Julia A. Wolfson

Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan

Dr. Wolfson is a mixed-methods health policy researcher whose work lies at the intersection of health policy and health behavior. The majority of her research focuses on health and social policies and programs related to food and beverage choices, diet quality, food insecurity, and obesity and diet related disease prevention. In all her work, Dr. Wolfson’s goal is to produce evidence that contributes to social and policy change, supports the creation of a health promoting and sustainable food system, helps develop effective policies, and ultimately, improves the public’s health, particularly for the most vulnerable members of society.

Dr. Wolfson received her Ph.D. in Health Policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she was a CLF-Lerner Fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future. She earned her M.P.P. degree from the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy, and holds a B.A. from New York University’s Gallatin School. Dr. Wolfson also enjoyed a prior career as a professional chef.

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan