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Joy Noel Baumgartner, PhD

Joy Noel Baumgartner, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Maternal and Child Health
Associate Director
Duke Global Health Institute Evidence Lab
  • Duke Global Health Institute
  • Duke University Box 90519
  • 310 Trent Drive
  • Durham, NC 27708
  • USA

Dr. Joy Noel Baumgartner is a public health practitioner with 15 years of experience conducting program evaluations and research globally. She is currently associate director of the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI) Evidence Lab, which conducts -- and builds capacity to conduct -- objective, high-quality and rigorous evaluations.

As a scientist at FHI 360 for 10 years prior to joining DGHI, Dr. Baumgartner's projects included developing and evaluating reproductive health and HIV-related health services interventions in low-resource settings. Her training background includes psychiatric social work, global health services research and psychiatric epidemiology.

Current projects include developing innovator-friendly evaluation tools for healthcare entrepreneurs in East Africa and India, and integrating non-communicable disease care (depression and diabetes) into HIV care and treatment services in Zambia.


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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