Julie Stachowiak, PhD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering multiple sclerosis. Dr. Stachowiak has a long history of working on the grassroots public health level, having founded an international non-profit organization and serving on the Boards of Directors of several others. She held a faculty position at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology. Since being diagnosed with MS, Dr. Stachowiak has spent time learning about the disease and investigating different approaches to treatment and symptom management. She currently works as a freelance writer and consultant.
Dr. Stachowiak holds a PhD in public health from Johns Hopkins University. She also has a Master of Public Health (Maternal and Child Health) and a Master of International Affairs (Human Rights) from Columbia University. Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design, which has given her skills in communicating abstract or difficult ideas so that they can be understood by a wide range of people.
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