Joyce Javier

Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS

Faculty Instructor, Workforce Development


Dr. Joyce Javier contributes to teaching Workforce Development educational offerings at USC and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. These include non-credited 8-week course Introduction to Clinical Translational Research Study Design, designed for residents, fellows, and junior faculty members and Building Up a career development course designed for underrepresented postdocs and junior faculty in health-related sciences.

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Professional Background

Dr. Joyce Javier is a primary care pediatrician and is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Population and Public Health Sciences at CHLA/USC. She received her medical degree from UC Irvine in 2001 and completed her pediatric residency training and academic general pediatrics fellowship training at Stanford University School of Medicine. She also received a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from UC Berkeley and a Masters of Science in Clinical, Biomedical, and Translational Investigation from USC. Dr. Javier has a strong background in using community-based participatory research to address pediatric behavioral health disparities among immigrant populations, especially among Filipino youth. As a Mentored Career Development in Clinical Translational Science (KL2) awardee (2011-2014), her research career specifically focuses on the development and evaluation of theory-driven, community-based strategies to increase participation in evidence-based preventive parenting programs for low-income, urban immigrant populations. Such strategies are critical to addressing and eradicating behavioral and mental health disparities seen among vulnerable immigrant populations. She also teaches the course, “Health Disparities in the U.S.: Moving Toward Health Equity” in the USC Master in Public Health Program.


Dr. Joyce enjoys spending time with family and her dog, dance, and crochet.

NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important - All publications resulting from the utilization of SC CTSI resources are required to credit the SC CTSI grant by including the NIH funding acknowledgment and must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy.