Josephine is a Research Associate in the Department of Health Policy and Behavioral Sciences in School of Public Health at Georgia State University.
In this role, she is in charge of overseeing all aspects of a federally-funded research project aimed to address tobacco-related health disparities anzd smoking cessation.
The current research project uses mindfulness and mobile health as a way to increase rates of smoking cessation within underserved communities.
She previously worked at the Center for Leadership in Disability as a Research Coordinator.
In that role, she worked with several principal investigators to conduct data management and analyses and developed early-identification trainings for home visitors in Georgia, training professionals to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health distress in youth.
Josephine received both her Bachelor of Science in Public Policy, with a focus on Planning and Economic Development, and Master of Public Health, with a concentration in Health Management and Policy, from Georgia State University.
After obtaining her DrPH, Josephine hopes to contribute to the field of public health by conducting community-based research on maternal and child mental health focused on reducing maternal and childhood depression in Western Africa.