Joy Toliver joined NIA’s Office of Small Business Research as a program analyst in January 2020. In this role, she coordinates communications and administrative tasks for NIA’s small business grant review process and for the NIH Applicant Assistance Program. She also co-leads NIA’s small business investor and partnering initiatives. Prior to joining NIA, Joy served in various leadership roles in senior housing and geriatric care management. She completed her Master of Public Health degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was awarded the 2020 Outstanding Internship Award for her research project titled “Aging and Homelessness.” Joy developed a survey tool to assess Baltimore City homeless shelters and presented recommendations to address shelter accessibility, reasonable accommodations, and services that meet the unique needs of older adults experiencing homelessness. Her interests include minority health disparities, long-term care housing quality, and geriatric care management.