Technical Director, Global Health

As a member of CRDF Global’s global health team, Julie brings extensive experience in infectious diseases research, laboratory systems strengthening, and public health preparedness to the organization.  Prior to joining CRDF Global, Julie served as Director of the Elizabeth R. Griffin Program and an Associate Research Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Georgetown University, where she led a multidisciplinary team to promote evidence-based biosafety and biosecurity practices, and to help partner nations strengthen their capacities to detect and characterize disease threats rapidly, reliably, accurately, and safely. Before she joined Georgetown, Julie held leadership positions at George Washington University‚Äôs Milken Institute School of Public Health and the Global Health Security Program at the Stimson Center.

Julie received a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Vanderbilt University and completed postdoctoral training at the University of Washington and the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, reports, and training programs throughout her career.   

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