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Julia Bennett

Julia Bennett is the founder of J.B. Strategic Communications, a communications consulting firm based in Southern California, and is the soon-to-be stepmother of two awesome and rowdy teenage boys. Her portfolio includes consulting and clinical advisory work with Navy Medicine’s Perinatal Advisory Board, the USDA, and a prior career in journalism spanning coast to coast, from CBS in Boston, to California, to ABC-7 in Washington, D.C. When she’s not writing and creating, she commits brazen acts of cooking, and is grateful for those who eat her frequent attempts. She holds a B.A. in journalism from Northeastern University and an M.P.P. in Health Policy and International Health Policy & Development from Georgetown University.

Get Out The Vote!

By and April 7, 2016 No Comments
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Here at The Scientific Parent, in addition to our trusty pack of hamsters on wheels that power the lights, there are just two of us making the blogging magic happen. We are a self-funded and nearly full-time operation, which means everything you see and enjoy comes out of Leslie and Julia’s own pockets and time. […]

Categories: Announcements


Mulder vs. Scully Point-Counterpoint

By and February 22, 2016 No Comments
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  Leslie and Julia both grew up watching the X-Files, which helped influence their careers both in journalism and in public health.  With the recent revival of the show in a six part mini-series on Fox, they’ve discovered that the show affected them in different ways.  Leslie viewed herself in the 90s more as a […]

Categories: Faith + Beliefs, Science 101 + Mythbusting


Ladies, Don’t Drink and Don’t Have Babies: When Public Health Messaging Fails

By and February 8, 2016 1 Comment
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  We strive to be evidence-based communicators here at The Scientific Parent, and sometimes we collectively wring our hands at public health messaging by our counterparts at other organizations. After all, the public health nerd core tends to be made up of nerds, and while we love nerds (seeing as how we consider ourselves members […]

Categories: Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, Pregnancy, Birth + Family Planning


“My Kids Aren’t Guinea Pigs,” Says Parent Affected By Porter Ranch Gas Leak

By January 4, 2016 4 Comments
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A brave parent stepped forward to talk to The Scientific Parent about the Porter Ranch gas leak, and asked that he remain anonymous, for fear of retaliation against his family. Here is his story. I am part of one of the 3,000 families displaced by the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) leak in Porter Ranch, but I […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health


Which Posts Made The #TopTenOf2015 on The Scientific Parent? Check it Out!

By December 31, 2015 No Comments
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Just before the new year, here at The Scientific Parent Headquarters, we’re looking back at our year in review. It was a tremendous amount of hard work for our team, with enormous effort from our brilliant contributors, and support, commentary, and loyalty from our wonderful readers that made this year spectacular. Check out the links […]

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