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Joan Kub - USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Los Angeles, CA, US

Joan Kub Joan Kub

Adjunct Professor Dept. of Nursing | USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work


Nursing expert, focusing on public health and behavioral science


Dr. Joan Kub is an adjunct professor in the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Department of Nursing. She earned a BSN from South Dakota State University, an MSN in community health nursing from the University of Maryland, an MA in Theology from St. Mary's Ecumenical Institute and a PhD from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

Dr. Kub is a public health nurse and behavioral scientist, and she has special interests in teaching, writing and research about ethics and spirituality as well as violence and substance abuse as public health problems. Before joining the USC faculty, she was an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Nursing with joint appointments in both the JHU Schools of Public Health and Medicine. Dr. Kub was the president of the Association of Community Health Nursing Educators from 2014 to 2016, and she is currently the chair of the Quad Council Coalition of Public Health Nursing Organizations.

Education (4)

Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health: PhD

St Mary's Ecumenical Institute: MA

University of Maryland: MSN

South Dakota State University: BSN

Areas of Expertise (6)


Behavioral Health

Bullying and School-Age Children

Spirituality and health

Asthma in Urban Children


Industry Expertise (7)

Health Care - Services

Health Care - Facilities

Public Policy



Health and Wellness

Health Care - Providers


Articles & Publications (1)

Very Poorly Controlled Asthma in Urban Minority Children: Lessons Learned The journal of allergy and Clinical Immunology


Very poorly controlled (VPC) asthma in children is associated with ongoing acute exacerbations but factors associated with VPC are understudied.

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