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Zoë Julian, MD, MPH
Zoë Julian, MD, MPH
Graduated - Class of 2019
Clinical and Population Health Sciences Fellowship and Clinical Instructor - University of Alabama at Birmingham
Research/Clinical Interests: Sexual and reproductive health disparities, family planning, social determinants of health, applied public health research




Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2015 Emory University School of Medicine; Atlanta, GA MD Medicine
2015 Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University; Atlanta, GA MPH Behavioral Science and Health Education
2005 Washington University in St. Louis; St. Louis, MO BSE Biomedical Engineering

Research & Professional Experience

Current Independent researcher – Post abortion contraception in Georgia’s abortion care facilities: a qualitative assessment; Emory University
2014 MPH Capstone – Collaboration to Protection: A multilevel intervention for the prevention of gonorrhea and chlamydia amongst Atlanta’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer/questioning youth; Emory University
2013 - 2015 Georgia Maternal and Infant Health Research Group (GMIHRG) – Leadership Board Member, Graduate Student Researcher; Emory University
2013 - 2014 Independent researcher - A systematic review of theory-based interventions for reducing unintended pregnancy in the peri-abortion period; Emory University
2013 - 2014 Graduate student researcher, Title X Family Planning Grant Block Application Community Needs Assessment – Teen Family Planning Services; Georgia Department of Public Health
2009 - 2010 Biocompatibility Specialist, Corporate Toxicology and Biocompatibility Services; Boston Scientific Corporation
2009 R&D Engineering Intern, Sustainability Engineering, Urology and Women’s Health Division; Boston Scientific Corporation
2009 Senior Design Thesis: Pediatric nerve simulator probe for reconstructive surgical application; School of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
2008 Travelers Summer Research Fellow, Weill Cornell Medical College

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2018 UCSF AOA Housestaff Award
2014 Marianne Ruby, MD Research Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Emory University
2014 Recognition for Service, Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology Society
2014 Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Emory University
2013 Anne Elizabeth and Harper Gaston Scholar for Community Service, Emory University
2013 John E. and Doris W. McGowan MD/MPH Scholar Award, Emory University
2013 Medical Student Service Leadership Project Award, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society


Whetstone S, Julian Z. Increasing diversity in graduate medical education. Beyond Flexner Alliance Conference

Julian Z, Mengesha B, Hart A, Williams S, Davis M, Osegura T. Structures and Self: Advancing Equity and Justice in Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare. Social Medicine Consortium

Julian ZI (January, 2015). Obstetric Provider Shortage and Maldistribution: characterizing the obstetric workforce in rural Georgia. Presented on behalf of Georgia Maternal and Infant Health Research Group. Oral presentation presented at: Maternal and Child Outreach Educator Meeting; Macon, Georgia.

Zertuche AD, Julian ZI, Pinto M, Spelke B (August, 2014). Georgia Maternal and Infant Health Research Group: Mobilizing allied health students and local partners to put data into action. Oral presentation presented at: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Grand Rounds; Atlanta, Georgia.

Zertuche AD, Julian ZI, Pinto M, Spelke B (November, 2013). Exploring Georgia’s Obstetric Care Shortage. Oral presentation presented at: March of Dimes Georgia Chapter – 1st Annual Prematurity Summit; Macon, GA.

Julian ZI, Kim Y, Rai R, Shinnick J, Spelke B, Zertuche AD, Cota P, Dott A, Rochat R (September, 2013). Innovation in Obstetric Care: Findings from Four Literature Reviews on Alternative Models of Obstetric Care provision and Strategies for recruitment in Underserved Areas. Poster presented at: Georgia Obstetrics and Gynecology Conference; Macon, Georgia.


Smulian EA, Zahedi L, Hurvitz J, Talbot A, Williams A, Julian Z, Zertuche AD, Rochat R. Obstetric Provider Trainees in Georgia: Characteristics and Attitudes About Practice in Obstetric Provider Shortage Areas. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Jul;20(7):1341-8. doi: 10.1007/s10995-016-1998-9. PMID  27072048

Meyer E, Hennink M, Rochat R, Julian Z, Pinto M, Zertuche AD, Spelke B, Dott A, Cota P. Working Towards Safe Motherhood: Delays and Barriers to Prenatal Care for Women in Rural and Peri-Urban Areas of Georgia. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Jul;20(7):1358-65. doi: 10.1007/s10995-016-1997-x. PMID  27053128

Zertuche AD, Spelke B, Julian Z, Pinto M, Rochat R. Georgia Maternal and Infant Health Research Group (GMIHRG): Mobilizing Allied Health Students and Community Partners to Put Data into Action. Matern Child Health J. 2016 Jul;20(7):1323-32. doi: 10.1007/s10995-016-1996-y. PMID 27072049.