Dr. Joseph West is an epidemiologist, population health and data analytics leader with over 15 years of experience in teaching, public health practice, and research. His work has been funded by NIH, CDC, CMS, HRSA and Foundations, to name a few. He’s published nearly 50 public health articles and academic presentations and received several public health awards. Dr. West is a co-founder and former Chief Population Health Officer for NextLevel Health Illinois, a Medicaid HMO, and he has worked extensively on public health initiatives in the US and abroad. He’s a recognized leader in the development of outcomes-based healthcare, value-based care models, managed care, and LEAN processes. He has expertise in meta-analysis, statistical planning, data management, statistical methods and models, and clinical epidemiology.

At the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, he currently lectures on Public Health, Population Health Management and Research Methodology. His research focus is Community-Based Interventions for Trauma and Responsive Care. Dr. West received his Masters of Science and Doctorate of Science from Harvard T.H. Chan School for Public Health and earned his undergraduate degree from University of Illinois – Urbana.