Bridges Team

Dr. Joy Buck, Ph.D., RN

Dr. Buck is the Principal Investigator for Bridges to Healthy Transitions and associated research projects. Dr. Buck has a broad clinical background that spans 30 years in HIV/AIDS prevention and care, program development and evaluation, and ethnographically informed community assessment. Her research interests include community-based participatory research, mixed methods research, health-related quality of life in complex chronic illness, rural health disparities, transitions in chronic and advanced illness, integrated palliative care, and the intersection of policy and clinical outcomes.
Dr. Buck earned an MSN in community-based chronic care from George Mason University, a PhD in Policy History from the University of Virginia, and a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Joy Bucks Directory Information


Nathan Fiore
Research Coordinator
(304) 596-6323

Stephanie Stout
Recovery Coach Coordinator