Areas of Specialty

1. Substance use disorders
2. Stigma and discrimination
3. Health disparities
4. Criminal legal System
5. Co-morbid health outcomes  

Undergrad: Florida A&M University, BS – Allied Health Sciences

Graduate: Florida A&M University, MPH – Masters of Public Health

Doctoral: University of Florida, PHD – Epidemiology

Key Publications

Joseph, V. W., Moniz-Lewis, Ikela., Richard, D. K., Schwebel, F. J., Pearson, M. R., Luoma, Jason., Witkiewitz, Katie. Internalized Shame among Justice-Involved Women in Substance Use Disorder Treatment: Measurement Invariance and Changes During Treatment. Stigma and Health

Booker, S. Q., Crow, J. A., Joseph, V., Miao, G., Goodin, B. R., Sibille, K. T., Cardoso, J., Staud, R., Redden, D., & Fillingim, R. B. (2022). Using advanced statistical and graphical methods to develop a multi-domain index of movement-evoked pain. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 30.

Joseph V, Huo J, Cook RL, Fillingim RB, Yao Y, Chen X, Molokie R, Wilkie DJ. (2021). Sociodemographic and Clinical Characteristics Associated with Worst Pain Intensity Characteristics among Cancer Patients. Pain Management Nursing.

Sajdeya R, Joseph V,  Ibanez G, Somboonwit C, Cook RL. (2021) Reasons for Marijuana Use and Its Perceived Effectiveness in Therapeutic and Recreational Marijuana Users Among People Living with HIV in Florida. Cannabis

Joseph V, Jones A, Mannes Z, Lu H, Ennis N, Ibanez G, Somboonwit C, Cook RL. Factors Associated with Mild/Moderate and Severe Pain among People Living with HIV: Results from a Statewide Community Sample. BMC Public Health.2020. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09474-y