Expert in behavioral vaccinology and behavioral science applied to infectious diseases.
Dr. Julia E. Painter is an Assistant Professor of Global and Community Health (GCH) at GMU. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology & Society from Cornell University (2001), a Master of Public Health degree from Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health (2005), and a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University (2010). From 2001–2004, she served as a high school science teacher with Teach For America. From 2010–2012, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship with the Vaccinology Training Program at Emory University, and from 2012–2013 she was a Research Assistant Professor at Emory University. From 2013–2015 she served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases. Her research focuses on the intersection of behavioral science and infectious disease prevention; specifically, behavioral vaccinology, HIV/STD prevention, and waterborne disease prevention. Her research interests also include child, adolescent, and school health; behavioral epidemiology; and behavioral science theory.