Julia Cooper
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Julia Cooper, MD, AAHIVS

Residency Faculty

Languages spoken

Spanish

Education and training

Residency and HIV fellowship - Lawrence Family Medicine Residency
Doctor of Medicine (MD) - University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biology - Swarthmore College

Professional interests

HIV and viral hepatitis
Addiction treatment
Gender-affirming hormone therapy
Liver health
Antibiotic stewardship

A little about me

Dr. Julia Cooper is a graduate of Swarthmore College. After completing an AmeriCorps VISTA fellowship working for a homeless housing and advocacy organization in Philadelphia, she attended the University of Rochester for medical school, where her special interests included leading the student group of smoking cessation counselors. At the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, she learned Spanish and pursued additional training in addiction medicine, GAHT, and HIV and viral hepatitis. Dr. Cooper is an avid vegetarian cook and amateur botanist.

Why I love my job

Dr. Cooper is passionate about making medical information available to patients and communities, and is always happiest when drawing medical diagrams on her exam table paper.

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Professional experience & accomplishments

Dr. Julia Cooper studied biology at Swarthmore College. After completing an AmeriCorps VISTA fellowship working for a homeless housing and advocacy organization in Philadelphia, she attended the University of Rochester for medical school, where she lead the student group of smoking cessation counselors and participated in nighttime street outreach to Rochester’s homeless population. At the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency, she learned Spanish and pursued additional training in addiction medicine, GAHT, and HIV and viral hepatitis. During residency, Dr. Cooper rotated on infectious disease services and provided HIV consultations in Lima, Peru and Lusaka, Zambia, which was instrumental in stoking her interest in antibiotic stewardship and global infectious disease trends. During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Cooper developed written and videotaped educational materials in English and Spanish for the Lawrence community. Dr. Cooper also has a strong interest in liver diseases, including metabolic liver disease or “NAFLD,” and has published on this subject for a primary care audience.