Kendall Leser

Kendall LeserDirector of Public Health Program

68 Upham Hall
(513) 529-0449
leserka@miamioh.edu

Degrees:
PhD, Health Behavior & Health Promotion, The Ohio State University
MS, Public Health, The Ohio State University
BA, Psychology, The Ohio State University

Recent Publications

Leser, K., Looper-Coats, J., & Roszak, A. (in press). Emergency preparedness plans and perceptions among a sample of United States childcare providers. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 1-5. 

Leser, K. A., Liu, S. T., Smathers, C. A., Graffagnino, C. L., & Pirie, P. L. (2019). Adoption, sustainability, and dissemination of chronic disease prevention policies in community-based organizations. Health Promotion Practice. 

Leser, K.A., Pirie, P.L., Havercamp, S.M., Ferketich A.K., & Wewers, M.E. (2018). Smoking status of adults with developmental disabilities and their direct support professional providers. Disability and Health Journal, 11(3), 461-465.

Leser, K.A., Pirie, P.L., Havercamp, S.M., Ferketich A.K., & Wewers, M.E. (2018). The perceived role of direct support professionals in the health promotion efforts of adults with developmental disabilities receiving support services. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 56(1), 40-55.

Abbott, K. M., Klumpp, R., Leser, K.A., Straker, J. K., Gannod, G. C., & Van Haitsma, K.S. (2018). Delivering person-centered care: Important preferences for recipients of long-term services and supports. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19(2), 110-116.

Leser, K.A., Pirie, P. L., Ferketich, A. K., Havercamp, S. M., & Wewers, M. E. (2017). Dietary and physical activity behaviors of adults with developmental disabilities and their direct support professional providers. Disability and Health Journal, 10(4), 532-541.

Leser, K.A., Jetty, A., Yates, S. C., & Li, J. (2016). NACCHO's baseline assessment of disability inclusion within local health departments. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 22(5), 496-497.

Liu, S., Graffagnino, C., Leser, K.A., Trombetta, A., & Pirie, P. (2016). Obesity prevention practices and policies in childcare settings enrolled and not enrolled in the child and adult care food program. Maternal Child Health Journal, 20(9), 1933-1939.

Leser, K.A., & Francis, S.A. (2014). Mother-child communication about sexual health, HPV and cervical cancer among antenatal clinic attendees in Johannesburg, South Africa, African Journal of Reproductive Health, 18(1), 123-126. 

Francis, S.A., Griffith, F.G., & Leser, K.A. (2013). An investigation of Somali women’s beliefs, practices, and attitudes about health, health promoting behaviors and cancer prevention. Health, Culture, and Society, 6(1), 1-12.

Francis, S.A., Leser, K.A., Esmont, E.E., & Griffith, F.M. (2013). An analysis of key stakeholders' attitudes and beliefs about barriers and facilitating factors in the development of a cervical cancer prevention program in South Africa. African Journal of Reproductive Health, 17(1), 158-168.

Courses Taught at Miami

  • KNH 125: Introduction to Public Health