Dr. Paule V. Joseph is a 2019 Lasker Scholar and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Distinguished Scholar. She is Chief of the Section of Sensory Science and Metabolism (SenSMet) in Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research (DICBR) at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) with a dual appointment at National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR). Prior to her tenure track position, she was an Assistant Clinical Investigator at NINR. Dr. Joseph received an AAS in Nursing at Hostos Community College, a BSN from the College of New Rochelle, and a Master of Science with a specialty as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Pace University. She completed her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and conducted her PhD work at the Monell Chemical Senses Center. She then completed a Clinical and Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship at the NINR supported by the Office of Workforce Diversity. Her laboratory aims to understand neurological and molecular mechanisms underlying chemosensation (taste, smell & chemesthesis) and motivational pathways of ingestive behaviors how they might be different in individuals with obesity and alcohol and substance use disorders. Besides, due to reports of taste and smell loss from individuals affected by COVID-19, they began investigating chemosensation and COVID-19. We are focused on understanding the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the chemical senses. Dr. Joseph has received several awards, including the highly competitive Ajinomoto Award for Young Investigators in Gustation, the Johnson & Johnson- American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship, the Rockefeller University Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award. Last year she was selected by the National Minority Quality Forum (NMQF) as one of 2020’s 40 Under 40 Leaders in Minority Health and National Association of Hispanic Nurses 40 under 40 award winner. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Transcultural Nursing Society.