Kevin Joiner, PhD, APRN, ANP-BC

Assistant Professor

Dr. Joiner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences in the School of Nursing at the University of Michigan. He earned his PhD in Nursing from the University of California San Francisco. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish that included advanced training in oral and written communication and understanding aspects of Hispanic cultures. As a nurse practitioner and certified diabetes educator, his clinical practice has been in community health centers that depend on innovative delivery approaches to support families with economic, language, and social barriers to accessing preventive and primary care resources. Before joining the faculty of the University of Michigan, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Yale University School of Nursing. 

Dr. Joiner’s research interests center on prevention of type 2 diabetes and improvement of health outcomes of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The topics of his qualitative and quantitative research include, experiences of living with type 1 diabetes in Hispanic adolescents with parents who speak Spanish and are limited English proficiency, and perceptions of risks for developing type 2 diabetes and perceptions of stigma surrounding type 2 diabetes in Hispanic adults. He plans to develop and pilot self-management support interventions that are sensitive to diverse local contexts and accessible to populations that may not have adequate access to preventive and primary care health services.