Joy Lincoln

Joy Lincoln, PhD

Children’s Wisconsin since 2019
  • Peter Sommerhauser Chair for Cardiac Quality, Outcomes and Research, Children’s Wisconsin
  • Director of Cardiovascular Research, Herma Heart Institute
  • Professor and Associate Chief, Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Research Director, Pediatric Cardiology, Medical College of Wisconsin



Dr. Lincoln is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in the field of cardiac valve biology. She holds three major awards from the NIH that focus on cardiac valvular development and disease, and her enthusiasm to serve as a collaborative partner is evident through her role as co-investigator on two other major NIH awards. Dr. Lincoln is committed to the professional development of her colleagues and mentees. This dedication is evident through her previous leadership roles in faculty development, as well as her long list of successful mentees. This list includes junior faculty, postdoctoral and clinical fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students and medical students. Many of these mentees have successfully earned NIH and American Heart Association Awards under her guidance, as well as other honors.

Areas of Interest

  • Cardiology
  • Research faculty
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Education and Awards


  • 2002, University of Durham - United Kingdom - Molecular and Developmental Biology , PhD
  • 1998, University of Durham - United Kingdom, BS


  • 2006, Cincinnati Children's Wisconsin Medical Center - Post Doctoral Research Fellow - Division of Molecular Cardiovascular Biology

Research and publications