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Julia Field Costich, MPA, JD, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chair
Julia Costich, J.D., Ph.D. is a professor and associate chair of the Dept. of Health Services Management in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, where she also serves as associate director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center. Her current research focuses on legal and policy issues in public health and health care, health reform, and electronic health information exchange. She served as department chair 2005-2012, director of the Master of Health Administration program 2010-2012, and director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center 2003-2010. Before joining the UK public health faculty in 1998, she administered academic medical programs, practiced health care law, and served as a policy specialist and administrator for state health care programs.
Dr. Costich’s research interests focus on legal and policy issues, including health care funding and access for vulnerable populations, injury prevention, and comparative health systems.
HA 601: Overview of U.S. Healthcare (pdf format)
CPH 653: Public Health Law (pdf format)