Julia (Jules) Przedworski

Jules Przedworski
MPC Student Member
Health Policy and Management

Research Interests

Health Equity; Sexual and Gender Minority Health; Social Determinants of Health; Healthcare Access and Health Disparities


I am a PhD student in the program of Health Services Research, Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and a National Cancer Institute Cancer-related Health Disparities Fellow. I joined the MPC as a graduate student member in 2014.

My research focuses on advancing health equity for marginalized populations, particularly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. I have conducted studies on the mental health of sexual minority college students; health care barriers faced by transgender adults; and the reproduction of heteronormativity in medical school curricula. I have training in both quantitative and qualitative methods. As a community-engaged scholar, I have partnered with community organizations in Minnesota and Washington, DC. My awards include the Schochet Award in Health Policy & Practice, and the Weisman & Chase Gender-Based Research Award.

Selected Publications

Przedworski J, McAlpine D, Karaca-Mandic P, VanKim N. Health and health risks among sexual minority women: an examination of three subpopulations. American Journal of Public Health. 2014; 104(6): 1045-1047. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301733

Przedworski J, Dovidio J, Hardeman R, Phelan S, Burke S, Ruben M, Perry S, Nelson D, Burgess D, Knudsen J, Van Ryn M. A comparison of the mental health and well-being of sexual minority and heterosexual medical students: A report from the Medical Student Change Study. Academic Medicine. 2015;90(5).doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000658

Przedworski J, VanKim N, Eisenberg M, McAlpine D, Lust K, Laska, M. Self-reported mental disorders & distress by sexual orientation: Results of the Minnesota College Student Health Survey. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.01.024