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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Influenza might be spread by simply breathing, study finds

January 21, 2018

As new research indicates, the influenza virus might be spread by coughing, sneezing, or breathing. In this NBC news article, Dr. Donald Milton from University of Maryland and Dr Aiello discuss how flu spreads and what precautions you can take to prevent getting the flu:


Norovirus outbreak: Why it's easy to catch and hard to get rid of

January 21, 2018

Norovirus, commonly referred to as the stomach flu, often causes stomach cramps, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. When infected individuals vomit, it aerosolizes the virus and allows it to spread throug the air. In an article published by CNBC, Dr. Aiello discusses the ...more

ARG Chairs Symposium at the 2016 Congress of the Americas

August 23, 2016

Aiello Research Group PI Dr. Allison Aiello and Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr. Lydia Feinstein co-chaired the Symposium on the Novel Approaches for Bio-social Integration in Epidemiologic Studies at this year's Congress of the Americas. See the link below for details on ...more

UNC Study: PTSD May Accelerate Immune System Aging

April 05, 2016

A new ARG study has found that people ...more

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