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Julie Townsend, MS

Julie Townsend, MS, is an epidemiologist with the Scientific Support and Clinical Translation Team in the Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) Branch of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. She joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2007. Her work focuses on colorectal cancer, melanoma prevention, cancer survivorship, cervical cancer screening, evaluating cancer control programs, and improving data quality on American Indian/Alaska Native health indicators. She provides analytic support to the CCC Branch for various research and programmatic projects. She is the CCC Branch representative to State Cancer Profiles, the project officer for the Comprehensive Cancer Tribal Health Surveys Project, and the scientific lead for the Comprehensive Cancer Control Policy Program.

Previously, Ms. Townsend was with the Texas Department of State Health Services, where she first served as a research specialist with the Texas Trauma Registry and later as an epidemiologist in the Immunization Program. She has experience working with surveillance data and developing population-based health surveys.

Ms. Townsend has a master of science degree in epidemiology from the University of Texas School of Public Health, and a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. Her thesis research focused on nutrition and testicular cancer.

The most recent article Ms. Townsend has first-authored is Current cervical cancer screening knowledge, awareness, and practices among U.S. Affiliated Pacific Island providers: opportunities and challenges.

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