Dr. Julie Becker has been named assistant professor of health policy and public health at University of the Sciences. She previously served as an adjunct professor at USciences for the 2009-10 school year.
Dr. Becker, who specializes in environmental health, has created and taught nine semester-long courses in public health and nursing programs throughout the tri-state region. Dr. Becker also serves as an adjunct professor at Temple University's Department of Public Health.
Dr. Becker’s research interests involve environmental health issues tied to pharmaceutical presence in water. She is the founder and president of the award-winning, non-profit Women’s Health and Environment Network (WHEN), which champions health through environmental action. She was part of the Philadelphia Collaborative Violence Prevention Center (PCVPC), serving on the research core. She is CEO of Evaluation Consultants and served as a consultant at University of Maryland, American Cancer Society, and Bockus Research Institute.
Dr. Becker received her PhD and master of public health degrees from Temple University. She also holds an MA in science, technology, and public policy from The George Washington University and a BA in chemical anthropology from Northwestern University.