Picture of Julie BobittJulie Bobitt, PhD is joining the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS) as an Assistant Professor. Dr. Bobitt’s primary research interests focus on the dissemination and implementation of programs and policies that impact the well-being of older adults, and her work promises to enhance CDIS’ mission to advance implementation research, practice, and education.

Dr. Bobitt has over 20 years of working to advance programs and policies on behalf of older adults, and her most recent work has focused on chronic disease management and older adults’ use of opioids and cannabis to address chronic pain.  Her research also focuses on elder abuse and Adult Protective Services. Her work has been published in several aging and public health journals, and she has presented at national conferences such as the American Public Health Association, the Gerontological Society of America and other national forums.

Dr. Bobitt earned her doctorate degree in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and completed a post-doctoral fellowship as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow with the Health and Aging Policy Fellowship program in Washington D.C.

We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Bobitt to CDIS!