University Park, IL,
19:50 PM

Joseph Day, Dr.PH


Minority Public Health Expert

Dr. Joseph Day is an Associate Professor of Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health and the Director of the Community Health Program. He completed both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology before earning his Doctorate of Public Health.

Before joining the faculty at Governors State University, Dr. Day held several research positions examining a wide range of topics affecting minority health, including chronic illness among the homeless, HIV rates for incarcerated African Americans and physician bias in diagnosing minority patients. He also serves as a consultant to Chicago Public Schools.

Dr. Day is passionate about effects of adverse experiences on child development and the communities where these children and other vulnerable groups reside. 

Dr. Day's Research Focus:

  • Violence
  • Chronic disease prevention
  • Health disparities
  • Health behaviors that place youth at greater risk

Relevant Works:

Environmental Justice:

Effects of a school-based program on self-esteem:

Dr. Day is available to talk about the social determinants of health, the environment and violence and any of the areas mentioned above. If you would like to arrange an interview with Dr. Day, please contact Zion Banks, Media & External Relations, 708.235.7685 or