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Julia Woodward, PhD

Julia Woodward, PhD
Assistant Professor, Departments of OBGYN and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Woodward is the Director of Psychological Services Program and is integrated into the multidisciplinary team at Duke Fertility Center. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.  She has a joint appointment in OBGYN and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.  She specializes in working with patients coping with infertility, pregnancy loss, and perinatal mood disorders and conducts third-party reproduction evaluation and consultation.  Her research focuses on family and child outcomes of first-time parents in their forties and fifties.

Education and Training

  • University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, BA, 1995
  • University of Kansas, MA 2000
  • University of Kansas, PhD, 2004

Research

Dr. Woodward's research focuses on family and child outcomes of first-time parents in the peri- and postmenopausal period who have completed fertility treatment, often with donor gametes.

Selected Grants and Awards

  • B. Kent Houston Award for Excellence in Health Psychology, University of Kansas, 2001
  • Vigliano Award for Excellence in Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas, 2001        
  • APA Science Directorate Dissertation Research Award, 2003
  • Mentee, American Society of Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group, Chosen for a year long Professional Mentorship program by the Mental Health Professional 
  • Group of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, 2006
  • Mentor, American Society of Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group,  Recruited to serve as a mentor for a professional new to the field of reproductive psychology, 2009-2012