Julia Ward

julia ward


Ph.D. Pre-Candidate, Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.P.H. Epidemiology-International Health, University of Michigan, 2014

B.A. Spanish, Davidson College, 2010



Current Projects With Dr. Aiello

Life Course Socioeconomics, Acculturation, and Type-2 Diabetes Risk Among Latinos

Research Interests

Social and nutritional determinants of chronic disease across the lifecourse


Julia received her BA in Spanish from Davidson College in 2010. Before beginning her MPH, Julia taught high school Spanish for two years with Teach for America in Phoenix, AZ. Julia received her MPH in Epidemiology with a focus on International Health from the University of Michigan in 2014. Her research at Michigan focused on housing inequalities in Barcelona, Spain; nutritional deficiencies in Colombia; and the social patterning of BMI, physical activity, and diet in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.


Hiking, running, traveling, reading, jumping out/off of things with a parachute on her back


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