Positions

Overview

  • Julie Preskitt, MSOT, MPH, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Maternal and Child Health Concentration, Department of Health Care Organization and Policy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Public Health (UAB-SOPH). Dr. Preskitt holds a PhD in public administration and public policy at Auburn University; a master’s of public health in maternal and child health from UAB-SOPH; and a master’s of science in occupational therapy from UAB School of Health Professions. Prior to joining the faculty of UAB-SOPH, she was employed as the Special Programs Coordinator for Children’s Rehabilitation Service, a division of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and Alabama’s Title V Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN). In that role, she was responsible for coordination of the CSHCN portions of the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Block Grant and needs assessment, liaison activities for all MCH initiatives, coordination of the children’s traumatic brain injury (TBI) program, and policy issues related to physical therapy, occupational therapy, durable medical equipment, and TBI. Her previous experience includes provision of occupational therapy services to children in hospital and early intervention settings through Children’s of Alabama. Dr. Preskitt’s current projects include needs assessment, program evaluation, and research in Alabama related to the Maternal, Infant, Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, Title V MCH and CSHCN Programs, Voluntary Preschool Program, Alabama’s Early Intervention System, Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance, Family to Family Health Information Center, and State-based Disability and Health Program. Her research and practice interests include children with special health care needs, child health, early childhood education, disability and health policy, access to care issues for vulnerable populations, adequacy of insurance, family engagement, needs assessment, and program evaluation.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 Neurodevelopmental Impairment Among Extremely Preterm Infants in the Neonatal Research Network.Pediatrics.  141. 2018
    2017 Retention and attrition in a home visiting programme: looking back and moving forwardEarly Child Development and Care.  187:1782-1794. 2017
    2017 Associations between participation in family activities and adolescent school problems.Child: Care, Health and Development.  43:361-368. 2017
    2016 Identifying Continuous Quality Improvement Priorities in Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting.Journal of Public Health Management and Practice.  22:E12-E20. 2016
    2016 Obesity, Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviors in Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  20:466-476. 2016
    2015 Wellness among US adolescents ages 12-17 years.Child: Care, Health and Development.  41:1207-1215. 2015
    2015 A systematic review of the association between family meals and adolescent risk outcomes.Journal of Adolescence.  44:134-149. 2015
    2015 Correlates of wellness among youth with functional disabilities.Disability and Health Journal.  8:223-230. 2015
    2015 The MCH navigator: tools for MCH workforce development and lifelong learning.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  19:324-334. 2015
    2014 Assessing needs and resources for the home visiting system in Alabama: a mixed methods approach.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  18:1075-1084. 2014
    2013 Future plans and social/recreational activities of youth with special health care needs: the implications of parental help in completing surveys.Disability and Health Journal.  6:343-351. 2013
    2013 Underinsurance in children with special health care needs: the impact of definition on findings.Maternal and Child Health Journal.  17:1478-1487. 2013
    Promoting Continuous Quality Improvement in the Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance Through Q-Sort Methodology and Learning Collaboratives.Quality Management in Health Care.  26:33-39.

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 What is Needs Assessment?.  284-285. 2018

    Research Overview

  • children with special health care needs, child health, early childhood education, disability and health policy, access to care issues for vulnerable populations, adequacy of insurance, family engagement, needs assessment, and program evaluation
  • Principal Investigator On

