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Julia Joseph-Di Caprio, MD, MPH

by Jasmine Phiri

July 30, 2021

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer,
UCare

Dr. Joseph-Di Caprio is responsible for setting and implementing a market-leading agenda for population health and clinical operations excellence for UCare’s 500,000 members. She is a key member of the senior management team and provides strategic direction and operational oversight for UCare’s Health Services Division that includes Equity and Inclusion, Medical Directors, Clinical Services, Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services/Special Needs and Basic Care, Credentialing, Appeals and Grievances, Quality Management, Population Health, Health Services Analytics, Disease Management, and Pharmacy to ensure high-quality, cost-effective care for UCare members.

Dr. Joseph-Di Caprio represents UCare in outside activities such as local and national associations, work groups and committees. For example, she co-chairs the Health Equity Committee of the Minnesota Council of Health Plans and is vice chair of the national Alliance of Community Health Plans Medical Director group. Her extensive professional career in the Twin Cities community includes 22 years at Hennepin County Medical Center (now Hennepin Healthcare System) where she began as a Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Specialist and advanced to several physician leadership roles, including Chief of Pediatrics. Joseph-Di Caprio also has been a Medical Director for Medica, Senior Medical Director of Care Management for HealthEast, and Fairview Health Services Medical Leader, Connected Care.

Community service is a hallmark of Joseph-Di Caprio’s career. She serves on the Boards of Directors for University of Minnesota’s MPhysicians, Planned Parenthood North Central States, and Mental Health Resources. She is a long-time Assistant Professor for the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics and sees patients monthly at NorthPoint Health and Wellness Clinic in Minneapolis.

Joseph-Di Caprio has a B.S. in Physiology from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec Canada, an M.D. from the University of Illinois, and an M.P.H. from the University of Minnesota.