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Julie Burr

Senior Research Analyst

Ms. Burr has been engaged with ASR since 2014 in a number of different capacities including intern, community partner, and now ASR team member. Julie is a public health professional with a varied background in finance, research, writing, project management and community organizing. Her areas of experience have primarily been focused on the prevention of chronic disease, community violence, and addressing systemic inequities. Her passion lies in working towards equity and thriving for all through individual and collaborative action.

She received an associate’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting from Cabrillo College, and her bachelor’s degree in Collaborative Health and Human Services from California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB). In 2014-2015, Julie interned with the Santa Cruz County Youth Violence Prevention Network (YVPN) and helped co-author Turning the Curve: Youth Violence Strategic Plan for Santa Cruz County.

Since graduation, she has worked as a Research Analyst with the Institute for Community Collaborative Studies at CSUMB, and as the Community Impact Coordinator for YVPN at the United Way of Santa Cruz County. In her role with YVPN, she organized the multi-sector collaborative network in addressing community needs and implementing activities that promoted the inclusion of youth and community voice in public safety efforts. With ASR, Julie has supported a variety of projects across the greater Bay Area including community assessments, homeless point-in-time counts, program evaluations and strategic planning.

Julie continues to stay connected to the California Violence Prevention Network (CalVPN), currently serving as one of the Network’s Administrators. She was also an active alumni and practitioner coach with the Radical Transformational Leadership Program in the Bay Area for seven years. Her other research interests include community trauma and healing, women’s health, civic engagement, food security, criminal legal system reform, racial equity and other issues impacting social injustice.

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