Julia Curbera is a Research Associate at the Institute for Community Health. She is involved in evaluation projects about social determinants of health, family services, early childhood education, and substance use disorder prevention and treatment. She also contributes to research projects using qualitative methods. Julia has previously worked on community development projects at an urban planning consultancy in the Boston area; and coordinated grants, community engagement, and technical assistance for park equity initiatives at the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
Julia received her BA in Urban Studies and Art History from Washington University in St. Louis, and completed her Master’s degree in City Planning at MIT with a focus on Housing and Community Development.