Asmith Joseph

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Epidemiology & Biostatistics

Asmith Joseph, a Ph.D. student in Epidemiology and Biostatistics and researcher at the Global Health Institute, specializes in the dynamics of infectious diseases, explicitly targeting HIV-tuberculosis coinfection in low-to-middle-income countries. Her work is centered on developing innovative treatments and prevention strategies for tuberculosis to enhance control efforts, optimize clinical care for tuberculosis, and improve reproductive health for those affected by tuberculosis.

She has a diverse public health and epidemiology background, including her role as an ORISE Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), where she contributed to a broad range of evaluation activities. Prior to this, she worked as an Epidemiologist in the Emerging Infections Program at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. In this capacity, she focused on surveillance of laboratory-confirmed cases of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus, and SARS-CoV-2 in the Atlanta area. Her work included collaboration with colleagues at Emory University and the CDC. Additionally, she has worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at the University of South Florida and the University of Miami. She coordinated research activities for multiple clinical studies. For example, she contributed to the planning and implementation of randomized control studies for HIV/AIDS, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, visual status and cognitive performance in older adults, and tobacco use cessation.

Originally from Tampa, Florida, she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences and Public Health and a Master’s in French and Applied Linguistics at the University of South Florida. She also earned a Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in epidemiology at Florida International University.

Besides her passion for public health, Asmith loves to try new recipes and share her cooking with family and friends.

  • BS, Health Sciences and Public Health, University of South Florida, 2013
  • MA, French and Applied Linguistics, University of South Florida, 2017
  • MPH, Epidemiology, Florida International University, 2020
Research Interests
  • Infectious Disease
  • HIV and Tuberculosis Interaction
  • Treatment and Prevention of Tuberculosis and HIV
  • Mobile Health (mHealth)- Using Mobile Technology for Health Care Delivery
  • Maternal and Reproductive Health