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 CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. She joined CDC in 2007. Her work focuses on colorectal cancer, melanoma prevention, cancer survivorship, cervical cancer screening, and HPV vaccination. She provides analytic support to the CCC Branch for various research and evaluation projects, and she currently leads projects in cancer survivorship and early-onset colorectal cancer.
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 articles Ms. Townsend has first-authored include—
- 2018: Capacity building for and implementation of policy, systems, and environmental change: results from a survey of the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program.
- 2018: Improving knowledge and awareness of human papillomavirus-associated gynecologic cancers: results from the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program/Inside Knowledge collaboration.