Meanwhile, Julie has also worked extensively in Africa, particularly among vulnerable populations within the countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Perhaps most noteworthy have been her efforts in establishing a cooperative for women and orphans affected by HIV/AIDS in Zambia. Julie impacted countless lives by leading efforts in developing microenterprise and microfinance opportunities for hundreds of women in the cooperative. Her work is described in a recent article in the Harvard Gazette.
Julie is similarly committed to addressing the significant health needs of the world's children through advocating for greater training opportunities in pediatric global health, initially in partnership with ex-BCRP resident Brett Nelson, now at Massachusetts General Hospital, and more recently through the new Pediatric Global Health Fellowship at Boston University.
A description of the Pediatric Global Health Fellowship, authored by Julie, Brett and their colleague, Thomas Burke, was published in the June 2008 issue of Pediatrics (download article).