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Julie Eisen, MA, CHES

Julie Eisen, MA, CHES

Communications Associate

The Institute for Family Health

Patient Communications Associate at The Institute for Family Health


The Institute for Family Health

Communications Associate

If it involves words and is for our 90,000 patients, I probably manage it.

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Health Communication Consultant

- Harvard School of Public Health: Wrote content for a website aimed at young adults with HIV. Topics included the role of research, general health, sexual health and healthy relationships. Website is associated with PHACS (Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study).

- Boston Public Health Commission: Wrote reports, blog entries, and provided general assistance with outreach efforts for the Mayor’s Health Line, a department which serves the uninsured and helped to implement health care reform changes in Massachusetts.



Communications Associate/Project Coordinator

As Communications Associate:
- Wrote and edited content for NICHQ’s websites. (news, feature stories, Q&As)
- Managed NICHQ’s monthly newsletter.
- Managed NICHQ’s social media.
- Developed online engagement strategies to connect 300+ clinicians, community leaders and public health practitioners participating in NICHQ’s Collaborate for Healthy Weight project.
- Developed content for the "Can Do Playbook," an interactive online course to guide public health stakeholders in the development of healthy weight campaigns for their communities.
- Directed off-site video shoots about NICHQ’s Texas breastfeeding project and a breast milk bank (videography, lighting, sound, set design)
- Co-implemented four video shoots about NICHQ projects (videography, lighting, sound, set design)

As Project Coordinator:
- Coordinated quality improvement project to help 13 pediatric practices transition into patient-centered medical homes.
- Planned two off-site learning sessions for groups of 100+ people – managed logistics, catering, a/v needs.
- Maintained documentation of project activities, including meeting minutes, calendars, content-related documents and monthly reports

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Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Graduate Consultant for the Health Communication Core (Thesis)

- Created a guide for researchers on communication strategies for building trust and accountability in study participants. The ultimate goal of the resource is to offer strategies that will help researchers prevent participant drop-out.

- Conducted formative research to guide production of resource, including literature review, environmental scan, and key informant interviews with researchers.


Policy Studies

Research Assistant, Health and Human Services

Hired as a Research Assistant in September 2010 after serving as an intern.

Worked on contracted health communication projects with state health departments contributing to:
- Formative research (literature reviews, environmental scans)
- Qualitative research and analysis (surveys, focus groups, interviews)
- Campaign development
- Evaluation

Worked on projects related to:
- H1N1 outreach evaluation
- Premature birth prevention
- Nutrition
- Immunization
- Gestational diabetes

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Boston Ballet

Citydance Teacher's Assistant (Community Outreach)

Presented lessons on dance, creativity, and expression to third grade classes in the Boston Public School System.

Boston Medical Center

Research Coordinator, Medical Information Systems Unit

- Recruited and screened participants for a study on depression.
- Managed IRB.
- Represented department and designed poster detailing depression study for the “Changing Science, Changing Society” conference held at the University of Massachusetts – Boston.

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Nursing Editorial Assistant

- Edited an 800-page Clinical Companion for nursing students and practitioners, which published in
March 2009.
- Managed peer-review process for four nursing textbooks.



Editorial Intern, Women's Health magazine

- Researched, wrote, and fact checked article manuscripts.
- Interviewed nutritional experts for article research.

Muhlenberg College

B.S., Media & Communication, Biology

Emerson College & Tufts University School of Medicine

M.A., Health Communication