Joyce A O'Connor

Joyce O'Connor
Joyce A O'Connor

Director of Public Health Nutrition

Director of Advanced Certificate in Public Health

Clinical Associate Professor of Public Health Nutrition

Professional overview

Dr. Joyce O'Connor has created innovative curriculum with a student-focused and faculty-driven approach. She enhances the classroom experience by incorporating online classroom modules and employing the limitless potential of learning management technologies.

While working at Staten Island University Hospital as the Administrative Director of Public Health Education and Research for the Department of Medicine, Dr. O’Connor resolved how to provide residents with community and public health training without reducing their clinic hours in the community. By developing an online training module, the Hospital successfully offered the courses to nurses and other healthcare professionals. Additionally, she developed a complete distance education curriculum for a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science degree at Rutgers.

As a faculty facilitator for the Technology Enhanced Education Lab, she engages with graduate and undergraduate students to develop and adapt courses, programs, and research projects to utilize digital resources to support the educational goals of GPH and NYU. In this way, students gain practical, real-world public health experience in curriculum development, planning and implementation of pedagogical strategies, and hand-on application of instructional resources that utilize contemporary technologies and data sets to enhance teaching and learning.


BS, Health Science (Specialization: Clinical and Community Dietetics), State University of New York Downstate, New York, NY
MA, Nutrition and Health Education, New York University, New York, NY
DrPH, Health Policy, Columbia University, New York, NY

Honors and awards

Provost Award: Technology Enhanced Education Grant, NYU (2015)
Registered Dietitian, NYS Certified Nutritionist (1983)

Areas of research and study

Community Health
Community Interventions
Public Health Nutrition



A systematic review of randomized controlled trials examining workplace wellness interventions

Association between dairy product intake and body composition among South Asian adults from the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study

Food insecurity among households with children during the COVID-19 pandemic: results from a study among social media users across the United States

Dietary Assessment Methodology in Response to November 2019 Issue

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