Julia Goodman, PhD

  • Assistant Professor, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health


Julia Goodman is an assistant professor in the School of Public Health who does research at the intersection of health services research, population health, and work and family policy. Her research explores how social, structural, and economic factors influence perinatal health and explores the impact of work-related policies on fertility decisions and pregnancy outcomes. She is currently collaborating with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, on a three-year evaluation of San Francisco’s new paid parental leave ordinance.

She also collaborates with colleagues at the School of Public Health to develop a mixed-methods evaluation of new paid parental leave policies at the city of Portland and Multnomah County.


  • B.S., 2004, McGill University
  • M.P.H., 2008, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D., 2015, University of California, Berkeley
  • Fellowship:

    • Women’s Policy Institute Fellow with the Women’s Foundation of California.

Areas of interest

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, “Evaluating San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance,” 2016-2018, Role: Subaward PI.



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