Julie K. Preskitt, PhD

Associate Professor
Ryals 330H

Julie Preskitt, MSOT, MPH, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Maternal and Child Health Concentration, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's School of Public Health (UAB-SOPH). She holds a PhD in public administration and public policy at Auburn University (2010); a master's of public health in maternal and child health from UAB-SOPH (2003; and a master's of science in occupational therapy from UAB School of Health Professions. Prior to joining the faculty of UAB-SOPH, Dr. Preskitt was employed as the Special Programs Coordinator for Children's Rehabilitation Service, a division of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and Alabama's Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN).

In that role, she was responsible for coordination of the CSHCN portions of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant, liaison activities for all MCH initiatives, coordination of the children's traumatic brain injury (TBI) program, and policy issues related to physical therapy, occupational therapy, durable medical equipment, and TBI. Her previous experience includes provision of occupational therapy services in pediatric hospital and early intervention settings. Dr. Preskitt's current research interests include children with special health care needs, maternal and child health policy, disability policy, and underinsurance/adequacy of insurance.