Julie Edwards

Julie Edwards formal headshot, black dress, necklace
House Fellow
Director of the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives
Cornell Health, 110 Ho Plaza

Julie Edwards is the Director of the Skorton Center for Health Initiatives where she and her team advance campus well-being through institutional leadership, education, research, and public engagement. Julie leads Cornell’s Health Promoting Campus efforts and is in the process of developing a sustainable structure, ways to engage students, and measures to monitor the progress of these population-level approaches to support campus well-being. Julie currently serves in roles within several national organizations, including the U.S. Health Promoting Campuses Network, the American College Health Association, and NASPA.

Julie’s research focuses on strengths-based approaches that align with the PERMA model and positive psychology principles. She has personal and professional experience with mental health and well-being and strives to help others recognize the inherent strengths they have within themselves to pursue the life they want to live.

Julie is a first-generation student, is married with four children, and has a rescue dog, Rocky. She enjoys exploring all Ithaca has to offer, including the Farmer’s Market, nature trails, and restaurants.