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Central California Center for Health And Human Services

Cassandra L. Joubert, ScD

cassandra office photoDr. Cassandra Joubert is Director of the Central California Children's Institute, and Professor in the Department of Public Health. She received the Doctor of Science degree in maternal and child health from the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health, and the Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and child development from Howard University. She also received a graduate certificate in infant-parent mental health from the University of Massachusetts-Boston's satellite program in Napa, California. Her primary interests are promoting the well-being of infants and toddlers through positive and nurturing parent-child relationships, and training parents and practitioners who work with very young children. She is the principal author of a family memoir that discusses racial/cultural influences on children's mental health.

Prior to joining Fresno State, Dr. Joubert spent ten years in philanthropy, holding senior positions with the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan in Detroit and the Rutt Mott Foundation in Flint, Michigan. In addition, she has held academic appointments at the University of Oklahoma, College of Public Health and the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently a board member of the National Assembly for School-Based Health Care, and was formerly a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Public Health and the California Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders. She has served on a number of nonprofit boards focusing on children's issues, and has been an advocate for children and families throughout her career.

Contact Information

Cassandra L. Joubert, ScD
Director, Central California Children's Institute
Professor, College of Health and Human Services
Phone: (559) 228-2166
Fax: (559) 228-2168
1625 E. Shaw Ave, #146
Fresno, CA 93710