Improving health and reducing inequities worldwide

Julia James

Education & Training

Country of Origin: US


  • BS, Chemistry, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York, 2004
  • Diploma, Integrated Immunology, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2005
  • PhD, Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, United Kingdom 2011

Previous or Current Employment:

  • Outreach Coordinator, NYC Department of Education, New York
  • Independent Consultant, Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, New Jersey
  • Pre-doctoral Fellow, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD
  • Post-doctoral Special Volunteer, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD

Global Health Experience:

  • Scientific research in HIV immunology, University of Oxford and National Institute of Health

Global Health Interest:

Julia's major areas of interest in global health include cultural differences and HIV risk, the epidemiology of drug resistance in pre-exposure and post-exposure prophylaxis, and implementation strategies for bridging the scientific-community divide.

Tentative plans following MS:

Julia plans to continue her work as a post-doctoral fellow at UCSF. Eventually she hopes to obtain independent research funding to pursue research in academic and/or U.S. government research institution. In addition, she plans to consult on global health policy, especially related to epidemics.