Faculty and Staff

Joy Scheidell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences. She has a PhD in Epidemiology from New York University and an MPH in Epidemiology from the University of Florida. Scheidell was a predoctoral fellow in the NIDA-funded Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research Program at NYU and was a scholar in the 2022 cohort of the NIDA Diversity Scholars Network Program. Scheidell is an Associate Member in the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and a recipient of a National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research Award. Scheidell’s research seeks to understand the intersections among substance use, mental health, and sexual and reproductive health, with a specific focus on vulnerable and marginalized populations including people who use drugs, women, and racial/ethnic minority groups. She conducts both secondary data analyses and primary data collection studies, and uses advanced epidemiologic methods grounded in causal inference.

Credentials

  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Epidemiology, New York University
  • MPH, Master of Public Health, Epidemiology, University of Florida
  • BS, Bachelor of Science, Community Health – Health Education, Florida Gulf Coast University

Joy Scheidell conducts primary data collection and secondary data analysis studies that use advanced epidemiologic methods grounded in causal inference. Her research is focused on understanding the relationships among substance use, mental health, and sexual and reproductive health. She is especially interested in reducing inequities in these health conditions for vulnerable and marginalized populations, including people who use drugs, women, and racial/ethnic minority groups.

Areas of Specialty
  • Substance Use
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Harm reduction
  • Health inequities
  • Epidemiologic methods

Research Grants

Health Sciences

Overdose Risk Management and Compensation in the Era of Naloxone

  • Co-PI: Joy D. Scheidell
  • Amount: $15,000 | Timeframe: 06/01/2023 - 05/01/2024
    Funding Type: Extramural Research
    Funding Agency: Sponsor: NYU, Prime: NIH
  • Health Sciences Assistant Professor Brings New Public Health Research to College

    Written By: David Janosik | August 23, 2023
    Joy Scheidell wasn’t planning on a career in public health research when she set out to Florida Gulf Coast University. Her journey to a physical therapy major came to a...
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