Julie Williams Merten

University of North Florida | Public Health
Julie Williams Merten

“It's not about you. It's about us, and the greater meaning of what it means to be human.”

Julie Merten, PhD, MCHES is an Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health. She directs the undergraduate Public Health Internship program and teaches in the Master of Public Health program.

She also serves as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the Brooks College of Health to develop new opportunities for student engagement and serve as the central connecting and organizing unit for community-engaged Brooks College of Health programs and faculty.

She is the Editor-in-Chief for the Florida Public Health Review Journal and she is currently in the sixth year of a research project, Our Campus, Our Health analyzing the health risk behaviors of the UNF student body.

Dr. Merten serves as the Chair of the Skin Cancer Prevention Task Force in Northeast Florida to reduce skin cancer through advocacy, policy, and education efforts. Nationally, she is involved with the American Academy of Health Behavior.

Our Campus Our Health LogoOur Campus, Our Health engages students and an interdisciplinary team of faculty in the implementation of a biennial college health behavior assessment. The next assessment will be administered in Fall 2019. Students are invited to apply for the research team by contacting Dr. Merten at JMerten@unf.edu