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Julie Kornfeld, PhD, MPH

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Julie  Kornfeld, PhD, MPH


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  • English


  • Voluntary Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences


Research Interests

• Health Communications
• Health Disparities
• Public Health Education
• Medicine and Public Health
• Program Evaluation


2009 Ph.D.
University of Miami
1997 MPH
University of Miami
1987 B.S.
Boston University



Julie Kornfeld, PhD, MPH, serves as Assistant Dean for Public Health, UM Miller School of Medicine and Assistant Faculty member in the Department of Public Health Sciences. In that capacity she has central administrative responsibility and oversight for the Masters in Public Health (MPH) graduate program as well as the MD/MPH program at UMMSOM.  Dr. Kornfeld has been responsible for leading the successful growth, management, and maintenance of high quality public health masters and joint degree programs at the medical school. She plays a critical role in the development and implementation of the public health curriculum as well as the design and implementation of practicum experiences both domestically and internationally. Since 2010, Dr. Kornfeld has served as the Co-Principal Investigator on a five-year educational development grant by HRSA. This program awards both the MD and MPH degrees in four years with the goal of producing physicians who pursue careers in clinical, administrative, research and policy formulation in the public health sector. Dr. Kornfeld is also an active instructor for a wide variety of MPH courses including, Introduction to Public Health, Program Evaluation, and special seminar courses for the dual degree programs at both the law and medical schools. 

Prior to her role in the Department of Public Health Sciences and in medical education Dr. Kornfeld was the Director of the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Information Service-Coastal Region, a NIH funded cancer information and education program housed at the Sylvester Cancer Center. She has authored numerous publications on health communications, health disparities and cancer control.