Julianna Deardorff, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Community Health and Human Development, Maternal and Child Health program, in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, where she teaches graduate level courses in Adolescent Health and Evaluation of Health and Social Programs. She was a recipient of the Sweesy-Womack Endowed Chair in Medical Research and Public Health (2009-2011) and the Hellman Faculty Fund Award (2012-2013). Julie holds masters and doctorate degrees in clinical psychology, with an emphasis on adolescence, and completed her clinical internship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. Before joining the School of Public Health, she was Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF. Julie’s research focuses on sexual behaviors and condom use during adolescence and young adulthood and related risk and protective factors, particularly among young Latinas in the US. She also has expertise in social and contextual factors related to early pubertal timing and health outcomes.
With her impressive training in clinical psychology and research experience focusing on adolescent sexual behavior, Julie brings extraordinary vision to her role as Bixby Faculty Associate.