Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. She is a primary care pediatrician and physician scientist whose research over the past 16 years has focused on optimizing the well-being of Filipino American youth. Her work has been funded by the National Institute of Health’s Eunice Kennedy National Institute for Child Health and Development and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Team Kapwa is a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and community partners whose vision is to create a culture of mental health and healthy parenting in the Filipino community.
We are honored to be chosen for the first cohort of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship, a national leadership program aimed at creating a culture of health for all Americans.
Team Kapwa includes:
Joyce Javier MD, MPH, MS (Team Captain), Dean Coffey PsyD, Jed David MS, OT, Horacio Lopez MD, Aviril Sepulveda MS, OT, and multiple community partners/members.
Asian Pacific Counseling and Treatment Centers/SSG
Filipino Cultural School
Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School
Kayamanan Ng Lahi
Precious Blood Catholic School
Search to Involve Pilipino Americans
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of a parent education program entitled, "The Incredible Years" on the Filipino community. The goal of this program to strengthen parent-child relationships and promote the social and academic success of our children.
Please call (323)691-0529 or email at email@example.com to learn more about this study and determine your eligibility.
You may learn positive parenting skills that can ultimately improve your child's behavior and success in school, prevent behavioral problems in children, and improve family communication and problem-solving.
The proposed research will provide important information on how parenting programs can prevent emotional and behavioral issues among Filipino youth.
Team Kapwa members Aviril Sepulveda and Jed David will present at the American Public Health Association's 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo in San Diego, California. The presentation is entitled, "A Silent Minority Speaks: A conference to address stigma and increase awareness of Filipino mental health disparities".
Local Pediatrician Honored as a Hero
by Mary O'Keefe
SC CTSI Alum Joyce Javier, MD, MPH, MS, is Honored as one of World's Most Influential Filipinas by Global Advocacy Organization By Paul Karon
Location: Griffith Park
Thank you to all of our previous parents and community partners for coming!
We hope everyone had a blast.
In July 2017, we facilitated an community event at Children's Hospital Los Angeles to talk about mental health in the Filipino Community. Thank you to all who participated!