer), Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science

Working Papers

  • With M. Thornton and E. Calhoun, “An Analysis of Community-Based Workforce Training Efficacy: Evidence from the Affordable Care Act Navigators in Illinois”
  • With S. Orzol, M. Levere, and N. Early, “Contemporaneous and Long-Term Effects of CHIP Eligibility Expansion”

Selected Publications