Joy Noel Baumgartner

Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Health

Joy Noel Baumgartner is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on strengthening the delivery of integrated health and social service interventions addressing mental health, reproductive health, maternal, adolescent & child health, and/or gender-based violence in low-resource settings. She is Director of the Global Mental Health Initiative.

Prior to joining UNC, Dr. Baumgartner was a core research faculty member at DGHI, including serving as Director of the Evidence Lab for four years.

Dr. Baumgartner has a master's degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, a PhD in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she completed a an NIMH T32 postdoctoral fellowship in Psychiatric Epidemiology at Columbia University focused on global mental health.