Julie O. Lane, MPH, CHES, is Chair of the Board of Directors of HBI-DC. Julie’s interests with respect to HBI-DC are to provide technical expertise and learn alongside our organization to remain sustainable, to meet the needs of the communities we aim to serve within our capacity, and that HBI-DC is responsive to emerging and current trends on vaccination and linkages to care for those at risk and infected with viral hepatitis to prevent liver cancer and liver diseases.
Julie works as the Prevention Program Coordinator with DC Government at the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH). Julie’s work includes capacity building, program design, ensuring relevant data collection and dissemination, and leveraging community networks to positively impact the lives of youth and adults.
Before focusing more deeply on substance use prevention among you, Julie’s professional work centered on HIV/AIDS prevention; serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQQ) communities; administration of the CDC School Health Profiles; and survey design and implementation of the DC YRBS Survey. Prior to her time in District of Columbia’s Educational agency, Julie worked to decrease cancer disparities, focusing upon tobacco advocacy and prevention. Past and current scholarship includes anti-racism coalition-building work, domestic violence prevention, and research highlighting capacity issues regarding viral hepatitis.
Julie holds a BA in Women and Gender Studies from her native state of New Jersey’s Douglass College of Rutgers University and an MPH degree with a focus in Maternal and Child Health from George Washington University. Julie is honored to serve as an alumni member of the public health honor society in the Omega chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society and has proudly served on the Board of HIPS.