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Katie A. Cahill


Dr. Katie Cahill

Associate Director, Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
Director, Leadership & Governance Program
Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science and MPPA Program
PhD, Political Science, Purdue University

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Dr. Cahill joined the Center as the associate director in May 2017. She is responsible for the development and management of all public programs and related initiatives, student engagement, communications, promotion, and overseeing the facility. She teaches the two-course public policy analytics series for the Center’s minor program and health policy for graduate students. Dr. Cahill also supervises undergraduate research through the Baker Scholars program and leads the annual Washington Program. Previously, she worked with the Purdue Institute for Civic Communication at Purdue University as the associate director. Her personal website can be found here.


Research Interests

Public Health; Health Policy and; Social Policy; and Policy Challenges Low Resources Settings (e.g., Rural, Developing, etc.)


Selected Publications

Cahill, Katie. 2015. “Social Science Mechanics: A Graduate Training Module that “Looks under the Hood” at Innovative Research Designs” PS: Political Science (April) with Mike Brownstein, Amanda Burke, and Christopher Kulesza and James A. McCann

Cahill, Katie. 2013. “APSA Teaching and Learning Graduate Education Track Summary” PS: Political Science (July) with Siona Robin Listokin and Antoinette Christophe, 653-54.


Contact Information

Katie Cahill
1640 Cumberland Ave.
Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
Office Phone: 865-974-8681
Cell Phone: 765-413-5820