Julie Carmalt


Julie Carmalt

Associate Director, Sloan Program in Health Administration
3301B, MVR Hall
Phone: 607-255-2502
Email: jhc48@cornell.edu
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Curriculum Vitae
Biographical Statement:

Julie Carmalt is Associate Director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration and a Lecturer in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University.  She joined the department after receiving her Ph.D. in Policy Analysis and Management from Cornell University in 2009.


Carmalt is a demographer by training with primary research and teaching interests in population health, population health management, public health policy, the social determinants of health, and relationships and health.  New areas of research focus are population health management education.


Prior to arriving at Cornell, Carmalt worked as a case manager of adjudicated adolescent women and coordinated a study of juvenile female offenders.  Prior to that she was a director of programs for persons with disabilities.


Understanding the unique needs of defined populations and developing programs and cross-sector partnerships to improve the health and wellbeing of specific groups has been a life-long endeavor that is particularly relevant to today's changing healthcare landscape.


In the fall of 2016, Carmalt, a RYT200 Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher, developed CHE Community Yoga to promote health, well-being, and community connection among College of Human Ecology members.

Teaching and Advising Statement:

My key areas of teaching include the evolution of population health management, health demography, and the social determinants of health. I utilize hands-on applied activities, flipped classroom methodology, mindfulness, and service learning to enhance student learning and engagement.

Advising, to me, means being present in the moment to help students develop the self-awareness required to identify their unique strengths, recognize what they are passionate about, and assessing and working with their limitations.

Current Professional Activities:

Sloan Program Admissions Committee, Cornell University

Cornell Health Student Health Benefits Advisory Committee, Cornell University

HAMPCAS Advisory Board, Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Cornell eHub

Current Research Activities:

Population Health Focus Groups: I am currently co-investigating how to improve population health management education by participating in a cross-university qualitative study of 10 MHA program advisory boards (paper forthcoming). Another related line of inquiry involves using innovative case examples and focus groups among health administration faculty identify to identify successful integration of the healthcare and public health systems as well as define models for how population health is integrated into undergraduate and graduate curricula.

Current Public Engagement Activities:

Cayuga Area Plan/Preferred Ithaca Community Healthcare Forum participant
Tompkins County Outdoor Recreation Tourism Program forum participant
Cayuga Blue Lake Trail forum participant


Ph.D., Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
M.S., Policy Analysis and Management, Cornell University
M.S., Family Ecology, University of Utah
B.A., Liberal Arts-Recreation Administration, Humboldt State University

Courses Taught:

PAM 3280: Fundamentals of Population Health
PAM 5280: Population Health for Health Managers
PAM 5900: Event Planning and Leadership
PE 1676: Finding Your Flow: Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Related Websites:

Sloan Program in Health Administration

Cornell Population Center

American College of Healthcare Executives

Association of University Programs in Health Administration

Population Association of America


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Administrative Responsibilities:

Director, Sloan Admissions Committee
Leader, Sloan Visit Day

Selected Publications:

Caron, R.M., Hewitt, A.M., Carmalt, J.J, Hooker, E.A.. (Under review). Innovations in the integration of the healthcare and public health systems.

Hooker, E.A., Caron, R.M., Hewitt, A.M., Carmalt, J.J., Landry, A.Y., & Carlton, E.L. (2017). Defining Population Health: Leveraging Advisory Board Members' Perspectives to Identify Health Administration Curriculum Content. The Journal of Health Administration Education, 34(1), 5-20.

Lichter, D.T., Carmalt, J.H., & Qian, Z. (2011). Immigration and Intermarriage among Hispanics: Crossing Racial and Generational Boundaries. Sociological Forum, 26(2), 241- 264.


Lichter, D.T., & Carmalt, J.H. (2009). Cohabitation and the rise of out-of-wedlock childbearing. Family Focus, 54.2, F11-F13.


Lichter, D.T., & Carmalt, J.H. (2009). Religion and Marital Quality among Low-Income Couples. Social Science Research, 38, 168-187.


Carmalt, J.H., Cawley, J., Joyner, K., & Sobal, J. (2008). Body Weight and Matching with a Physically Attractive Romantic Partner. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70(5), 1287-1296.


Lichter, D.T., Brown, J.B., Qian, Z., & Carmalt, J.H. (2007). Marital Assimilation among Hispanics: Evidence of Declining Cultural and Economic Incorporation? Social Science Quarterly, 88(3), 745-765.


Smith, K.R., & Carmalt, J.H. (2006). From the Trailhead to the Summit of Utah’s Age Pyramid: Age Structure in Utah, (pp. 3–18), In C.D. Zick & K.R., Smith (Eds). Utah at the Beginning of the New Millennium: A Demographic Perspective. Salt Lake City, UT: University of Utah Press.

Selected Keywords:
Health Administration; Population Health; Population Health Management; Health Disparities; Demography; Community Health Needs Assessment; Benchmarking; Hot Spotting; Social Determinants of Health; Flipped Classroom; Mindfulness

The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.