Tennille Leak-Johnson, Ph.D., M.S.

Tennille Leak-Johnson, Ph.D., M.S. 

Executive Research Coordinator

Department of Physiology

Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI)
Location: Research Wing, Room 204
Phone: (404) 756-5225
E-mail: tleakjohnson@msm.edu


University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Fellowship: Postdoctoral

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Degree: Master of Science in Epidemiology

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Genetics and Genomics

Research Interests

  • Identifying and Evaluating Genetic Risk Factors
  • Systems Biology of Type 2 Diabetes and Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Community Based Participatory Research
  • Health Promotion & Health Education
  • Health Disparities


Genome-Wide Association of CKD Progression: The Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort Study October 2016 Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 28(3)
DOI: 10.1681/ASN.2015101152

Mishra S, Harris TB, Hsueh W-C, Hue T, Leak TS, Li R, et al. (2015) The Association of Serum Leptin with Mortality in Older Adults. PLoS ONE 10 (10): e0140763. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140763

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