Kathryn Margaret Leifheit

Title(s)Assistant Adjunct Professor, Pediatrics
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    UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CAPostdoctoral Fellowship06/2022Health Services Research
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MDPhD05/2020Epidemiology
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MDMSPH05/2014International Health

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    Dr. Leifheit is a social epidemiologist and pediatric health services researcher. Through research, she aims to identify social policy levers to improve children's health and promote health equity, with a focus on housing policies. Leifheit's recent work has documented the ways that residential evictions contribute to poor health for children and communities. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has applied quasi-experimental methods to measure health impacts of pandemic-era housing policies and programs.

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    Developmental and Health Outcomes of Eviction among U.S. Children
    NIH F31HD096767Sep 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Moving Because of Unaffordable Housing and Disrupted Social Safety Net Access Among Children. Pediatrics. 2024 Mar 01; 153(3). Leifheit KM, Schwartz GL, Pollack CE, Althoff KN, Lê-Scherban F, Black MM, Jennings JM. PMID: 38317605.
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    2. The Association of Oncology Provider Density With Black-White Disparities in Cancer Mortality in US Counties. Cancer Control. 2024 Jan-Dec; 31:10732748241244929. Zhang Y, Leifheit KM, Lee KT, Thorpe RJ, Gaskin DJ, Dean LT. PMID: 38607968; PMCID: PMC11015762.
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    3. Eviction as a community health exposure. Soc Sci Med. 2024 Jan; 340:116496. Schwartz GL, Leifheit KM, Arcaya MC, Keene D. PMID: 38091853.
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    4. Parents' Adverse and Positive Childhood Experiences and Offspring Involvement With the Criminal Legal System. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 10 02; 6(10):e2339648. Barnert ES, Schlichte LM, Tolliver DG, La Charite J, Biely C, Dudovitz R, Leifheit K, Russ S, Sastry N, Yama C, Slavich GM, Schickedanz A. PMID: 37878312; PMCID: PMC10600584.
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    5. School Attendance Following Receipt of Care From a School-Based Health Center. J Adolesc Health. 2023 12; 73(6):1125-1131. Lim C, Chung PJ, Biely C, Jackson NJ, Puffer M, Zepeda A, Anton P, Leifheit KM, Dudovitz R. PMID: 37702648.
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    6. Eviction and Children's Health-Investing in Data, Acting on What We Know. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 04 03; 6(4):e237618. Leifheit KM, Schwartz GL. PMID: 37040119.
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    7. County-Level Life Expectancy Change: A Novel Metric for Monitoring Public Health. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 08 27; 19(17). Chandran A, Purbey R, Leifheit KM, Evans KM, Baez JV, Althoff KN. PMID: 36078387; PMCID: PMC9517827.
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    8. Building health equity through housing policies: critical reflections and future directions for research. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2022 Jun 14. Leifheit KM, Schwartz GL, Pollack CE, Linton SL. PMID: 35701105; PMCID: PMC9279751.
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    9. Association of State COVID-19 Vaccination Prioritization With Vaccination Rates Among Incarcerated Persons. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 04 01; 5(4):e226960. Biondi BE, Leifheit KM, Mitchell CR, Skinner A, Brinkley-Rubinstein L, Raifman J. PMID: 35412628; PMCID: PMC9006105.
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    10. Variation in State-Level Eviction Moratorium Protections and Mental Health Among US Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 12 01; 4(12):e2139585. Leifheit KM, Pollack CE, Raifman J, Schwartz GL, Koehler RD, Rodriguez Bronico JV, Benfer EA, Zimmerman FJ, Linton SL. PMID: 34919134; PMCID: PMC8683968.
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    11. Expiring Eviction Moratoriums and COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 12 01; 190(12):2503-2510. Leifheit KM, Linton SL, Raifman J, Schwartz GL, Benfer EA, Zimmerman FJ, Pollack CE. PMID: 34309643; PMCID: PMC8634574.
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    12. Childhood eviction and cognitive development: Developmental timing-specific associations in an urban birth cohort. Soc Sci Med. 2022 01; 292:114544. Schwartz GL, Leifheit KM, Chen JT, Arcaya MC, Berkman LF. PMID: 34774367.
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    13. The Health Impact of Evictions. Pediatrics. 2021 11; 148(5). Goplerud DK, Leifheit KM, Pollack CE. PMID: 34675132.
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    14. Association Between Housing Insecurity, Psychological Distress, and Self-rated Health Among US Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 09 01; 4(9):e2127772. Linton SL, Leifheit KM, McGinty EE, Barry CL, Pollack CE. PMID: 34591109; PMCID: PMC8485162.
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    15. Comparing Healthcare Utilization and Diagnoses in Immigrant Versus Nonimmigrant Youth. Hisp Health Care Int. 2022 06; 20(2):98-106. Polk S, Leifheit KM, Brandt AJ, DeCamp LR. PMID: 34355584.
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    16. Health Selection Into Eviction: Adverse Birth Outcomes and Children's Risk of Eviction Through Age 5 Years. Am J Epidemiol. 2021 07 01; 190(7):1260-1269. Schwartz GL, Leifheit KM, Berkman LF, Chen JT, Arcaya MC. PMID: 33454765; PMCID: PMC8484772.
