Dr. Joanna Buscemi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology of DePaul University's College of Science and Health. Until August 2016, she was a Research Scientist at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research aims to prevent chronic diseases linked to health-risk behaviors via evidence-based behavioral interventions. Throughout the course of her career, she has done research in the areas of obesity prevention and treatment, smoking cessation among diverse populations, health-risk behaviors among survivors of childhood cancer, and brief motivational interventions for alcohol and drug use among young adults. Her recent work has focused on preventing cancer through community-based weight gain prevention interventions among minority children and families.



Obesity Prevention

Cancer Prevention

Community-based interventions

Technology-supported behavioral health interventions

Health disparities

Addictive behaviors

Brief motivational interventions

Behavioral economics

 PhD, University of Memphis, 2011

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

BS/BA, Spring Hill College, 2005 

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2219 North Kenmore Avenue 

Chicago, IL 60614-3504

Phone: 773-325-2971

Email: jbuscem2@depaul.edu


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