Julia F. Costich, JD, PhD
111 Washington Ave.
CPH 103C
Lexington, KY 40536-0003
Contact: | 859.257.6712




University of Kentucky



Martin School of Public Policy

University of Kentucky


PhD, French

University of Kentucky


BA, French

Duke University


Dr. Julia F. Costich is the Peter P. Bosomworth Professor of Health Services Research in the Department of Health Management and Policy. She also serves as Associate Director of the Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, where she is principal investigator of the Kentucky Trauma Registry, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration through the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 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 College faculty in1998, Dr. Costich administered academic medical programs, practiced health care law, and served as a policy specialist and administrator for state health care programs.

Research Interests:


  • Legal and policy issues in public health and health care
  • Health reform
  • Public health surveillance quality