Julie Willems Van Dijk

Senior Scientist & Director, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Program
University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute

Prior to joining the Population Health Institute in 2009, Julie worked in local public health for 21 years as a public health nurse, director of nursing, and a health officer in Marathon County, Wisconsin. Julie has served on numerous community boards, including the Aspirus Wausau Hospital Board of Directors, the Wausau School District Board of Education, the Wausau Child Care Board of Directors, the Marathon County United Way’s Local Initiatives for Excellence (LIFE) committee, and the Wausau/Marathon County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Wausau program. Julie received a doctorate degree in Nursing with an emphasis in Public Health Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also holds a M.S.N. from UW-Oshkosh and a B.S.N. from UW-Eau Claire. Julie is a graduate of the Robert Wood Johnson Nurse Executive Fellows program and the National Public Health Leadership Institute. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Her research interests focus on effective strategies and processes that communities use to advance population health.

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