PhD, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, 2007; MA, Northeastern University, 2001; AB, Princeton University, 1999
Health care, data analytics, public policy
Dr. Lindsey Leininger is a public health scientist with expertise in data-driven health policy. A dedicated educator, her primary professional passion is teaching health care leaders how to make intelligent use of medical and public health data. Her current research focuses on fighting “infodemics” – outbreaks of medical misinformation that flare alongside outbreaks of disease. She is a co-editor of a new infodemiology journal, Journal of Medical Internet Research: Infodemiology. As part of an all-female team of “Nerdy Girl” scientists, Lindsey led the @DearPandemic science communication campaign, garnering over 115k social media followers, hundreds of media appearances, and dozens of invited speaking engagements ranging from middle school classrooms to global institutions. Prior to joining Dartmouth, she spent a decade leading research and technical assistance projects for health care safety net programs, both in academic and think-tank settings. Lindsey earned her PhD in health policy from the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.