Joanne Penko, MS, MPH

Research Data Analyst

Joanne Penko is a research analyst and project manager at the Division of General Internal Medicine's Center for Vulnerable Populations. She works with Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo to support the work of the Cardiovascular Disease Modelling Group as well as other projects. Joanne is no stranger to DGIM, having worked for several years with Dr. Margot Kushel on a study of pain and opioid analgesic use and misuse in a prospective cohort of HIV-infected indigent adults in San Francisco. Other prior experience includes analytic and management work with epidemiologic studies of autoimmune disease, early childhood development, traumatic brain injury, diabetes, and aging. She holds a BA in Biology from Carleton College, an MS in Genetics from UCSF, and an MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from UC Berkeley.