Nida Joseph, MPH, is a program associate at the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS). In this role she supports efforts related to integrating care for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid and reforming long-term services and supports systems.

Prior to joining CHCS, Nida worked as a contact tracer for New York City where she played a fundamental role in controlling the spread of the COVID-19 virus by connecting newly diagnosed cases and contacts to appropriate resources and informing them about updated COVID-19 guidelines. She also previously worked with Centerlight Healthcare, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly organization, where she acted as a liaison between all major departments within the plan and advocated on behalf of its participants to improve their care experience.

During her graduate studies, Nida held an internship with Health CUNY, which is a university-wide initiative that seeks to improve student health and academic success. Here, she developed a resource guide for students facing hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically regarding health care access and housing insecurity. She was also a part of a research team that was working to implement a university student health plan.

Nida holds a master’s degree in public health from the City University of New York, School of Public Health and Health Policy and a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Florida Atlantic University.