Julia E. Bradsher PhD, MBA, MS is the President and CEO of Huntington Medical Research Institute (HMRI). Since joining HMRI, Dr. Bradsher has led the development and implementation of a focused and targeted strategy for HMRI that includes our research, education and community engagement, community engagement, and an effort to maximize the Institutes’ assets to fuel our research mission. Dr. Bradsher has enthusiastically embraced Southern California, San Gabriel Valley, and Pasadena as her home and quickly engaging in the community. She serves on the board of Huntington Health Physicians (HHP), is a member of the Twilight Club, and is a deacon at the San Marino Community Church.
Prior to joining HMRI, Dr. Bradsher served as President and CEO of the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) in Portage, Michigan from 2011 to July 2018. Prior to her tenure at IFPTI, she served as President and CEO of The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN), an organization focused on awareness and education regarding food allergies, public policy, and advancing research on the cause and potential treatments. Before joining FAAN, she held leadership and management roles in the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. Bradsher has occupied adjunct faculty positions at the University of California, San Francisco; Sonoma State University; and San Francisco State University, and she was a Research Scientist at the New England Research Institute. Dr. Bradsher also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Pew Health Policy Program at the University of California, San Francisco Institute for Health Policy Studies. She received her PhD in medical sociology from the University of Miami, and an MBA from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University in Boston. Dr. Bradsher also holds an MS degree in gerontology from Baylor University and a BS degree in psychology from Millsaps College.