Fabrice Julien, Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A.

Assistant Professor of Health and Wellness

Contact Information

  • fjulien@unca.edu
  • 250-2396
  • 463 Sherrill Center

Office Hours

  • Thursday 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Note:

Please consult the syllabus for office-hours times for this semester. *Spring hours are: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 3 p.m.

Dr. Fabrice Julien is an Assistant Professor in the Health and Wellness Department at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He received his Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and his M.P.H. from the University of New Hampshire. His “T-shaped” training in health disparities enables him to move across domains and to speak to several disciplines. Dr. Julien’s interdisciplinary background includes training in public health, social medicine, sociology and political science. His scholarly work is broadly centered around the social determinants of health, with a focus on understanding and minimizing health care disparities. His dissertation explored the interdisciplinary association between social standing, academic stressors and the psychological well-being of immigrant youth. Other areas that his research explores include aging, health care access and utilization, and HIV prevention strategies. His past works have been funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His recent work on race, ethnicity and social characteristics in health care disparities can be read in Research in the Sociology of Health Care (Volume 38).

Aside from scholarship, pedagogy remains incredibly important to Dr. Julien. He is very passionate about working with undergraduate and graduate students and employs service-learning as an engagement tool.

Dr. Julien is a naturalized U.S. citizen, originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Medical Sociology from The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) from The University of New Hampshire
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Sociology from The University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science, with a minor in Public Health from The University of Georgia

HWP Courses Taught

  • HWP 245: Research Methods in Health and Wellness Promotion
  • HWP 310 Community Health Promotion: Theory and Practice
  • HWP 335: Health Communication
  • HWP 440: Epidemiology and the Environment
  • HWP 499: Undergraduate Research in Health and Wellness Promotion
  • PUBH 729: Migration and Health (Gillings School’s MPH Program)

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Julien, Fabrice S. (In Progress). Is Ambition Consequential for Immigrant Youth? Exploring The Association Between Educational Expectations and Depressive Outcomes.
  • Julien, Fabrice S. (In Progress). Exploring Immigrant Youth Attitudes on Educational Attainment Expectations.
  • Julien, Fabrice S., and Patricia Drentea. 2020. “How Ethnic Self-Identification Informs the Association Between Perceived Discrimination and Depressive Symptomatology in Caribbean Children.” Research in the Sociology of Health of Health Care 38.
  • Julien, Fabrice S., VallesJessica, Acharya, Sanjeev, and Patricia Drentea (in preparation). Place, Family and Changes in Social Support: A Cross-National Analysis of Older Adults in Mexico and China.

Selected Presentations

  • Julien, Fabrice S. 2021. Race Towards An Early Grave: How the American System of Ranking Human Value Drives {consequential} Health Outcomes. UNC Asheville Advancement Lecture.
  • Julien, Fabrice S. 2021. Is Ambition Consequential for Immigrant Youth? Exploring The Association Between Educational Expectations and Depressive Outcomes. 116th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting.  Paper Presentation.
  • Julien, Fabrice S. 2020. Stress, Access, Utilization and Mental Health Outcomes in Immigrant Youth. The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Health Services, Outcomes & Effectiveness Research (HSOER) Training Program (Fellows) Meeting. Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. Birmingham, AL. Oral Presentation
  • Acharya, Sanjeev, Julien, Fabrice S., VallesJessica, and Patricia Drentea, 2019. Place, Family and Depressive Symptomatology: A Comparison of Two Countries among Older Adults. 114th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting. New York, NY. Oral Presentation.
  • Julien, Fabrice S. 2019. Health Care Utilization Disparities Among Immigrant Children: An Interdisciplinary Examination of How Unmet Mental Health Needs Stem from Parent Educational Expectations. 25th Annual Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality National Research Service Award Trainees Conference. Washington, D.C. Poster Presentation
  • VallesJessica, Julien, Fabrice S., Acharya, Sanjeev, and Patricia Drentea, 2019. Place, Family and Changes in Social Support: A Cross-National Analysis of Older Adults. 2019 Southern Sociological Association Meeting. Atlanta, GA. Oral Presentation.
  • Julien, Fabrice S. 2018. Parent Expectations, Student Achievement and Depression: Exploring the Expectation Differences Among Black Parents. The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Health Services, Outcomes & Effectiveness Research (HSOER) Training Program (Fellows) Meeting. Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. Birmingham, AL. Oral Presentation.
  • Julien, Fabrice S. 2017. The Association Between Perceived Discrimination and Depressive Symptomatology Among Caribbean Immigrant Children. Talk presented at the Mid-South Sociological Association Annual Meeting, Chattanooga, TN. Oral Presentation.
  • Julien, Fabrice S. et al. 2015. Injury Prevention Report: Utilizing State and National Data to Introduce Evidence-Based Recommendations in New Hampshire. Injury Prevention Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital. Presented to the Injury Prevention Advisory Council Leadership Team. Oral Presentation.
  • Julien, Fabrice S. and Wango, R.K. 2015On-Boarding of Hospitals in New Hampshire for the Purpose of Meaningful Use to the New Hampshire Public Health Authority: Poster presented at the New Hampshire Public Health Association annual meeting. Poster Presentation.