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Welcome New Staff
Julia Strasser, MPH is a Research Associate in the Office of the Associate Director of ARP. Since joining ARP in October 2012, she has worked on the following projects and initiatives: the Person-Centered Outcomes Research Resource (PCORR) Funding Opportunity Announcement (released June 2013), the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS), the Automated Self-Administered 24-Hour Dietary Recall (ASA24), the Healthy Eating Index (HEI-2010), the Dietary Patterns Methods Project (DPMP), the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (BCSC), and Population-Based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR). She is also involved in planning the International Cancer Screening Network (ICSN) 2015 meeting.
Prior to joining ARP, Ms. Strasser worked as a Project Manager at MMG, Inc. on several government contracts, including two within NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Before working at MMG, she served as a Policy Analyst at the National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association, advocating on behalf of family planning providers who serve low-income patients. Her interest in women's and reproductive health stems from her previous work at Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, where she worked one-on-one with patients to discuss pregnancy options, birth control methods, and HIV testing. She also served as a CRTA in the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) before starting graduate school. Ms. Strasser received an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a concentration in women's and reproductive health, and a BA from Yale University, where she majored in history.