Nina Joyce, PhD
Associate Fellow

Dr. Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Brown School of Public Health and an Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.



Dr. Joyce is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology, member of the Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research (CGHCR), co-founder of the Transportation and Health Initiative at Brown University with Dr. Andrew Zullo and Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Prevention (CIRP) at children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Though her training is in epidemiology, she frequently collaborates with researchers across departments, including Health Services Research and Economics. As a result, she has developed an interdisciplinary research agenda that aims to place traditional clinical epidemiological research within the context of current health policy.

Her current research interests include strategies for improving the safe-mobility of older adults and advancing methods for studying causes of motor vehicle crashes, particularly among older adults with dementia or other cognitive impairment. In addition, she is interested in advancing methods for generalizing findings from cluster randomized trials to a new target populations, with a focus on applications for nursing home research.

Postdoctoral Training, National Institute of Mental Health, T-32, Harvard Medical School, Department of Health Care Policy, 2015-2017

PhD, Brown University, School of Public Health (Epidemiology), 2015

MPH, Tufts University School of Medicine (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), 2007

BA, Tufts University (Biology and Community Health), 2006

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Department of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health 

Research Associate, Population Studies Training Center (PSTC)

Associate Fellow, Center for Injury Research and Prevention at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

American Geriatric Society, junior reviewer for journal

Global Health Economics and Outcomes Research Student Fellowship, Pfizer Inc., 2012

June Rockwell Levy Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Brown University, 2012-2013



Joyce NR, Pfeiffer MR, Zullo AR, Ahluwalia JS, Curry AE. Individual and Geographic Variation in Driver's Suspension: Evidence of Disparities by Race, Ethnicity, and Income. Journal of Transport and Health. 2020.

Metzger K, Goodman ES, Foss RD, Joyce NR, Curry AE. Vehicle Safety Characteristics in Vulnerable Driver Populations Traffic Injury Prevention. 2020.

Joyce NR, Zullo AR, Ahluwalia JS, Pfeiffer MR, Curry AE. Driver's License Suspension Policies as a Barrier to Health Care. Am J Public Health. 2019;109(12):1692-1693.

Contact Information
Brown University School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Center for Gerontology and Healthcare Research, 121 South Main St., Box G-S121-2 Providence, RI 02912