Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH)
Stephanie Joseph, M.P.H.
Stephanie Joseph M.P.H, joined the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) in January 2012. Prior to joining the NIH, Stephanie worked as a biomedical engineer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). While there, she performed post-market surveillance of medical devices to ensure their safety. She also collaborated with the 350 hospitals in the Medical Device Safety Network (MedSun) to encourage adverse event reporting and to learn about medical device hazards that threaten the public health. Her efforts contributed to several medical device recalls and public safety communications. While at FDA, Stephanie also led efforts related to surgical fire prevention . Prior to joining FDA, Stephanie worked for ECRI Institute, a collaborating center of the World Health Organization (WHO), where she performed comparative medical device evaluations and published the results. She also served as a consultant and performed accident and forensic investigations of medical device-related adverse events and reviewed premarket notification/510(k) regulatory submissions. Her experience also includes employment as a research and development engineer, where she was involved in the design and development of cardiac catheters and the design and implementation of medical device packaging systems. Stephanie received her bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Toronto and her master’s degree in public health (M.P.H) from Emory University.