566 McCampbell Hall, 
1581 Dodd Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43210

Fax: 614-366-0345

Clinical Focus

Endocrinology with specific focus on diabetes and obesity.

Research Focus

Dr. Joseph's research focus is to understand risk factors for the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes in diverse populations. His group examines the role of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, specifically aldosterone and cortisol, in the development of diabetes and obesity using data from longitudinal observational cohorts. He has also been working to shed light on racial and ethnic differences in the association of physical activity and other lifestyle factors in the development of diabetes using large multi-ethnic observational cohorts including the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) and the Jackson Heart Study. The hypotheses generated using epidemiological approaches is used to design and execute detailed metabolic clinical studies to uncover explanatory mechanisms as potential targets for preventive interventions for diabetes and obesity.


  • Connecticut State Medical License (#50981), 2012 - 2013
  • Ohio State Medical License (#35.129258), 2016 - 2018
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine (#332279), 2013
  • Diplomate, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine (#332279), 2015


Fellowship: Christopher D. Saudek M.D. fellow in Diabetes Research Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism –Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Primary Mentor: Sherita H. Golden, MD, MHS, 2013 - 2016
Internship and residency: Department of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, 2009 - 2012
Clinical research fellowship: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Primary Mentor: Michael N. Sack, MD, PhD, 2006 - 2008
MD: Boston University School of Medicine, 2003 - 2009
BS: Morehouse College, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, 1999 - 2003

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