Julie Cederbaum joined in 2009 after completing her doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania, where she worked within a multidisciplinary team at the Center for Health Disparities Research. Her work has focused on primary and secondary HIV prevention both within and outside the United States. Her dissertation work, funded by an individual National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health, examined mother-daughter communication about abstinence and safe sex. Specifically, she targeted understanding the differences in mother communication and daughter HIV-risk behaviors between HIV-positive and HIV-negative mother-daughter dyads.
Cederbaum's research interests include primary and secondary HIV prevention; social work and public health practice with families; and interventions with families and youth. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked as a direct practice clinician with families infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Bilingual-bicultural in Spanish, other clinical practice arenas have included welfare-to-work, health clinics and housing programs. All of Cederbaum's work has been within a family systems paradigm and utilized short-term therapeutic models.
She is a member of the Society for Social Work and Research, the Social Welfare Action Alliance and the American Public Health Association. Cederbaum serves as a reviewer for the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, and the Journal of Nursing in AIDS Care. Her teaching interests include direct social work practice with children and families, social work practice in health care settings and social work research.
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University of Pennsylvania: PhD 2009
University of Pennsylvania: MPH 2007
University of California, Los Angeles: MSW 2001
Drew University: BA 1997
Areas of Expertise (6)
Social Work Education
HIV and AIDS
Industry Expertise (4)
Health and Wellness
Honored Fellow, Institute in Applied Research in Child and Adolescent Development, NICHD (professional)
Research Articles & Publications (3)
Julie A Cederbaum, Tamika D Gilreath, Rami Benbenishty, Ron A Astor, Diana Pineda, Kris T DePedro, Monica C Esqueda, Hazel Atuel
The mental health of children is a primary public health concern; adolescents of military personnel may be at increased risk of experiencing poorer well-being overall and depressive symptoms specifically. These adolescents experience individual and intrafamilial stressors of parental deployment and reintegration, which are directly and indirectly associated with internalizing behaviors.The present study sought to better understand the influence of parental military connectedness and parental deployment on adolescent mental health...
Tamika D Gilreath, Ron A Astor, Julie A Cederbaum, Hazel Atuel, Rami Benbenishty
The present analysis sought to explore the normative rates and correlates of school victimization and weapon carrying among military-connected and nonmilitary-connected youth in public schools in Southern California.
Data are from a sub-sample of the 2011 California Healthy Kids Survey (N = 14,512). Items to assess victimization and weapon carrying were separated into three categories: physical acts (e.g., being pushed or shoved), nonphysical acts (e.g., having rumors spread about them) and weapon carrying.
The bivariate results indicate that youth with a military-connected parent had higher rates of physical victimization (56.8%), nonphysical victimization (68.1%), and weapon carrying (14.4%) compared to those with siblings serving (55.2%, 65.2%, and 11.4%, respectively) and nonmilitary-connected (50.3%, 61.6%, and 8.9%, respectively) youth...
Bryn King, Emily Putnam-Hornstein, Julie A Cederbaum, Barbara Needell
Although research has suggested that girls in foster care are at high risk of teen birth, limited data have been available from which rates could be calculated and characterized. This California study was based on a dataset constructed by probabilistically matching foster care records to statewide birth records. Using these linked data, we computed cross-sectional birth rate estimates for 15- to 17-year-old girls who were in foster care during each year from 2006 to 2010, characterizing the placement-related experiences and timing of births...