Julie Stachowiak, PhD


  • Author of the "Multiple Sclerosis Manifesto," the winner of the 2009 ForeWord Book of the Year Award in the Health Category
  • Epidemiologist diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS)


Julie Stachowiak, PhD, was a former writer for Verywell Health covering multiple sclerosis. Dr. Stachowiak worked on the grassroots public health level; her accomplishments included 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. 


Dr. Stachowiak earned a PhD in public health from Johns Hopkins University. She also received 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.

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