After a study abroad trip to Tanzania as an undergraduate, Julie Bergmann knew that she wanted to pursue a career in public health. Now a doctoral candidate in global health at UC San Diego, Bergmann is conducting research in Uganda to assess health care barriers for HIV-exposed infants. Bergmann is part of the inaugural UC San Diego Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program cohort and will present her research at the first annual FISP Symposium on Friday, Nov. 20. … Read the full story from the UC San Diego Newsroom
Julie Bergmann, MHS, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Global Public Health. She holds a master’s degree in International Health Systems from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Her research interest is in maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on developing practical and effective ways to address the needs of the vulnerable populations.
In a research project in Kenya, she is examining the couple-level obstacles, particularly in the male perspective, to the use of female contraception. Family planning is the most effective way to eliminate HIV-related maternal deaths and prevent mothers from transmitting HIV to their children.