Julia Cartwright, MA, is Chief of Staff and Senior Associate Dean of Communications, Promotion, and Public Affairs at the New York University School of Global Public Health. She is a Clinical Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences with a career-long focus on social norm change communications in the field of public health.
Prior to joining NYU GPH, Ms. Cartwright led award-winning communications initiatives at the American Legacy Foundation (now Truth Initiative), where she worked for 12 years on a wide range of tobacco control initiatives including the truth and EX campaigns, as well as stakeholder engagement and support for the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s highly successful Tips from Former Smokers.
Before her tenure at Legacy, she devoted 18 years to the nonprofit National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). As a member of the original team that helped to launch the NCMEC in 1984, Ms. Cartwright led the Center’s communications efforts, including working on a myriad of national public awareness partnerships from the iconic Milk Carton campaign to broadening the national reach of the AMBER Alert (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response).
Ms. Cartwright is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her Master’s degree in Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. She holds a Certificate from Harvard University’s Global Change Agents Executive Program.
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