Paula Knapp Kupstas, Ph.D.

paula kupstas
  • Program Director, Doctoral Program in Health Related Sciences
  • Project Director, Virginia Center on Aging
  • Email: pkupstas@vcu.edu

Paula K. Kupstas, Associate Professor, serves as Director of the Doctoral Program in Health Related Sciences for the College of Health Professions. In this capacity, she works in collaboration with the nine departments of the school that comprise the program’s specialty tracks. She teaches the Finance and Economic Theory for Health Care (ALHP702) course within the doctoral program. She holds a Ph.D. in Health Economics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Tech.

Prior to becoming Program Director in 2012, she was on the staff of the Virginia Center on Aging within the College of Health Professions. She continues to maintain her affiliation with VCoA, directing several grant-funded interdisciplinary training initiatives on abuse in later life.  In 2011 and 2012, she served on the Governor’s Domestic Violence Prevention and Response Advisory Board.