Board of Directors

Julie Baldwin, Ph.D.

Julie Baldwin, Ph.D., joined the Flinn Foundation Board of Directors in 2022. A Regents Professor of health sciences at Northern Arizona University and the founding director of NAU’s Center for Health Equity Research, she serves as the principal investigator for the center’s Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative, which is increasing basic biomedical, clinical, and behavioral research at NAU to address health inequities among diverse populations of the southwestern United States.

Baldwin specializes in community-based participatory research, HIV/AIDS and substance-abuse prevention, chronic-disease prevention and work with diverse and rural populations, especially among American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

Baldwin’s history with NAU dates back nearly 30 years. She served as a tenured faculty member at the university, with a joint appointment in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, from 1994-2004. After a decade at the University of South Florida, Baldwin returned to NAU’s Department of Health Sciences in August 2015.

A citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Baldwin earned her doctorate in behavioral sciences and health education from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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