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Joy Noel Baumgartner, PhD, MSSW

Joy Noel Baumgartner, PhD, MSSW

Associate Professor
UNC School of Social Work
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
  • UNC School of Social Work
  • 325 Pittsboro Street
  • CB# 3550
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550
  • USA

Joy Noel Baumgartner, MSSW, PhD is social worker and public health practitioner with 20+ years of experience conducting program evaluations and research globally. Her research focuses on strengthening the delivery of integrated health and social service interventions addressing mental health, HIV, reproductive health, maternal, child & adolescent health, and/or gender-based violence, largely in sub-Saharan Africa. As Director of the School of Social Work’s Global Mental Health Initiative, Dr. Baumgartner’s mixed methods research is grounded in the fields of psychiatric epidemiology and integrated service systems to inform, co-create, and evaluate global mental health interventions. She is PI for the NICHD R01 Adolescent Wellness Visits to Reduce Health Risks in Tanzania (VITAA study) and the NIMH R34 Family Psychoeducation for Adults with Psychotic Disorders in Tanzania (KUPAA study).


NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Psychiatric Epidemiology, Columbia University, 2012

PhD, Maternal and Child Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004

MSSW, Social Work, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1999

BA, Psychology, University of Virginia, 1995

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