Nina Joyce

Assistant Professor of Health Services, Policy and Practice

Nina Joyce joined Brown University and the PSTC as a K12 scholar in 2017 following a National Institute of Mental Health post-doctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Health Care Policy. She completed her PhD in Epidemiology at Brown, graduating in 2015. Her research has focused on the association between patterns of health care utilization and clinical outcomes, with particular interests in longitudinal patterns of pharmacotherapy in children and end-of-life care for the elderly.

As a K12 scholar Nina is pursuing two new research tracks. The first focuses on patterns of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in adult women; examining the association with condom use (“dual-use”) and how factors associated with dual-use change over a woman’s life-course. In the second, she is studying the association between the built environment (public transportation and neighborhood accessibility), medical history, and medication use, and traffic accidents in the elderly. 

Selected Publications

Joyce NR, Schuler MS, Hadland HA, Hatfield LA. Variation in Treatment Trajectories Among Children and Adolescents After a Diagnosis of Depression, JAMA Pediatrics (in press).

Joyce NR, Barry CL, Hadland S, Greenfield SF, Donahue JM, Stuart EA, Huskamp H. Did the Alternative Quality Contract Impact Service Use and Spending for Children with ADHD? Psychiatric Services (in press).

Schuler MS, Joyce NR, Huskamp HA, Lamont EA, Hatfield LA. Differences in Patterns of Health Care Use from Diagnosis with Advanced Lung Cancer through Death, Health Affairs 2017 36(7):1193-1200.

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