Julie Kornfeld was appointed Vice Provost for Academic Programs on January 1, 2020, and is also an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health.
As Vice Provost, Kornfeld oversees the University’s broad range of academic programs with a focus on compliance, policy, and regulatory requirements. She is charged with facilitating partnerships with U.S. and foreign universities and organizations, managing the University’s accreditation, coordinating academic reviews of schools and other units, and advancing interdisciplinary initiatives.
As a scholar, Kornfeld focuses on public health education and teaches in the core curriculum at the Mailman School of Public Health, where she was previously Vice Dean for Education and has been an Associate Professor of Epidemiology since 2016.
Kornfeld came to Columbia in 2016 from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, where she was Assistant Dean for Public Health. In her time at Mailman as Vice Dean, she directed the school’s set of doctoral and master's degree programs. Dedicated to building creative collaborations across schools, she established Mailman’s first 4+1 BA/MPH education programs, which support a pipeline of talented undergraduates able to complete both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Public Health in five years. She also secured approval for Columbia’s first formal undergraduate program in public health, the Special Concentration in Public Health providing Columbia undergraduates an understanding of the multiple ways that public health issues shape civil society in an increasingly global, urban, aging, and inequitable world.