Julie Carmalt
Associate Director, Senior Lecturer, Sloan Program in Health Administration
Policy Analysis and Management


Julie Carmalt is Associate Director of the Sloan Program in Health Administration and Senior 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. A new area of research focus is 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 developed and directed 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 vulnerable groups has been a life-long endeavor that is particularly relevant to today's changing healthcare landscape.

Outside of the classroom, Carmalt may be seen leading "yoga hikes" around Cornell's Beebe Lake to promote health, well-being, and community connection among her students.

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 (published 2017). Another related line of inquiry involves using innovative case examples and focus groups among health administration faculty 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 (published 2019). A third area of research uses faculty focus groups to identify population health teaching best practices (forthcoming).

Caron, R.M., Hooker, E.A, Hewitt, A.M., & Carmalt, J.H. (2018). Pedagogy: How to best teach population health to future healthcare leaders. The Journal of Health Administration Education, 35(4), 551-562.

Caron, R.M., Hewitt, A.M., Carmalt, J.H., Hooker, E.A.. (2018). Teaching population health: Innovations in the integration of the healthcare and public health systems. The Journal of Health Administration Education, 35(4), 527-550.

Hooker, E.A., Caron, R.M., Hewitt, A.M., Carmalt, J.H., 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.

Chair, Sloan Program Admissions Committee

Chair, Student Health Plan Oversight Committee, Cornell Health

Student Health Benefits Advisory Committee, Cornell Health 

Creator/Yoga Teacher, CHE Community Yoga                                                                           

Supporting Student-Community Engagement:

Ithaca Free Clinic Chronic Care Program – Patient Navigator Start-Up              

Ithaca Free Clinic Chronic Care Program – Food Pharmacy Start-Up

Industry Engagement: 

Association of University Programs in Health Administration

     Graduate Program Committee

     Conference Yoga Instructor

Campus Engagement:

Cornell Center for Health Equity

Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures

Cornell Population Program/Center, Cornell University

Chair, Student Health Plan Oversight Committee, Cornell Health

Student Health Benefits Advisory Committee, Cornell Health

CHE Community Yoga (creator/yoga teacher)


My key areas of teaching include the evolution of population health management, health demography, and the social determinants of health.

To me, teaching does not mean only a unidirectional or linear transfer of information from educator to student but instead involves the creation and facilitation of an environment where students have the opportunity to engage with each other, with their instructor, and with course material in a way that facilitates their development of new skills, interests, and knowledge. The verb “to educate” derives from the Latin root “educere” which comes from midwifery practice and means “to draw out” or “to deliver.” In both my teaching and advising, I seek opportunities to connect with students authentically to help draw out their innate abilities, ideas, understanding, goals, and interests so students may ultimately find their purpose.

PAM 3280: Fundamentals of Population Health

PAM 5280: Population Health for Health Managers



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

Chair, Sloan Admissions Committee

Event Director, Sloan Visit Day

Sloan Professional Development

Sloan Student Advising

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