Julie Kapp, PhD


Julie M. Kapp, PhD currently researches the fields of epidemiology, public health, health program and policy evaluation, health promotion, and disease prevention (particularly cancer). Her focus across all of these fields is bridged by her interests related to a balanced quality and quantity of life. Her faculty appointments have included notable roles, such as the Director of the Health and Behavioral Risk Research Center (2005‐2007), Margaret Proctor Mulligan Faculty Scholar (2009‐2012) for her breast cancer research, and the Director of the Partnership for Evaluation, Assessment, and Research (2012‐2014). She has served as an NIH grant reviewer, an Associate Editor for BMC Cancer, and a journal reviewer for such notable titles as Cancer, International Journal of Cancer, and The Lancet. She was one of 14 Fellows nationally selected into the Malcolm Baldrige Executive Fellows Program (2014‐2015).  She was elected as a Fellow to the American College of Epidemiology in recognition of her significant and sustained contributions to the field of epidemiology.

Academic Information

Associate Professor
P. 573-882-6178

Research Interests

  • Study of population health progression in the U.S.
  • Effective implementation of population health components in the Affordable Care Act
  • Improving health behaviors and health outcomes using systems thinking
  • Improving the interface between primary care and public health

Areas of Expertise

  • application of systems-science to design effective systems for population health improvement

Education & Training

Post-Graduate School

MPH, PhD, Public Health, Saint Louis University