Julie Grassian

Clinical Social Work Fellow, Trauma and Grief Center 

Julie Grassian, MSW, MPH, joined the Meadows Institute with eight years of experience in trauma- and grief-focused public/mental health advocacy. Prior to joining the Institute, Julie completed her MSW and MPH degrees at UC Berkeley, specializing in Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health (MCAH) and School Social Work.

At Berkeley, Julie taught Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) and developed a mentorship program for underrepresented students interested in MCAH. She also worked for the Gender Equity Resource Center, where she focused on LGBTQ+ research & advocacy and facilitated trainings for staff on gender/sexuality education. Through her MSW internships, she worked as a school-based therapist and developed a grief-informed toolkit for the school. She also worked as a grief support group facilitator for school-age children and adults at East Bay Agency for Children. Prior to graduate school, Julie served as the co-director of a grief support group for children and adolescents through UCLA’s Pediatric Palliative Care program. She also worked as the Program Coordinator for the UCLA Women’s Health Education & Research Center, where she managed programs and research related to reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ women’s health, and the health-wealth gap.

In her role at the Meadows Institute, Julie serves as a Clinical Social Work Fellow at the Trauma and Grief Center, where she focuses on research and policy work related to childhood bereavement and the role of grief-informed schools in enhancing mental health outcomes.

Julie currently resides in San Francisco, CA. She attended UCLA as an undergraduate and is originally from San Pedro, CA (Port of Los Angeles).

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