Julie Gleason-Comstock, Ph.D., MCHES

Julie Gleason-Comstock, Ph.D., MCHES

Julie Gleason-Comstock, Ph.D., MCHES

Administrative Title

Assistant Professor, Full-time
Population Health Sciences

Office Phone

(313) 577-6681


Dr. Gleason-Comstock is a public health researcher and educator with joint appointments in the Cardiovascular Research Institute and the Center for Urban Studies. Dr. Gleason is a Master Certified Public Health Education Specialist (MCHES) and teaches in the WSU Masters of Public Health (MPH) program. She advises graduate students and mentors medical students interested in public health. Dr. Gleason served as Deputy Director for the 2018 Department of Family Medicine & Public Health Sciences Research Day and was a mentor for MPH and MD/MPH students’ scholarly presentations at the 2018 Michigan Family Medicine Research Day Conference. Dr. Gleason has served on WSU doctoral dissertation committees in the School of Nursing, College of Education and Department of Communication. Her research and teaching interests also include pursuing a multidisciplinary approach to global public health.

Dr. Gleason became a North American Primary Care Research Group Practice-Based Research Methods Program Fellow in 2017. She was Editor of the Michigan Journal of Public Health from 2010-2016, a peer-reviewed, web-based journal which publishes Michigan and Great Lakes public health research and practice.

Dr. Gleason’s recent research has focused on translational research, primarily investigation of cardiovascular health education and risk reduction through randomized controlled trials. Earlier research included a Detroit community-based randomized controlled trial on HIV/AIDS risk reduction and testing.

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