Department of Public Health

Dr. Daphne Joslin

Daphne Joslin

Office:   Hunziker Wing 143
Phone:   973-720-2604
Office Hours:   M 3:30-4:30 pm, W 10:30-11 am & 2-3:00pm

Department: Public Health
Position: Professor
Area Specialization: Health Policy, Aging/Gerontology


Ph.D., Sociology, New York University, New York, NY

M.P.H., Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY

M.A., Sociology, New York University, New York, NY

Related Professional Experience

Director, Grandparent Resources and Caregiver Initiative Alliance (GRACIA) Program, Passaic County, NJ

Coalition Co-Founder & Coordinator – Grandparents as Parents Task Force of Passaic County (GAP), NJ

Co-founder, Institute for Creative Aging, William Paterson University

Founder, Students of Life (SOL) Program, William Paterson University

Senior Long Term Care Specialist, Health Policy Analyst and Advocate  - New York City Department for the Aging

Health Planner – Hudson Valley Health Systems Agency, New York

Project Director, Continuing Medical Education in Geriatrics and Long Term Care Columbia University Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, New York 

Staff Analyst, Department of Program Evaluation and Patient Care, Harlem Hospital Center, New York 

Recipient, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Post Doctoral Training Grant Social Stress and Mental Health

Certified Instructor, Yoga Dance and Yoga Dance for Special Populations

Selected Publications

Author/Editor   Invisible Caregivers: Older Adults Raising Children in the Wake of HIV/AIDS. Columbia University Press 2002.

Custodial Grandparent Empowerment: Models of Practice. Families in Society: The Journal  of Contemporary Social Services 90 (2), 196-204, 2009.

Grandparents Raising Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in the Family. In C. Cox, ed. To Grandmother’s House We Go and Stay: The Issues, Needs and Policies Affecting Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. New York, NY:

Emotional Well-being Among Grandparents Raising Children Affected and Orphaned by HIV Disease. In, Goldberg-Glen & Hayslip, eds. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Theoretical, Empirical and Clinical Perspectives. New York, NY: Springer

Self-Reported Physical Health Among Older Surrogate  Parents to Children Orphaned and Affected by HIV Disease, with R. Harrison. AIDS Care 14 (5) 619-624, 2002.

Legislative Testimony

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren. New Jersey Assembly, Subcommittee on Grandparents.

The Impact of Diagnostic Related Groupings (DRGs) on the Elderly. U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Aging         

Current Interests: Violence as a public health issue; health care policy reform

Courses taught: Health Care and Health Policy; Concepts and Issues in Aging; Violence as a Public Health Issue; Health Administration; Healthy U; Policies and Programs in Aging; Internship in Public Health