Julie Skalamera Olson

PRC Graduate Student TraineeM.A., University of Texas at Austin

Julie Skalamera Olson



Julie is pursuing her doctoral degree in the Department of Sociology and is a graduate student trainee in the Population Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Julie is a medical sociologist interested in how adolescent and young adult contexts shape population health disparities. More specifically, her research focuses on patterns of adolescent and young adult health behaviors, processes by which stress gets under-the-skin, and the implications of school and peer contexts on health.  

Julie received her B.A. in Sociology and Pre-Medical Studies from the University of Notre Dame in 2009. She worked in clinical research before entering graduate school in 2012.  

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