PhD Candidate, Public Health, Tulane University
Julia Fleckman is a PhD candidate at in the Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. As a behavioral scientist and social epidemiologist, the primary focus of her work is to promote healthy child socio-emotional development and prevent child physical abuse. Ms. Fleckman’s experience has been focused in the field of child and adolescent development for the past 8 years through research and community-based programming. Specifically, her current emphasis is on the prevention of child exposure to violence, with an emphasis on child abuse. Much of her work contributes to better understanding the role of parenting social support in reducing risk for child physical abuse. Additionally, she is the lead research associate on a current CDC-funded randomized controlled trial designed to test the efficacy of two brief parenting interventions on both parent and child outcomes relevant to child maltreatment prevention. Ms. Fleckman completed her undergraduate studies at Colgate University, earning a BA in political science and Spanish. She holds an MPH from the University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston.