Joanne Brady is a senior research scientist in the Public Health Department. Her prior research evaluated the ways in which alcohol and drug use affect injury risk, with specific research on prescription opioid and injecting drug abuse, alcohol and drug associated motor vehicle fatalities, and urban-rural differences in abuse patterns. She has extensive data management expertise and experience conducting complex statistical analyses, including small area estimation. She has conducted epidemiologic research using hospital discharge, survey, claims, electronic health record, U.S. census, multi-cause-of-death data, and other large data systems in studies addressing various clinical and public health problems. Prior to joining NORC, Brady worked as a senior staff associate at Columbia University conducting research in the Anesthesiology Department and the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention. Her previous position was as a Project Director at National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI).
Brady is co-author of over 45 published papers on a variety of topics primarily related to public health and health care. She has also served as a peer-reviewer for several prominent academic journals, including JAMA Internal Medicine in 2015. In 2014, she was awarded the 2014 William Haddon, Jr. Award in Injury Epidemiology, for outstanding research and dissertation work in the area of injury epidemiology and prevention. Brady is currently working on several public health and health related projects at NORC, including the BEST-C Hepatitis C Testing Evaluation, and a CDC Cooperative Agreement entitled ‘Economic Modeling for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, TB and School Health'.