Saint Louis University

 James Kimmey, Founding Dean SLU School of Public Health

Research Interests: Health Policy, Non-Profit Management

Education History: MD, University of Wisconsin at Madison                                MPH, University of California at Berkeley                                                                      BS, MS, Physiology, University of Wisconsin Madison 

SLU faculty since: 1987

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James Kimmey, MD, MPH is currently Executive in Residence at the Saint Louis University College for Public Health & Social Justice. From 2001 through 2011, Dr. Kimmey served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Missouri Foundation for Health, the state's largest health foundation with assets of more than $900 million. Prior to joining the Foundation, he held a number of senior positions at Saint Louis University beginning in 1987.

Dr. Kimmey served as Director of the University's Center for Health Services Education and Research [1987-1991]; he was the Founding Dean of its School of Public Health [1991-1993]; the Vice President for Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer of the Saint Louis University Health Sciences Center [1993-1998]; the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the University [1998-2000]; and the Director of the Institute for Urban Health Policy [2000-2001]. Dr. Kimmey was appointed Professor Emeritus of Public Health in 2001. He has held numerous responsible positions in both government and the non-profit sector.