Vice President, Training Operations and Research and Evaluation, & Director, National Coalition Institute

Johnnetta Davis-Joyce

Johnnetta Davis-Joyce is the Vice President of Training Operations and Research and Evaluation and the Director of the National Coalition Institute.  She has over 30 years of experience in the public health field guiding, directing, and leading teams to implement national public health initiatives.  She previously served as the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Through this position, she provided national leadership in the development of policies, programs, and services to prevent the onset of illegal drug use, prescription drug/Opioids misuse and abuse, alcohol misuse and abuse, and underage alcohol, workplace public health issues and tobacco use; and promoted effective substance abuse prevention practices that enable states, communities, and other organizations to apply prevention knowledge effectively.

Before joining federal service, Ms. Davis-Joyce was the Senior Director for Research and Evaluation at the National Association of County and City Health Officials. In this role, she created and implemented a strategy to increase capacity to support evaluation and research for health departments across the nation by establishing partnerships with colleges and universities. Before that position, Ms. Davis-Joyce served as the Director of Health Programs at Econometrica. Ms. Davis-Joyce also served as Center Director of Public Health Improvement and Innovation at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation. In that capacity, she provided strategic leadership for the Center by overseeing a diverse staff of over 200 employees, consultants, and volunteers to implement policies, practices, and training to prevent underage drinking. Ms. Davis-Joyce was also the Deputy Director, Office of Alcohol, and other Drug Abuse at the American Medical Association.

An accomplished director, professor, public speaker, and conference facilitator, Ms. Davis-Joyce has worked with youth, policy makers, law enforcement, parents, universities, medical staff, judicial communities, public health organizations, government entities, private agencies, non-profit organizations, and business owners on substance use prevention efforts. She specializes in program development, implementation and sustainability, evaluation, global policy development, strategic planning, training, coalition building, translating research to practice, quality assurance, developing quality measures and inter-agency coordination.

Ms. Davis-Joyce has served as a Board Member for the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation and has held various leadership positions with the American Public Health Association.

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