Joanne Tompkins, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Joanne Tompkins

Dr. Tompkins is a social scientist with expertise in aging, social determinants of health, and health disparities. She joined the Center for Guardianship Excellence in 2020 and has contributed her expertise to published and ongoing research projects.

Her research for The Center focuses on determining the need for guardianship, the social and financial costs of not meeting these needs, and ways to improve data collection. Her work has contributed to many new and well-received educational events.

Joanne is a frequent speaker at conferences and shares insights that help professionals in the social and private sector professions to understand profound facts about the needs of others.

Prior to joining the Center, Joanne worked as a Healthcare Statistician Consultant analyzing data to identify trends that could improve hospital operations, conducted quantitative and qualitative research on various social issues. 

She taught college courses on aging, medical sociology, and research methods. 

Joanne earned a PhD in Sociology from the University at Buffalo and a MSEd in Health Science and BS in Sociology from SUNY Brockport.