As a Research Coordinator and Clinical Instructor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Julie develops partnerships across campus and across the state to further research efforts related to health and community development. Her work focuses on increasing funding for applied social science research efforts that respond to the needs of state and local partners and empower communities.
Julie’s experience includes grant writing, program management, coalition development, policy analysis, group facilitation, evaluation, and performance improvement. She served for two years with AmeriCorps then worked for the Florida Department of Health for thirteen years. Her work at the state health office in Florida included administering environmental health and chronic disease prevention programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Environmental Protection Agency. She also directed the Florida Department of Health’s statewide wellness initiative that engaged multiple state agencies, foundations, universities, hospitals, community based organizations, city and county governments, and local health departments in efforts to make the healthy choice the easy choice.