Patrece L. Joseph, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Community Health Sciences

PhD, Tufts University

Dr. Patrece Joseph is a community-engaged and mixed methods researcher with a background in adolescent health and development. While her previous research focused on reducing minoritized adolescents’ risks for adulthood chronic conditions by designing culturally and developmentally appropriate intervention and prevention programs, she has shifted to exploring the intersections of stress, community violence, trauma and health in low-income communities of color and among Black and Latinx youth. Her research interests include: (1) exploration of community trauma, structural racism, and substance use and psychological distress among Black and Latinx youth and adults exposed to community violence, (2) community-driven interventions that address community trauma, and (3) novel approaches in community-engaged research.

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  1. Joseph PL, Gonçalves C, Applewhite J, Fleary SA. Examining provider anticipatory guidance for adolescents' preventive health: A latent class approach. J Pediatr Nurs. 2024; 76:e117-e125. PMID: 38429211
  2. Clark Goings T, Martinez A, Joseph PL, Goode R, Bauer D. Parenting, Peers, and Alcohol Use Initiation Among Black, White, and Black-White Adolescents: Evidence Using Discrete-Time Survival Analysis. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2023 Dec 24; 1-8. PMID: 38143324; PMCID: PMC11194302; DOI: 10.1080/02791072.2023.2297193;
  3. Fleary SA, Gonçalves C, Joseph PL, Baker DM. Correction: Fleary et al. Census Tract Demographics Associated with Libraries' Social, Economic, and Health-Related Programming. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 6598. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2023 Jul 28; 20(15). PMID: 37569083; PMCID: PMC10418995; DOI: 10.3390/ijerph20156471;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. 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;
  7. Fleary SA, Joseph PL. Health literacy and health behaviors in parent-adolescent dyads: an actor-partner interdependence model approach. Psychol Health. 2024 Jun; 39(6):803-822. PMID: 36047615; PMCID: PMC10013691; DOI: 10.1080/08870446.2022.2117809;
  8. 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
  9. 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;
  10. Fleary SA, Joseph PL, Dimaano P, Dougherty A. It’s just the fact it’s against us: The role of social determinants of health in young children’s caregivers’ preventive health behaviors. Journal of Prevention and Health Promotion. 2022; 3(3):300-326. View Publication
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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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