Joyce Pressley, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Medical Center., Injury Free Coalition for Kids National Office

Joyce Pressley, Ph.D., M.P.H. is Director of Injury Free Health Policy and Population Studies and an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Health Policy and Management at The Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. As a former Director of Emergency Medical Services, she worked to develop and evaluate regional emergency medical services at the pre-hospital, hospital and critical care center levels. She is Principal Investigator of the Injury Research Core of the NIH-funded EXPORT grant currently investigating disparities in injury, injury-related disability, and access to injury prevention and rehabilitation programs. Her research interests include the study of population-level differentials in total and active life expectancy including the contribution that injury-related disparities make across the age span. As part of her work in this area, she developed the Socioeconomic Model of Functional Decline, a theoretical framework that has been extended to study injury-related disabilities. She developed the Active Life Expectancy Functional Impairment (ALE) Scale to improve the ability to quantify active and disabled life expectancy which she hopes to use in her investigation of the contribution that injuries and related conditions make to differentials in health states among population subgroups. She has research experience in trauma and chronic diseases associated with injury, including Parkinson’s disease, dementia, cardiac arrhythmias, syncope, and frailty in geriatric populations. She is faculty practicum advisor to MPH students in the Department of Epidemiology and supervises students and interns studying injury, injury prevention, and health disparities.

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Joyce C. Pressley, Ph.D, M.P.H.
Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
722 W. 168th Street, Suite 812, Office "J"
New York, New York 10032

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