Joseph is a member of the OPS Legislation Work Group. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University (BA-English) and the University of Utah School of Medicine (MD-1982, MSPH-1986). He has completed post-graduate training and board certification in family practice, public health, and occupational/environmental medicine.
Dr. Jarvis practiced family medicine at community health centers in Salt Lake City, Washington DC, and Reno. He served as the State Health Officer in the Nevada Division of Health, and as a medical officer in OSHA/US Dept. of Labor and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Dr. Jarvis has been a member of the medical faculty at the University of Utah, the University of Nevada, and the National Jewish Center in Denver, CO. Since 1993 Dr. Jarvis has served private and public sector clients as a consultant in public health and environmental medicine. He has served on the boards of the Colorado Public Health Association, Utah Public Health Association, and Physicians for a National Health Program. Dr. Jarvis was the founding board chair for Utah’s leading non-partisan source of health policy information, the Utah Health Policy Project. He received the Republican nomination once each for Utah State Senate and the Utah House of Representatives. Dr. Jarvis has been married for 44 years to Annette W. Jarvis, an internationally renowned corporate bankruptcy attorney currently affiliated with Greenberg, Traurig. They are the parents of 5 children and have 7 grandchildren. Dr. Jarvis has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of three books: The Purple World: Healing the Harm in American Health Care; What the Single Eye Sees: Faith, Hope, Charity, and the Pursuit of Discipleship; and The Hope of the Promise: Israel in Ancient and Latter Days.