Joan Kub, PhD, MA, PHCNS, BC, FAAN
Joan Kub, a public health nurse and behavioral scientist, has a special interest in teaching, writing, and research about violence and substance abuse as public health problems, and in ethics and spirituality. She coordinates the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing MSN/MPH program, a joint program with the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Kub holds joint appointments with both the schools of public health and medicine and her current clinical practice is focused on classroom substance abuse and violence prevention programs for youth. Dr. Kub currently provides continuing education to public health nurses in Maryland with support from a federal grant awarded to the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center. Her earlier work has involved high-risk families and community-based primary prevention. She has been a co-investigator on studies examining the consequences of domestic violence, dating violence, and bullying behavior in youth, including two ongoing federally-funded studies; one on workplace violence and another on childhood asthma in an urban setting. She also is involved in projects that examine the role spirituality plays in health and recovery. In 2006, Dr. Kub received the Maryland Nurses Association Mentor of the Year award.
Areas of Scholarly Expertise and InterestSubstance abuse and violence; dating violence; domestic violence; tuberculosis; end-of-life care and spirituality; public health nursing.
Bellin, M., Osteen, P., Collins, K., Butz, A., & Kub, J. (2014). "The influence of community violence and protective factors on asthma morbidity and healthcare utilization in high-risk children." Journal of Urban Health, 91 (4), 677-689.
Savage, C., Kub, J., & Groves, S. (2016). "Public Health Science and Nursing Practice." Philadelphia: F.A Davis Company.
Kub, J. & Feldman,-M. (2015). "Bullying Prevention: A Call for Collaborative Efforts Between School Nurses and School Psychologists." Psychology in the Schools. 52(7): 658-671
Kub, J., Kulbok, P., & Glick, D. (2015). "Cornerstone Documents, Milestones, and Policies
Shaping the Direction of Public Health Nursing 1890-1950." OJIN, May 2015
Kub, J. & Solari-Twadell, P.A. (2013) "Religiosity/Spirituality and Substance Use in Adolescence as Related to Positive Development: A Literature Review." Journal of Addictions Nursing, 24(4),247-262.
Kub, J., Jennings, J., Donithan, M., Walker, J. M., Land, C. L., & Butz, A. (2009). "Life events, chronic stressors, and depressive symptoms in low-income urban mothers with asthmatic children." Public Health Nursing, 26 (4), 297-306.
- Behavioral health & social determinants
- Spirituality and health outcomes
Awards and Honors
Excellence in Teaching and Scholarship Award—South Dakota State University
80th Anniversary Excellence Award—April 10, 2015
Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health—Alpha Chapter
Outstanding Mentor Award 2006—Maryland Nursing Association
Johns Hopkins Nurses Alumni Association Excellence in Teaching Award