Julia Goodman, B.Sc., M.P.H., Ph.D.


Contact Information
Email: julia.goodman@pdx.edu
Office: 670T
Telephone: TBA

Dr. Goodman is Assistant Professor of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. Her primary teaching is in the MPH:HMP and MPA:HA programs.
Dr. Goodman received a Ph.D. in Health Services and Policy Analysis from UC Berkeley where her research focused on maternity leave policies and women’s health. She holds an MPH in Maternal and Child Health, also from UC Berkeley, and a B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University.
Prior to returning to graduate school, Dr. Goodman worked as an advocate for maternal and child health and work-family policy issues. She was a Women’s Policy Institute Fellow with the Women’s Foundation of California.
Research Focus & Interests
Dr. Goodman’s interdisciplinary research lies at the intersection of health services research, population health, and work and family policy and concerns how social, structural, and economic factors influence pregnancy. Her research explores the impact of work-related policies on fertility decisions and perinatal health.
Community Engagement/Service
Dr. Goodman is a member of the Population Association of America, the Work Family Researchers Network, and the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research.
Working papers
Goodman J. “Laboring until labor: the prevalence and correlates of antenatal maternity leave in the United States.”
Goodman J, Kjerulff K, Guendelman S. “Antenatal maternity leave and childbirth using the First Baby Study: a propensity score analysis.”
Goodman J. “The impact of California’s Paid Family Leave law on maternal time use.”
Catalano R, Goodman J, Margerison-Zilko C, Falconi A, Gemmill A, Karasek D, Anderson E. “Timing of birth: Parsimony favors strategic over dysregulated parturition.” American Journal of Human Biology, In Press.
Karasek D, Goodman J, Gemmill A, Falconi A, Hartig T, Magganas A, Catalano R. “Evidence for risk aversion in the decisional biology of human gestation.” Accepted at Twin Research and Human Genetics.
Margerison-Zilko C, Goodman J, Anderson E, Catalano R. “Post-term birth as a response to environmental stress: the case of September 11, 2001.” Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 2015(1): 13-20 (2015).
Catalano R, Karasek D, Gemmill A, Falconi A, Goodman J, Magganas A, Hartig T. “Very low birthweight: Dysregulated gestation versus evolutionary adaptation.” Social Science & Medicine 108: 237-242 (2014).
Goodman J, Karasek D, Anderson E, Catalano R. “The Contribution of Attenuated Selection in Utero to Small-for-Gestational-Age (SGA) Among Term African American Male Infants.” Social Science & Medicine 88: 83-89 (2013).
Guendelman S, Goodman J, Kharrazi M, Lahiff M. “Work-Family Balance After Childbirth: The Association Between Employer-Offered Leave Characteristics and Maternity Leave Duration.” Maternal and Child Health Journal March (2013).
Catalano R, Goodman J, Margerison-Zilko C, Saxton K, Anderson E, Epstein M. “Selection Against Small Males In Utero: A Test of the Wells Hypothesis.” Human Reproduction, 27(4): 1202-1208, (2012).
Guendelman S, Lang Kosa J, Pearl M, Graham S, Goodman J, Kharrazi M. “Juggling work and breastfeeding: effects of maternity leave and occupational characteristics." Pediatrics, 123, e38-e46, (2009).