Juliana Madzia is a third year MD/PhD student in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is working on her PhD in Sociology, where she is primarily interested in how big data can be used to understand health disparities and influence public policy. She studies health outcomes of racial and gender minority communities, currently focusing on environmental and neighborhood influences on Black maternal morbidity and mortality. Juliana also works as a research assistant for the Ohio Policy Evaluation Network, conducting rigorous, impactful, and forward-thinking social-science research on the reproductive health of Ohioans in the context of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies.
Outside of academia, Juliana serves as an Editorial Board member and writer for Pride in Practice, an online publication dedicated to empowering health care providers with the information they need to give excellent care to people of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and differences in sex development.
Juliana grew up in rural Ohio and graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2017 with a B.S. in Neurobiology and a minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She is also an avid distance runner. Juliana ran varsity cross-country and track at the University of Cincinnati and is continuing to follow her passion for running post-collegiately. She is sponsored by Beyond Exercise and runs with Cincinnatus Elite.