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.