Dr. Charlotte Joslin
Dr. Charlotte Joslin is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Her research interests focus on the application of epidemiologic methods in collaborative projects to multiple health outcomes including disparities in health outcomes. Dr. Joslin’s research efforts have included ongoing disparity research focused on neighborhood-, community-, and individual-level health determinants that contribute to racial and gender-related inequalities in funded cancer research and eye outcomes, including large existing cohorts and proposed eye cohort studies. In addition to the general epidemiologic interests listed above, research expertise draws upon biostatistics skills acquired through extensive formal coursework in biostatistics (e.g., logistic regression analysis, survival analysis, multi-level analysis, longitudinal data analysis) demonstrated through collaborations on multiple publications. She recently joined the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) Study as an Affiliated Investigator, and am co-author on the first three HCHS/SOL papers to report eye-related outcomes (ocular healthcare utilization). I am also a Co-Investigator with the recently-funded Ovarian Cancer in Women of African Ancestry (OCWAA) Consortium, the largest study of ovarian cancer risk and survival in African-American women. Additionally, Dr. Joslin is a Co-Investigator serving as the role of epidemiologist/biostatistician on a diabetic retinopathy project with a well-funded, basic ophthalmic research group at UIC. She is the principle investigator (PI) in an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant, “Racial Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Survival” and had served as PI/ Co-investigator in several NIH-funded research projects. She is currently providing guidance on aspects of the NCDB dataset, as well as support in the interpretation of the findings and development of the subsequent manuscripts.