Patrece L. Joseph, PhD
Clinical Lecturer
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences

PhD, Tufts University

I am a community-engaged researcher who works with communities to support adolescents.

Growing up in the Dorchester/Mattapan neighborhoods of Boston shaped my understanding of inequity and dedication to serving my community and others like it. I use my PhD in Child Study and Human Development to develop supports for Black, Latinx, and/or low-income youth as they navigate adolescence and managing their health in inequitable contexts (i.e., where access to resources may be limited and they experience racism/discrimination).

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  1. Joseph PL, Gonçalves C, Fleary SA. Psychosocial correlates in patterns of adolescent emotional eating and dietary consumption. PLoS One. 2023; 18(5):e0285446. PMID: 37224099; PMCID: PMC10208498; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0285446;
  2. Fleary SA, Joseph PL, Gonçalves C, Somogie J, Angeles J. The Relationship Between Health Literacy and Mental Health Attitudes and Beliefs. Health Lit Res Pract. 2022 Oct; 6(4):e270-e279. PMID: 36350237; PMCID: PMC9640224; DOI: 10.3928/24748307-20221018-01;
  3. Joseph PL, Applewhite J, Fleary SA. Housing and Food Insecurity, Health Literacy, and Maladaptive Coping Behaviors. Health Lit Res Pract. 2022 Oct; 6(4):e280-e289. PMID: 36350235; PMCID: PMC9640223; DOI: 10.3928/24748307-20221019-01;
  4. Fleary SA, Joseph PL. Health literacy and health behaviors in parent-adolescent dyads: an actor-partner interdependence model approach. Psychol Health. 2022 Sep 01; 1-20. PMID: 36047615; PMCID: PMC10013691; DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2022.2117809;
  5. Joseph PL. Managing health in inequitable contexts: Health capacities as integral to life course health development. New Dir Child Adolesc Dev. 2022 Nov; 2022(185-186):145-168. PMID: 35653299
  6. Fleary SA, Gonçalves C, Joseph PL, M Baker D. Census Tract Demographics Associated with Libraries' Social, Economic, and Health-Related Programming. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 May 28; 19(11). PMID: 35682183; PMCID: PMC9180538; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph19116598;
  7. Fleary SA, Joseph P, Zhang E, Freund K. Disparities in Adolescents' Obesogenic Behaviors, 2005-2017. Am J Health Behav. 2021 Jul 26; 45(4):677-694. PMID: 34340735; DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.45.4.7;
  8. Joseph P, Fleary SA. "The Way you Interpret Health": Adolescent Definitions and Perceptions of Health Literacy. J Sch Health. 2021 Aug; 91(8):599-607. PMID: 34145584; DOI: 10.1111/josh.13050;
  9. Volpe VV, Willis HA, Joseph P, Tynes BM. Liberatory Media Literacy as Protective Against Posttraumatic Stress for Emerging Adults of Color. J Trauma Stress. 2021 Oct; 34(5):1045-1055. PMID: 33340155; DOI: 10.1002/jts.22640;
  10. Fleary SA, Joseph P. Adolescents' Health Literacy and Decision-making: A Qualitative Study. Am J Health Behav. 2020 Jul 01; 44(4):392-408. PMID: 32553022; PMCID: PMC8191815; DOI: 10.5993/AJHB.44.4.3;
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2021 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Carolina Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity
2021 Tufts University: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education Award
2021 Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development, Tufts University: PhD Research Practice Integration Award
2020 Society of Behavioral Medicine: 2020 Distinguished Student Award: Travel Scholarship
2019 Center for Empowered Learning and Development with Technology, University of Southern California: Development with Media and Technology Fellow
2019-2020 Tufts University: Graduate Institute for Teaching Fellowship
2019 Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study & Human Development, Tufts University: Child Development in the 21st Century Conference Attendance Award
2019 Society for Prevention Research: Minority Student Travel Award
2018 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Office of Minority Health Youth Health Equity Model of Practice Fellowship
2018 Ford Foundation: Honorable Mention Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship
2018-2019 Tufts University: Graduate Student Travel Grant
2017-2018 Tufts University: Dean’s Arts and Humanities Fellowship
2017 Society for Prevention Research: Student Travel Award
2017 Tufts University: Graduate Student Travel Grant
2015 Alpha Kappa Alpha: Educational Foundation Scholarship
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Boston MA 02118
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