J. Joy Gero PsyD

Joy Gero, Psy.D. (she/her) is a psychologist who began her career at UPMC 15 years ago at UPMC Western Behavioral Health. During her time at UPMC, she has worked in leadership and training roles across the health care system including as the leader of patient relations at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She was named the manager of LGBTQIA+ Health at UPMC in February of 2019 and helped lead a team that improved UPMC’s participation and designation in the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index. Dr. Gero currently serves as the Director of Population Health and Improvement for UPMC. In addition to her work at UPMC, Dr. Gero has facilitated trainings and spoken about topics ranging from implicit bias, being an advocate for intersectional communities, moral injury, suicide, and anxiety.


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J. Joy Gero PsyD

Director of Population Health & Improvement, Program Manager, LGBTQIA+ Health Quality

Wolff Center at UPMC

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