Joyce Brown (she/her) was born and raised in Chicago. She is now retired after a career working in a nursing home, in retail, and most recently as a church secretary. One thing in common among all her jobs was that she always worked with people.
Joyce is a survivor of breast cancer, which she discovered in her body through a routine mammogram. Since becoming cancer free three years ago, she has taken it upon herself to do all she can for other patients and survivors. Joyce serves on multiple breast cancer task forces and survivor groups and spends much time in the community raising awareness about disparities and educating community members about preventive and other resources. She says she never wants women to feel alone and helpless. The All of Us Research Program appeals to Joyce because of the opportunities it presents for networking, advocacy, and information sharing for patients and within the medical community.