Julia Costich is a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Public Health's Dept. of Health Management and Policy, which she chaired from 2005-2012, and former director of the Master of Health Administration program (2009-2012). She also served as director of the state’s 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 official for state health care programs. Dr. Costich holds a B.A. from Duke University and M.P.A., Ph.D., and J.D. degrees from the University of Kentucky.