Captain Djenaba A. Joseph, MD, MPH

Djenaba A. Joseph, MD, MPH

Djenaba A. Joseph, MD, MPH, is board certified in internal medicine and is a Captain in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service. She joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) from 2005 to 2007. She remained in DCPC as a medical officer from 2007 to 2009, and was the Medical Director of CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program from 2019 to 2021. She was the Chief Medical Officer at the Arcadia Community-Based Outpatient Clinic in the Atlanta VA Medical System from 2021 to 2022. She returned to CDC and is currently the Branch Chief of DCPC’s Program Services Branch.

Dr. Joseph completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan’s Medical School, and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. She completed her residency in general internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The most recent articles Dr. Joseph has first-authored include—

In this Medscape video, Dr. Joseph explains how doctors can increase colorectal cancer screening rates.