Julianna Deardorff, PhD

julianna-deardorff Julianna Deardorff, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Maternal and Child Health program in the Division of Community Health Sciences at the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, where she teaches graduate level courses in Adolescent Health and Evaluation of Health and Social Programs. Dr. Deardorff is a licensed clinical psychologist, with emphases in adolescence and community interventions, and completed her clinical internship at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford and the Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto. Before joining the School of Public Health, she was Assistant Professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UCSF and delivered clinical services at New Generation Health Center in San Francisco. Dr. Deardorff’s research focuses on antecedents and consequences of girls’ early puberty. She also examines sexual behaviors and condom use during adolescence and related risk and protective factors, particularly among young Latinas. She currently has a large NIH grant to examine early adversity, pubertal development, stress reactivity, and substance use and sexual health outcomes in Salinas, CA. She co-authored The New Puberty: How to Navigate Early Puberty in Today’s Girls.

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