Jin Hui Joo, MA, MD

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Dr. Joo is an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. She has a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Mental Health. She provides clinical care in geriatric psychiatry and in integrated primary care settings. She has been funded by the National Institutes of Health to conduct health services research on depression and dementia care for underserved older adults to decrease their unmet needs. She has published articles on the meaning and use of religious coping among minority older adults, disparities of depression care in primary care, and use of paraprofessionals such as peer mentors and community health workers for vulnerable populations. She uses qualitative and quantitative methods and uses a community-engaged approach to optimize relevance and sustainability of health service interventions. She is involved in psychiatry residency training and leads the public mental health track.