Faculty Directory

María Piñeros-Leaño

Assistant Professor

Selected Publications

Simonovich, S.D., Piñeros-Leaño, M., Bass, M.E., Stromer, S.M., Kim, K.C., Meline, B., Tabb, K.M. (In Press). WIC professionals’ adaptations in clinical practice to better assess and address household food insecurity in diverse nonmetropolitan families. Beyond Borders: Advances in Global Welfare.

Piñeros-Leaño, M., Tabb, K., Liechty, J., Castañeda, Y., & Williams, M. (2019). Feeding decision-making among first generation Latinas living in non-metropolitan and small metro areas. PloS One, 14(3), e0213442.

Piñeros-Leaño, M., Tabb, K., Simonovich, S. D., Wang, Y., Meline, B., Huang, H. (2018). Racial differences in breastfeeding initiation among WIC participants in a Midwestern public health district. Health Equity.

Cintron, V., Piedra, L. M., Piñeros-Leaño, M. (2018). Vida Alegre: Teaching Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Spanish. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.

Tabb, K., Malinga, T., Piñeros-Leaño, M., Andrade, F. (2017). Impact of pre-pregnancy weight and gestational weight gain on birth outcomes by nativity: A systematic review. Healthcare, 5, 67. doi: 10.3390/healthcare5040067

Piñeros-Leaño, M., Liechty, J. M., & Piedra, L. (2017). Latino immigrants, depressive symptoms, and cognitive behavioral therapy: A systematic review. Journal of Affective Disorders, 208, 567–576. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2016.10.025

Saltzman, J. A., Piñeros-Leaño, M., Liechty, J. M., Bost, K. K., & Fiese, B. H. (2016). Eating, feeding, and feeling: emotional responsiveness mediates longitudinal associations between maternal binge eating, feeding practices, and child weight. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1), 1. doi: 10.1186/s12966-016-0415-5 http://ijbnpa.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12966-016-0415-5

Tabb, K. M., Choi, S., Piñeros-Leaño, M., Meline, B., McDonald, H. G., Kester, R., & Huang, H. (2015). Perinatal depression screening in a Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program: Perception of feasibility and acceptability among a multidisciplinary staff. General Hospital Psychiatry, 37(4), 305-309. doi:10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2015.03.008

Piñeros-Leaño, M., Tabb, K. M., Sears, H., Meline, B., & Huang, H. (2015). Clinic staff attitudes towards the use of mHealth technology to conduct perinatal depression screenings: A qualitative study. Family Practice, 32(2), 211-215. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmu083

Albino, S., Tabb, K. M., Requena, D., Egoavil, M., Piñeros-Leaño, M., Zunt, J. R., & García, P. J. (2014). Perceptions and acceptability of short message services technology to improve treatment adherence amongst tuberculosis patients in Peru: a Focus Group Study. PloS One, 9(5), e95770. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095770


Outstanding Social Work Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention. 2019 Society for Social Work and Research, San Francisco, California