Nina Joyce

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, member of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research (CGHCR), and co-founder of the Transportation and Health Initiative with Dr. Andrew Zullo.  Though my training is in epidemiology, I frequently collaborate with researchers across departments, including health services research and economics. As a result, I have developed an interdisciplinary research agenda that aims to place traditional clinical epidemiological research within the context of current health policy. 

My current research interests include strategies for improving the safe-mobility of older adults and advancing methods for studying causes of motor vehicle crashes, particularly among older adults with dementia or other cognitive impairment. In addition, I am interested in advancing methods for generalizing findings from cluster randomized trials to a new target populations, with a focus on applications for nursing home research.  

  1. Joyce NR, Pfeiffer MR, Zullo AR, Ahluwalia J, Curry AE. Individual and geographic variation in driver’s license suspensions: Evidence of disparities by race, ethnicity and income. Journal of Transport & Health 2020 (19): 100933

  2. Joyce NR, Zullo AR, Ahluwalia JS, Pfeiffer MR, Curry AE. Driver’s License Suspension Policies as a Barrier to Health Care American Journal of Public Health 2019 109(12): 1692-1693  

  3. Joyce NR, Schuler MS, Hadland HA, Hatfield LA. Variation in Treatment Trajectories Among Children and Adolescents After a Diagnosis of Depression JAMA Pediatrics 2018 172(1): 49-56

Scholarly Interests

Built environment and access to health care, End of life care, Long-term care, Mental health, Palliative and hospice care, Pediatric pharmacoepidemiology

Affiliated Departments

School of Public Health