Verlin W. Joseph, Ph.D

vjosephPostdoctoral Fellow, Center on Alcohol, Substance Use, And Addictions (CASAA)

PhD, Epidemiology, University of Florida (2020)
MPH Concentration: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (2016)
BS Allied Health Sciences, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (2014)
Primary Research Area

My research seeks to understand how to improve substance use treatment outcomes by addressing stigma across the recovery care continuum. My current projects target the effects of stigma among veterans with OUD and chronic pain as well as stigma among justice-involved persons. Improving the lives of individuals seeking treatment while removing barriers to care fuels my desire to make an impact in the field.


  • Jugl, S, Okepeku R, Costales B, Morris E, Alipour G, Castillo J, Stetten N, Sadjeya R, Keshwani A, Joseph V, Goodin A. A Systematic Literature Review of Medical Cannabis Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Evidence in Approved Conditions in the United States from 2016 to 2019. Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids.
  • Joseph V, Jones A, Mannes Z, Lu H, Ennis N, Ibanez G, Somboonwit C, Cook RL. Factors Associated with Mild/Moderate and Severe Pain among People Living with HIV: Results from a Statewide Community Sample. BMC Public Health.2020. doi: 10.1186/s12889-020-09474-y
  • Mansoor H, Elgendy IY, Williams RS, Joseph VW, Hong Y-R, Mainous AG. A risk score assessment tool for peripheral arterial disease in women: From the National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey. Clinical Cardiology. 2018. doi:10.1002/clc.23032.
  • Xu Y, Chen X, Yu B, Joseph V, Stanton B. The effects of self-efficacy in bifurcating the relationship of perceived benefit and cost with condom use among adolescents: A cusp catastrophe modeling analysis. Journal of Adolescence. 2017;61:31-39. doi:10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.09.004