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Julie Maslowsky, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Health Behavior and Biological Sciences
2349 NURS1

University of Michigan School of Nursing
400 North Ingalls Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5482

Telephone: (734) 763-8428
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  • Adolescent Health
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Population Health
  • Health Equity

Dr. Julie Maslowsky is a developmental psychologist and population health scientist who studies adolescent health, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health including contraception and abortion. Dr. Maslowsky’s research integrates adolescent developmental science with population and reproductive health to inform developmentally appropriate policies and practices on adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

Current Research Grants and Programs

  • Development of a digital decision support tool to facilitate developmentally appropriate adolescent contraceptive counseling in primary care. Agency and program/mechanism: NICHD R21HD107460. Role: PI. (9/12/2022-8/31/2024)
  • Research roadmap on policy-ready research for youth abortion access. Agency and program/mechanism: William T. Grant Foundation, Officer’s Discretionary Fund. Role: PI. (1/1/2023-12/31/2023)
  • Improving health and healthcare of adolescents in Illinois. Agency and program/mechanism: University of Illinois Chicago Center for Clinical and Translation Science. Role: PI. (1/1/2023-12/31/2024)

Affiliations / Service

  • Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (Board member 2019-2022)
  • Society of Family Planning (Chair of Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Special Interest Group, 2021-present)
  • Population Association of America
  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
  • Society for Research on Adolescence

Notable Awards / Honors

  • Outstanding Adolescent Health Initiative, University of Michigan Adolescent Health Initiative
  • Public Voices Fellow, The Op-Ed Project
  • Compassion in Action Award, presented by His Holiness the Dalai Lama


  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2012
  • MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2008
  • MSW, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2005
  • BS, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 2004

Publication Highlights

  • Allison, B. A., Vear, K., Hoopes, A. J., & Maslowsky, J. (2023). Adolescent awareness of the changing legal landscape of abortion in the United States and its implications. Journal of Adolescent Health, 73(2), 230–236.

  • Whitfield, B., Vizcarra, E., Dane’el, A., Palomares, L., D’Amore, G., Maslowsky, J., & White, K. (2023). Minors’ experiences seeking confidential contraceptive services in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic. Journal of Adolescent Health, 72(4), 591-598.

  • Hoopes, A. J., Maslowsky, J., Baca, M. A., Goldberg, J., Harrison, M. E., Hwang, L. Y., Romano, M., Tebb, K., Tyson, N., & Grubb, L. K. (2022). Elevating the needs of minor adolescents in a landscape of reduced abortion access in the United States. Journal of Adolescent Health, 71(5), 530-532.

  • Wilkinson, T. A., Maslowsky, J., & Berlan, E. D. (2022). The pediatrician in the post-Roe landscape. JAMA Pediatrics, 176(10), 967–968.

  • Maslowsky, J., Stritzel, H., & Gershoff, E. T. (2022). Post-pregnancy factors predicting teen mothers’ educational attainment by age 30 in two national cohorts. Youth & Society, 54(8), 1377–1401.

  •   Maslowsky, J., Hendrick, C. E., Stritzel, H. (2021). Mechanisms linking teenage mothers’ educational attainment with self-reported health at age 50. BMC Women’s Health, 21(1), 1-9.

  • Maslowsky, J., Powers, D., Hendrick, C. E., Al-Hamoodah, L. (2019). County-level clustering of repeat versus first teen births in the United States, 2015-2017. Journal of Adolescent Health, 65(5), 674-680.

  • Maslowsky, J., Owotomo, O., Huntley, E., Keating, D. (2019). Adolescent risk behavior: Differentiating reasoned and reactive risk-taking. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 48(2), 243-255.

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