Kristofer Hagglund

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Professor, Department of Health Psychology

Kristofer Hagglund, PhD, ABPP, has been the Dean of the College of Health Sciences since 2013. He joined the university in 1990 and is the second dean of the college since it became an autonomous academic unit in 2000.

Under Dean Hagglund’s leadership, the college has sustained remarkable growth with new academic programs, the formation of the Department of Public Health, and the addition of the School of Social Work, the Center for Health Policy, and the Missouri Cancer Registry and Research Center. The college is the home of the most popular major at MU, the Bachelor of Health Science in Health Science. The college has quintupled its research productivity in the last six years and is proud of its award-winning faculty. Recent major renovations and clinic expansions help faculty members and students improve the health and well-being of Missourians.

Prior to his appointment as dean in 2013, Dr. Hagglund served for 12 years as associate dean in the college. He is a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow alumnus and former director of the MU MPH program and co-director of the Center for Health Policy. He earned his PhD in medical rehabilitation psychology from the University of Alabama in medical/clinical psychology.

Educational background

  • PhD: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Clinical (Medical) Psychology
  • MA: University of Alabama at Birmingham, Clinical (Medical) Psychology
  • BA: Illinois State University

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Oct. 6, 2020

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