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Dr. Joanna Buscemi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology of DePaul University's College of Science and Health. Her research is primarily focused on addressing health inequities by engaging communities in the research process and expanding access to evidence-based interventions for those who need them most. Dr. Buscemi primarily specializes in health behavior-related inequities and has worked across disease presentations (e.g., cancer, diabetes, substance use disorders). Dr. Buscemi has expertise in technology-delivered interventions, dissemination and implementation science, and community-engaged research and uses these skills across her research projects. She is currently working on an NIH-funded trial to develop and test the efficacy of a community-health worker delivered, behavioral parenting intervention for caregivers of children presenting for dental surgery under anesthesia (MPI with Dr. Lee). In addition to research, Dr. Buscemi is active in policy advocacy and serves as a Member Delegate at the Society of Behavioral Medicine.


Health Behavior Research

Community-based interventions

Technology-delivered behavioral interventions

Health Inequities

Addictive Behaviors

Behavioral Economics

Dissemination and Implementation science

Cancer Prevention

Health Policy


PhD, University of Memphis, 2011

Predoctoral Clinical Internship, Medical University of South Carolina, 2010-2011

BS/BA, Spring Hill College, 2005


2219 North Kenmore Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60614-3504

Phone: 773-325-2971; Email:

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