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Joyonna Gamble-George

Neuroscientist, Health Scientist, Behavioral Scientist

Joyonna Gamble-George, Ph.D., is a former Early Career Policy Ambassador and alumna of the Neuroscience Scholars Program for the Society for Neuroscience. Through the AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, she served as an expert science advisor for doctors, psychologists, nurses, and other scientists across the United States that conduct implementation science research on chronic heart and lung diseases and mental health in vulnerable populations, such as people living with HIV. Dr. Gamble-George is the co-founder of a biotech Internet of Things software applications and device development company searching for data science-based methods to combat brain disorders and other health issues. Her business acumen and advocacy for STEM-based entrepreneurship were honored with the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award, the Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and as a finalist for the 2019 Lewis A. Shattuck Small Business Advocate of the Year Award. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Biology with Honors in Mathematics from Xavier University of Louisiana, a Master of Health Administration from the University of South Florida College of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Vanderbilt University. She completed postdoctoral training at the University of Florida McKnight Brain Institute and New York University. As a scientist, Dr. Gamble-George conducts research related to HIV risky behaviors and brain diseases and disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and stress-related disorders, HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder, and substance use disorders. Given her considerable accomplishments, Dr. Gamble-George was selected for the AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador program, which brings together women in a variety of STEM careers to serve as high profile role models for middle school girls and young women. Dr. Gamble-George has received notable recognition and many awards for her strong dedication to mentoring the next generation of scientists.

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In my spare time outside of my STEM career, I love to draw and paint, write poetry, or play the alto saxophone and piano.
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