  • DECE Preschool Development  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2018 - 2019
  • Infant Mortality Reduction UAB  awarded by ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2018 - 2019
  • Program Evaluation - ADRS Early Intervention  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES 2018 - 2019
  • Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions with Unmet Needs in Children's Health)  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL RETARDATION 2018 - 2019
  • University of Alabama Birmingham, MIECHV  awarded by ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2018 - 2019
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham (CQI)  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2018 - 2019
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, STAAND  awarded by ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 2018 - 2019
  • Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions with Unmet Needs in Children's Health)  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL RETARDATION 2018
  • DECE Home Visiting Expansion  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2017 - 2018
  • DECE Preschool Development  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2017 - 2018
  • Program Evaluation - ADRS Early Intervention  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES 2017 - 2018
  • Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2017 - 2018
  • DECE Home Visiting Expansion  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2016 - 2017
  • DECE Preschool Development  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2016 - 2017
  • Program Evaluation - ADRS Early Intervention  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES 2016 - 2017
  • Program Evaluation - ADRS Early Intervention  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES 2016
  • DECE Preschool Development  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2015 - 2016
  • DECE Home Visiting Expansion  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2015 - 2016
  • DECE Home Visiting Expansion - First Teacher  awarded by DEPARTMENT OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION 2015 - 2016
  • DCA Preschool Development  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S AFFAIRS 2015
  • DCA Home Visiting Expansion  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S AFFAIRS 2014 - 2015
  • MCH Needs Assessment  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2014 - 2015
  • MCH Needs Assessment-CRS  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES 2014 - 2015
  • DCA Home Visiting Expansion  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S AFFAIRS 2013 - 2014
  • MCH Technical Assistance  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES 2013 - 2014
  • MCH Technical Assistance  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES 2012 - 2013
  • MCH Technical Assistance  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES 2011 - 2012
  • MCH Technical Assistance  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES 2010 - 2011
  • Investigator On

  • UAB Maternal and Child Health Policy and Leadership Education Program  awarded by Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS 2015 - 2020
  • All Kids Proposal for Special Projects  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2017 - 2018
  • AIACC Needs Assessment  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL RETARDATION 2017 - 2018
  • All Kids Proposal for Special Projects  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2016 - 2017
  • Indefinite-Delivery-Indefinite-Quantity  awarded by Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS 2013 - 2015
  • Alabama Center for Improving Health of People with Disabilities  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2014 - 2015
  • Education for MCH Leadership at UAB  awarded by Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS 2011 - 2015
  • Enhancing Current Capacity For Surveillance of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities  awarded by CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/DHHS 2010 - 2015
  • All Kids Proposal for Special Projects  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2015
  • All Kids Proposal for Special Projects  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2011 - 2014
  • Alabama Public Health Training Center (AL PHTC)  awarded by Health Resources and Services Administration/DHHS 2011 - 2014
  • Alabama Center for Improving Health of People with Disabilities  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2013 - 2014
  • Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program - Phase III  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN'S AFFAIRS 2012 - 2013
  • Alabama Center for Improving Health of People with Disabilities  awarded by ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH 2012 - 2013
  • Teaching Activities

  • HCO609 - Needs Assess. Program Planning (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HCO609Q - Needs Assmt & Prog Plan Online (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HCO605 - Foundations of MCH (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO605Q - Foundations of MCH Online (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO697Q - Internship Online (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO609 - Needs Assess. Program Planning (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO609Q - Needs Assess. Program Planning (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO697Q - Internship Online (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO799 - Dissertation Research HCOP (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt. I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO605Q - MCH Fundamental I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO697 - Internship (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO695 - Health Care Organization Sem (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO695 - Health Care Organization Sem (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • PUH491 - Directed Study (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt. I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO605Q - MCH Fundamental I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO697 - Internship (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO606 - MCH Fund II:Essential MCH Skil (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO606Q - MCH Fundaments II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PUH442 - Health Poverty and Policies (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HCO697 - Internship (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO797 - Directed Readings (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO606 - MCH Fund II:Essential MCH Skil (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO606 - MCH Fund II:Essential MCH Skil (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HCO605 - Fund of MCH Pt. I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO605Q - MCH Fundamental I (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO698 - MR Lev Dir Res HCOP (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO795 - Directed Readings (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO798 - Dissert Protocol Development (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO627 - Adv Ldrshp Prac MCH III (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO606 - MCH Fund II:Essential MCH Skil (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO606 - MCH Fund II:Essential MCH Skil (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO606 - MCH Fund II:Essential MCH Skil (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO606 - MCH Fund II:Essential MCH Skil (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO793 - DrPH Practicum (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HCO611 - Chld Hlth Dev: Womb Yng Adult (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO711 - Chld Hlth Dev: Womb Yng Adult (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO697 - Internship (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO606 - MCH Fund II: Rsrch Mthd Needs (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO606 - MCH Fund II: Rsrch Mthd Needs (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO697 - Internship (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HCO611 - Chld Hlth Dev: Womb Yng Adult (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO711 - Chld Hlth Dev: Womb Yng Adult (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HCO606 - MCH Fund II: Rsrch Mthd Needs (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • Full Name

  • Julie Preskitt
  • Blazerid

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