Julie Harris
Post-Doctoral Fellow
United States
(415) 613-6042

Julie N. Harris received her PhD at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Department of Public Health Genetics. Her dissertation focused on examining how communication about genetic information occurs in the familial and clinical context, and determining how/whether that communication influences an individual’s cancer prevention and screening behaviors. Julie received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology/Marine Biology from University of North Carolina in Wilmington, NC in 1998. Her research interests include examining the impact of emerging biotechnologies on health disparities and on examining the broader social, political, and economic forces driving their uptake. The goal of this work is to identify effective health policies and interventions aimed at reducing the negative impact of technologies on population health disparities and improve the utility of this information for all communities. When not doing research, Julie enjoys running, biking, hiking, tidepooling, and swimming. She looks forward to completing her second swim from Alcatraz this summer.

Sessions I'm Associated With


Tuesday 27 July 2010: 4:35pm - 5:20pm