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More about Joy Getzenberg
Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Specialization: Public Health Policy
Joy Getzenberg is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Health Policy and Administration. She has an MA in Planning, Policy and Administration curriculum with an emphasis on health from the School of Social Services Administration at the University of Chicago. After working at a community health center on Chicago’s West Side for a year and a major academic medical center for six years, Joy spent the next two decades or so at the Chicago Department of Public Health. Over my many years at CDPH, Joy worked on just about every public health issue there is, some as they were emerging, including AIDS, infant mortality, communicable disease control, chronic disease policy, immunizations, and food protection; and issues related to access to care, such as Medicaid, Medicare, charity care, and most recently, health reform.
Joy’s current interests include Health Impact Assessment, developing the capacity for policy work at local and state departments of health, and using policy interventions to address social determinants of disease. She currently teaches HPA 494, Introduction to Public Health Policy, and is a capstone advisor.