Katy Kozhimannil, PhD
Director, Rural Health Program
Dr. Katy Kozhimannil directs CTSI’s Rural Health Program, where she develops programs to improve rural health through translational research and science and contributes to emerging national efforts of the NIH Clinical Translational Science Award Program to improve rural health.
Dr. Katy Kozhimannil is a Professor in the School of Public Health’s Division of Health Policy and Management, Director of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, and the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs' (OACA) Director of Rural Health Programs.
She conducts research to inform the development, implementation, and evaluation of health policy that impacts health care delivery, quality, and outcomes during critical times in the lifecourse, including pregnancy and childbirth. Through her scholarly work, she aims to contribute to the evidence base for clinical and policy strategies to advance racial, gender, and geographic equity and to collaborate with stakeholders in making policy change to address social determinants and structural injustice in order to facilitate improved health and well-being.
She received her PhD in Health Policy from Harvard University and her MPA in Policy and Administration from Princeton University.