Julie Bobitt is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science, in the Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Bobitt earned her doctorate degree in Community Health from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Julie has over 20 years of experience working to advance programs and policies on behalf of older adults. Her previous work at The University of Iowa Center on Aging included contributing to the development of a statewide coalition to advance the provision of specialty services to older adults with mental health needs, and she assisted with the design and implementation of a nationally funded collaborative model of care for older persons with mental health needs.
Dr. Bobitt’s primary research interest concerns the dissemination and implementation of policies and programs that impact older adults. Most recently she has studied the implementation of the National Voluntary Consensus Guidelines for Adult Protective Services by state programs. She also is currently researching the impact of cannabis legalization on the use of opioids by older adults.
Julie has served on the Advisory Board for the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging for over 10 years and recently appointed by Governor J.B. Pritzker to the Illinois Council on Aging Advisory Group, an advisory body to the Illinois Department on Aging.
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