Julie Chao

Master of Health Science candidate

Phi Beta Kappa
Dean’s and Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards, University of California, Santa Cruz
Fulbright Scholar to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Center for Chinese Agricultural Policy

United States

International Health Human Nutrition and International Affairs International Development

What are your career goals?

I would like to pursue a career in implementing and evaluating micronutrient interventions, especially for women and children in rural areas.

What sparked your interest in global health?

I became interested in nutrition while living in China, where, in spite of economic growth, children in rural areas continue to fall behind their urban counterparts in terms of health and educational attainment. I have come to believe that improving micronutrient intake for children and pregnant women is a key factor in improving physical and cognitive development of rural children, and in closing the gaps between urban and rural areas.

How do you see yourself making a difference in public health because of the Global Health Scholarship?

In addition to making possible my studies at John Hopkins, the Center for Global Health Scholarship has connected me to a valuable network of public health professionals. Through the Center, I know that I will find mentors from a variety of health fields, and will have opportunities to work on projects that are improving the lives of people around the world.

People

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation
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Projects

Nutrition Innovation Lab

"Poshan", which means good nutrition in Nepali is ongoing research that involves two interlinked large-scale research studies...

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Identification and Enumeration of Pathogens in Drinking...

CWH researchers are using polymerase chain reaction and mass spectrometry technologies to develop a microbial isolation and...

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Mpilonhle

Mpilonhle brings multi-dimensional services to adolescents in rural South Africa. Its objective is to reduce the very high...

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Building an Enabling Environment for Vaccines in India...

This project, now in its second phase, aims to create an enabling environment for vaccines in India and contribute to...

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