Julia M. Fleckman, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

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Education & Affiliations

PhD, Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University School of Public Health
MPH, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health
BA, Political Science and Spanish Literature, Colgate University


As a social scientist and mixed methods researcher, the primary focus of Dr. Fleckman's work is the prevention of violence. Her current research interests include the evaluation of structural and community-level mechanisms for the prevention of gun violence, childhood adversity, and intimate partner violence. Much of her work contributes to how such mechanisms can be influenced to reduce risk for violence and promote health equity. Dr. Fleckman works collaboratively with local and national community-based groups and advocacy organizations. She also serves as the Associate Director for the Tulane University Violence Prevention Institute and the Senior Director for the Tulane Gun Violence Policy Lab. Prior to joining as faculty, Dr. Fleckman completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the support of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.


Research Areas

  • Violence Prevention
  • Health Equity
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Community-Based Participatory Research

Honors & Awards

  • 2020-Present: Tulane University MatCH Junior Scholar, HRSA/Maternal Child Health Bureau Maternal and Child Health Doctoral Support Program 
  • 2016-2018: Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
  • 2015-2016: Tulane University Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Doctoral Training Fellowship, HRSA/Maternal Child Health Bureau Maternal and Child Health Doctoral Support Program


Please see Dr. Fleckman's publications at this PubMed NCBI profile page.


GCHB 6500: Violence as Public Health Problem