Hi. I’m Joyce. Welcome to my website!

I am an Assistant Professor of the Practice and the Global Maternal Research Lead for the Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining the Eck Institute,  I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Health in the Keough School of Global Affairs. Before coming to the University of Notre Dame, I was previously an Assistant Professor of Nursing at Kennesaw State University. I obtained my PhD from Michigan State University’s College of Nursing in East Lansing, Michigan.

My passion is to improve maternal health, promote safe motherhood, and decrease maternal mortality and morbidity among vulnerable populations in the United States and Sub-Saharan Africa, where the burden of maternal mortality is most severe. More specifically, my research is dedicated to improving postpartum health outcomes among women most vulnerable to maternal mortality. As PI and Co-I on multiple projects, I have conducted patient focused research examining both patient and healthcare facility factors that influence access to quality postpartum care and postpartum education. I am currently focused on developing interventions that can be scaled-up and adopted into existing systems of care to improve maternal health and decrease maternal mortality and morbidity.

To learn more about my research, please click on the “All Projects” tab in the navigation menu.

To read my posts, please click on the “Blog Posts” tab in the navigation menu.

To get in touch, please click on the “Contact” tab in the navigation menu.