With over a decade of experience discovering cures for the most common health diseases and disorders, Dr. Joyonna Gamble-George is an internationally acclaimed scientist. Her passion for science stems from her participation in a summer research program in the bioinorganic chemistry field that was sponsored by NASA during high school. She has traveled the globe sharing her research approaches to medicine with diverse audiences, including Nobel Prize winners. Previously, she worked as a subject matter expert for the National Institutes of Health, where she was an advisor for doctors, psychologists, nurses, and other scientists across the United States that conduct research on chronic heart and lung diseases and mental health in people living with HIV. Dr. Gamble-George currently studies at New York University how interactions between an individual’s genes and their social environment contribute to mental health problems and other health risk behaviors using brain imaging and behavioral science methods. Dr. Gamble-George received over 20 awards for her leadership, philanthropy, and dedication to science while fostering diversity. Given her considerable accomplishments, she was selected for the AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador program, which brings together women in different STEM careers to serve as high-profile role models for middle school girls. She recently received the National Institutes of Health Director's Award for her dedication and advancement of women's health research, workforce development, and health education. Dr. Gamble-George holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biology with Honors in Mathematics from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master of Health Administration from the University of South Florida College of Public Health. She enjoys drawing, painting, writing poetry, and playing the alto sax and piano.

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