Julia Powers-Becker


Sr. Research Associate

It is a privilege to work with amazing colleagues at the Center to improve the health of Native American families. I’m inspired by all the extraordinary work that’s been done before, and I strive to uphold the tradition of service and meaningful, high quality research.


Julia (Julie) Powers Becker first joined the Center in 2007 as a student. The next year she began working full time with the Behavioral Health team, and also led the Center’s regulatory work. In 2011, Julia moved to Colorado where she led a team of coordinators conducting an international study of the genetics of Pulmonary Fibrosis. She returned to the Center in 2021 to continue working on regulatory compliance and clinical trials. Julia is deeply passionate about promoting the health of American Indian families.

Julia completed a Masters in Health Science in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins and a BA in Public Policy and William and Mary. Outside of work, Julia enjoys handstands, running at sunrise, and cooking with her daughters.


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