Julie Elginer, DrPH, MBA

Course: Building Advocacy Skills: Reproductive Health Focus
Course: Healthcare Marketing
Course: Global Health Institutions, Policies, and Systems


Julie Elginer has over a decade of biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry experience in various marketing, strategic planning, finance and managed market roles for Abbott Laboratories and Amgen. During a sabbatical from Amgen, she served as an adjunct faculty in the John’s Hopkins University School of Nursing, teaching at various academic medical centers throughout the country. Her myriad consulting engagements include advising the US Food and Drug Administration to incorporate technology into the logistical chain to address food safety and transport issues.


Dr. Elginer is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and holds dual appointments in both the Department of Health Policy & Management and Community Health Science within the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She teaches Healthcare Marketing and Healthcare Financial Management and Reproductive Health Advocacy. She has been recognized by the Public Health Student Association for excellence in teaching several times. In addition, she serves in an advisory capacity to the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practioners (NAPNAP) – Los Angeles chapter. In 2012, NAPNAP-LA presented her with their highest award for a non-clinician given annually to the person who most advanced the practice of nursing in the Los Angeles area.


Dr. Elginer is a recognized leader in advocacy and health policy issues. She led volunteer non-profit advocacy throughout California and in Washington DC. She has drafted legislation, conducted policy analysis, testified before the legislature and successfully advocated for several issues including perinatal mental health, human trafficking, categorical eligibility of food stamps, microbicides funding and more. In 2010, the California Assembly bestowed upon her an Individual Member Resolution for her “lifetime of achievements and meritorious service.” In 2011, Julie was recognized by the United Nations Association of New York for her work addressing the perils of human trafficking, along with colleagues from the Association of Junior League International. In 2012, she was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to a four-year term as a member of the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners and spent five years as an Environmental Commissioner for the City of Calabasas.