NYMC > Faculty > Faculty Profiles > By Name > Knapp, Kenneth

Kenneth A. Knapp, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Public Health, SHSP
Director, Dr.P.H. Program
Director, Center for Long-Term CareSquare

(914) 594-2043

Kenneth A. Knapp, Ph.D., advises doctoral students and supervises dissertation research in the Dr.P.H. program, and teaches healthcare economics, health services research, and other courses at New York Medical College. He was an original member of the interdisciplinary research team at the International Longevity Center, a nonprofit think-tank led by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and geriatrician Robert N. Butler. Dr. Knapp previously served as visiting assistant professor in the Master of Health Administration program at Seton Hall University. He serves as a senior associate for the non-profit China America Living Arts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of traditional and contemporary Chinese and cross-cultural arts through education and research. Dr. Knapp earned a Ph.D. in economics from the Graduate School at the City University of New York, completing his dissertation under the advisement of noted health economist Michael Grossman. He is a member of the New York State Public Health Association and of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Dr. Knapp volunteers at the YMCA as an exercise instructor for the visually impaired in Montclair, New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and daughter.


  • M.A., The City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Ph.D., The Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY)


An economist who specializes in gerontology, Dr. Knapp's current research interests include program evaluation of the health benefits of Taiji and Qigong, particularly in the context of workplace wellness programs; the implications for healthcare, family caregiving and long-term care of aging and longevity; and the health effects of “non-healthcare” sectors such as housing and labor markets.


  • Jeffers EM, Bouldin ED, McGuire LC, et. al. "Prevalence and Characteristics of Subjective Cognitive Decline Among Unpaid Caregivers Aged ≥45 Years - 22 States, 2015-2019." MMWR. Morbidity and mortality weekly report, 70(46), (2021) 1591-1596. doi: 10.15585/mmwr.mm7046a1
  • Bouldin ED, Taylor CA, Knapp KA, et. al. "Unmet needs for assistance related to subjective cognitive decline among community-dwelling middle-aged and older adults in the US: prevalence and impact on health-related quality of life." International psychogeriatrics, 33(7), (2021) 689-702. doi: 10.1017/S1041610220001635

View All Publications

Memberships and Affiliations

  • China America Living Arts