Julie Childers

Executive Director

OBOS Executive Director Julie ChildersEmail: julie [AT] ourbodiesourselves.org

Julie Childers is the executive director of Our Bodies Ourselves. Julie, who joined the organization in the spring of 2016, is leading OBOS forward as it enhances the quality and breadth of its online health content, strengthens its global partnerships, and works collaboratively with other women’s health organizations in the U.S. to promote women’s reproductive and sexual health.

Prior to joining OBOS, Julie served as the vice president for sexuality education at the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, where she led the effort against abstinence-only until marriage education and for a comprehensive sexuality curriculum for middle school students. She also worked at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, where she managed university-community research partnerships, including “Making Invisible Histories Visible: The June L. Mazer Lesbian Feminist Archive” and “Women’s Social Movement Activity in Los Angeles: 1960 – 2000.”

Julie holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Boston College, where she was also a research associate with the Media Research and Action Project. Her research focused on third wave women’s health organizing in an alternative birth center. At the University of Tulsa, she was the Emily Mumford Scholar in Medicine and Society and co-organized a state level conference on HIV/AIDS. In all her work, Julie seeks to bridge academic and nonprofit efforts for social justice.

Julie invites you to connect with her by email: julie [AT] ourbodiesourselves.org