Caprice Knapp, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor
ND Medicaid Director
ND Department of Human Services


Doctor of Philosophy, Economics, 2003
University of Florida  

Master of Arts, Economics, 2001
University of Florida  

Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude, Economics, 1999
University of South Florida


Health Policy Fellow, 2017-2018
Robert Wood Johnson and National Academy of Medicine
Placement: Energy and Commerce

Senior Fellow, 2016-2018
Humboldt Experienced Researcher and Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
University of Freiburg

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Health Services Research, 2005-2006
University of Florida


In August 2019, Caprice Knapp became the North Dakota Medicaid Director. She brings to the position more than 17 years’ experience working on Medicaid and CHIP in the private sector, state and federal policymaking, and academics.  In the private sector she was the federal policy director for Molina Healthcare, Inc. In academics, she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy at the University of Florida (UF) conducting external quality review activities for Texas and Florida Medicaid and CHIP programs and maternal and child health research. In the policymaking arena, she worked in the Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting in Colorado as well as the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow.  

Knapp’s career has been focused on vulnerable populations, delivery system reform, and global health. Examples of her funded research topics include an assessment of Florida’s Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Grant; an evaluation of fertility-preservation decision making for adolescent girls with cancer; outcomes of concurrent models of pediatric palliative care; and an assessment of the quality, patient experiences, and costs of health and dental plans for children in Florida. Her global health projects also focus on maternal and child health and have been conducted in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health economics
  • Health policy
  • Healthcare delivery system reform
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Global Health

Selected Publications

Chakravorty S & Knapp CA. (2019). The Impact of the Patient-Centered Medical Home on Asthma-Related Visits to the Emergency Room: A Fixed Effects Regression Approach. Maternal Child Health Journal, 23(3):369-376.

Quinn GP, Woodruff TK, Knapp CA, Bowman ML, Reinecke J, Vadaparampil ST. (2016) Expanding the Oncofertility Workforce: Training Allied Health Professionals to Improve Health Outcomes for Adolescents and Young Adults. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. 5(3):292-6.

Marcu MI, Knapp CA, Brown D, Madden VL, Wang H. (2016). Assessing the impact of an integrated care system on the healthcare expenditures of children with special healthcare needs. American Journal of Managed Care. 22(4):272-280.

Baron-Lee J, Bonner B, Knapp C, Bright M, Hinojosa M. (2015). Factors Associated with Having a Medical Home for Children At-Risk of Experiencing Negative Events: Results from a National Study. Maternal Child Health Journal. 19(10):2233-42.

Knapp C, Madden V, Sloyer P, Shenkman E. (2012). Effects of an Integrated Care System on quality of care and satisfaction for children with special health care needs. Maternal Child Health Journal. 16(3):579-86.

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