Christine Joseph PhD

Christine Joseph, PhD

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Specialties: Research

Services: Epidemiology

Board Certification and Education


  • University of Michigan, Epidemiological Scie, MI, 1994
  • University of Michigan, Epidemiology, MI, 1985

About Me

I specialize in Public Health Sciences and Research.


  • Senior Scientist, Epidemiology
  • Director, HFHS Health Disparities Research Collaborative

Biographical Statement:

Dr. Christine Joseph is a Senior Epidemiologist in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Her research interests include racial/ethnic health disparities, adolescent health, asthma and allergic disease, adherence, and school-based health management. She has experience in the design and implementation of community-based and pragmatic clinical trials. Dr. Joseph was Principal Investigator of a series of NIH-funded projects that led to the development, implementation and evaluation of a web-based, asthma management tool known as Puff City. In addition to asthma, Dr. Joseph has worked on a variety of studies focusing on vulnerable populations and social determinants of health, and has publications in the areas of asthma, food allergy, sleep, LGBTQ health, and health literacy. In addition to being the recipient of federal, state, and foundation funding, she has served on a number of NIH review panels, and is a member of several professional societies. She has also served on State committees centering on asthma surveillance and epidemiology and on the elimination of racial disparities in asthma. She served a three-year term on the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research.

Research Interests:

  • Adolescent health
  • Asthma and Allergy
  • Comparative effectiveness
  • Health disparities/Social determinants of health

Awards and Honors

  • June, 2016 1st Prize Poster Session 1, 2016 Epidemiology Congress of the Americas,Miami, Fla,
  • February, 2014 Shadow of a Leader, Henry Ford Health System
  • October, 2014 Diversity Hero Award, Henry Ford Health System
  • July, 2012 American Heart Association NOVA Award: Web-based asthma management for urban teens
  • April, 2012 Jae Ho Kim Lectureship Award: Early Complementary Feeding and Risk of Food Sensitization
  • November, 2008 Freddie Award: International Health & Medical Media Award: Puff City, 1st Place: Allergies & Asthma; Finalist: Inflammatory Diseases

Selected Appointments:

  • 1997-Present National Committee for Quality Assurance Measurement Advisory Panel
  • 2000-Present Epidemiology & Surveillance Committee, Michigan Asthma Strategic Planning Initiative
  • 2000-Present Coordinated School Health Council, Detroit Public Schools
  • 2005-Present Co-chair, Committee on the Underserved, Am.Acad. of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology
  • 2005-Present Representative, AMA Commission to End Health Care Disparities, Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology







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