Joe Dan Coulter, PhD


A portrait of Joe Coulter of the University of Iowa College of Public Health

Title(s): Professor, Emeritus
Department: Community and Behavioral Health
Office: 5147 WL
Phone: (319) 335-7700

Prior to coming to the College of Public Health as Associate Dean for Diversity, 2004, Dr. Coulter served as Head of the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Carver College of Medicine, as Director, Neuroscience Graduate Program, and as the Associate Provost for Diversity and Director, Opportunity at Iowa, The University of Iowa. Dr. Coulter’s professional service has included Associate Program Director, Behavioral and Neurosciences Division, National Science Foundation; Chair, Council of Academic Societies, Association of American Medical Colleges; and President, Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs. Dr. Coulter is currently active in teaching, research/scholarship and community service in human rights and American Indian/Alaskan Native health.

Courses Taught

  • Health Disparities and Culturally Competent Care

Research Interests

  • Cultural Diversity and Education
  • American Indian Health
  • Neuroscience