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Joy Doll



Joy Doll is the Vice President of Community Programs for CyncHealth. In this role, Joy supports cross-sector partnerships to build a social determinants of health ecosystem that includes community based organizations, health information technology and health care organizations. She led the first EHR integration of health care and social care in the state of Nebraska. She is a passionate advocate for health equity supporting programs like the Health and Dwelling, a Medical Respite for the Homeless and the Greater Omaha Pathways Hub.

Prior to joining CyncHealth, Joy served as the Inaugural Executive Director for establishing the Center for Interprofessional Education and Research (CIPER) where she was engaged with CHI Health to develop, establish and study an interprofessional clinical learning environment.  She was the Vice Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions at Creighton University. During her time at the CU, she was also the director of a Post Professional OTD Program where she was responsible for recruitment and retention of students, managing student issues, and maintaining program excellence.

Currently, Joy is still an Associate Clinical Professor of Occupational Therapy at Creighton University where she gives guest lectures and designed a course on health informatics. She is author of the textbook Grant Writing and Program Development for Occupational Therapy Practitioners: Making the Connection and over 50 book chapters or peer reviewed journal publications. She is a sought after speaker including the 2018 TedX Talk entitled Cultivating Collaboration in Health Care: The Journey of an Accidental Expert. Joy earned her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree in 2003 from Creighton University. In May 2022, she completed a miniMBA from University of Arizona as a recipient of the CommonSprit Equity Impact Scholarship.

Contact Info

Omaha, Nebraska
United States
Profile last updated: February 20, 2023

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  • OT and Social Determinants of Health

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