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    17. A Web-Based Tool for Quantification of Potential Gains in Life Expectancy by Preventing Cause-Specific Mortality. Front Public Health. 2021; 9:663825. Chandran A, Xu C, Gross J, Leifheit KM, Phelan-Emrick D, Helleringer S, Althoff KN. PMID: 34277538; PMCID: PMC8280746.
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    18. Public Support for Policies to Increase Housing Stability During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Am J Prev Med. 2021 12; 61(6):919-922. Pollack CE, Leifheit KM, McGinty EE, Levine AS, Barry CL, Linton SL. PMID: 34272137; PMCID: PMC8595088.
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    19. Elevated Mortality Among People Experiencing Homelessness With COVID-19. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2021 Jul; 8(7):ofab301. Leifheit KM, Chaisson LH, Medina JA, Wahbi RN, Shover CL. PMID: 34291120; PMCID: PMC8195116.
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    20. Severe Housing Insecurity during Pregnancy: Association with Adverse Birth and Infant Outcomes. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2020 11 21; 17(22). Leifheit KM, Schwartz GL, Pollack CE, Edin KJ, Black MM, Jennings JM, Althoff KN. PMID: 33233450; PMCID: PMC7700461.
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    21. Recommendations to the Society for Epidemiologic Research for Further Promoting Diversity and Inclusion at the Annual Meeting and Beyond. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 10 01; 189(10):1037-1041. Zhang M, Jarrett BA, Althoff KN, Burman FS, Camarata L, Coburn SB, Dickerson AS, Foti K, Kaur M, Leifheit KM, Malone J, Moore EA, Mouslim MC, Prata Menezes N, Robsky K, Tang O, Wallace AS, Dean LT, Epi IDEAS Working Group. PMID: 32602548; PMCID: PMC7666413.
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    22. Opioid-related overdose mortality in the era of fentanyl: Monitoring a shifting epidemic by person, place, and time. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 11 01; 216:108321. Althoff KN, Leifheit KM, Park JN, Chandran A, Sherman SG. PMID: 33007700; PMCID: PMC7606594.
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    23. Eviction in early childhood and neighborhood poverty, food security, and obesity in later childhood and adolescence: Evidence from a longitudinal birth cohort. SSM Popul Health. 2020 Aug; 11:100575. Leifheit KM, Schwartz GL, Pollack CE, Black MM, Edin KJ, Althoff KN, Jennings JM. PMID: 32322657; PMCID: PMC7171520.
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    24. Addressing the Social Needs of Spanish- and English-Speaking Families in Pediatric Primary Care. Acad Pediatr. 2020 Nov - Dec; 20(8):1170-1176. Polk S, Leifheit KM, Thornton R, Solomon BS, DeCamp LR. PMID: 32200111; PMCID: PMC7501201.
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    25. Parent activation and pediatric primary care outcomes for vulnerable children: A mixed methods study. Patient Educ Couns. 2019 12; 102(12):2254-2262. DeCamp LR, Showell N, Godage SK, Leifheit KM, Valenzuela-Araujo D, Shah H, Polk S. PMID: 31288957; PMCID: PMC7266441.
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    26. Eviction as a Social Determinant of Sexual Health Outcomes. Sex Transm Dis. 2019 01; 46(1):69-71. Leifheit KM, Jennings JM. PMID: 30365463; PMCID: PMC6596301.
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    27. Association of Maternal Eligibility for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program With Citizen Children's Participation in the Women, Infants, and Children Program. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 07 01; 172(7):699-701. Venkataramani M, Pollack CE, DeCamp LR, Leifheit KM, Berger ZD, Venkataramani AS. PMID: 29813154; PMCID: PMC6137505.
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    28. Are Parent Activation and Health Literacy Distinct Concepts? A Study in Low Income Urban Populations. J Health Dispar Res Pract. 2018; 11:1-15. Shah HS, Leifheit K, Polk S, Sloand E, Cheng TL, DeCamp LR. PMID: 32494510; PMCID: PMC7269075.
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    29. Low cigarette smoking prevalence in peri-urban Peru: results from a population-based study of tobacco use by self-report and urine cotinine. Tob Induc Dis. 2017; 15:32. Morgan BW, Leifheit KM, Romero KM, Gilman RH, Bernabe-Ortiz A, Miranda JJ, Feldman HI, Lima JJ, Checkley W, CRONICAS Cohort Study. PMID: 28736513; PMCID: PMC5521105.
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    30. Cross-cultural validation of the parent-patient activation measure in low income Spanish- and English-speaking parents. Patient Educ Couns. 2016 12; 99(12):2055-2062. DeCamp LR, Leifheit K, Shah H, Valenzuela-Araujo D, Sloand E, Polk S, Cheng TL. PMID: 27444234; PMCID: PMC5121065.
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    31. Is the Association between Neighborhood Drug Prevalence and Marijuana use Independent of Peer Drug and Alcohol Norms? Results from a Household Survey of Urban Youth. J Urban Health. 2015 Aug; 92(4):773-83. Leifheit KM, Parekh J, Matson PA, Moulton LH, Ellen JM, Jennings JM. PMID: 25900150; PMCID: PMC4524846.
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    32. Use of cell-free DNA in the investigation of intrauterine fetal demise and miscarriage. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun; 125(6):1321-1329. Clark-Ganheart CA, Fries MH, Leifheit KM, Jensen TJ, Moreno-Ruiz NL, Ye PP, Jennings JM, Driggers RW. PMID: 26000503.
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