Project Lead for the Clinical Laboratory Integration into Health Care Collaboration (CLIHC), Division of Laboratory Programs, Standards, and Services Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, anBiography
Julie received her B.S. degree in microbiology from the University of Alabama focusing on research in bacterial genetics then completed her M. S. and Ph.D. in microbiology at Auburn University where she studied immunity to bacteria and parasites. She gained experience in virology during a postdoctoral program at Emory University School of Medicine. Throughout her years of working in the private sector in laboratory and clinical research settings, Julie has identified, developed and completed programs addressing unmet needs in health care. Her accomplishments include patents and FDA- or USDA- licensed medical devices, vaccines, and diagnostics. She has developed both commercial and research diagnostics for detecting antigens, antibodies and cellular immunity. Julies research experience includes the areas of virology, immunology, parasitology, mycology, genetics and oncology. She has worked nationally and internationally with professionals from hospitals, long term and home care institutions, academic institutions, medical device and pharmaceutical industries, State Public Health Departments, the World Health Organization, and the International Organization of Standards. She has also served as a reviewer for health care journals. These professional partnerships have resulted in journal publications, healthcare standards, and training programs. Julie is currently the Project Lead for the Clinical Laboratory Integration into Health Care Collaboration (CLIHC)TM from the Division of Laboratory Programs, Standards, and Services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She coordinates programs to improve laboratory quality by enhancing the capacity, infrastructure, and capabilities of laboratories worldwide.