Julie Reeder, Ph.D., MPH, MS, CHES
Senior Research Analyst, Oregon Health Authority, WIC Program, Portland, OR
Julie Reeder is the Senior Research Analyst with the State of Oregon WIC Program. In her almost 20 years in the position, she has conducted multiple mixed-methods studies that have explored the influence of peer counselors and changes to the WIC food packages on long-term, exclusive breastfeeding. She has also studied the integration of motivational interviewing in WIC, periconceptual health, the pros and cons of technology in the program, and more recently has published articles on the role of WIC in identifying developmental delays and a systematic review on the evidence for cooking-related interventions. Current work focuses on better integrating WIC into clinical and early learning systems and exploring the needs of women in the later postpartum period. Julie is also a Program Planning Committee member for the Textbook and Academic Authors Association, immediate past chair of the American Public Health Association Food and Nutrition Section, and an immediate past member of the National WIC Association Evaluation Committee.