Julia Doto

Julia Doto (no photo)

Assistant Professor

Health and Human Performance 

Academic credentials
B.S., University of Delaware
M.S., The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park

Teaching Areas
• Designing and Evaluating Public Health Promotion Campaigns
• Epidemiology
• Health Communication
• Health Behavior
• Nutrition
• Weight Management

Research interests
• Designing Public Health Awareness and Education Campaigns
• Assessing Health Literacy in Vulnerable Populations
• Improving Patient-Provider Communication
• Exploring Consumer Nutrition Behaviors
• Reducing Consumer Waste, Consumption, and Packaging

Publications/creative works

Dr. Doto has published over 20 research articles in peer-reviewed health journals, including JAMA, American Journal of Health Behavior, Journal of Health Communication, and Social Marketing Quarterly. Currently, she serves as a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Communication in Healthcare.


Dr. Doto joined Marymount University faculty in 2019 after working for 14 years as a government contractor evaluating public health campaigns. She’s received grant and contract funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, National Institutes of Health, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. Dr. Doto is an active member of the American Public Health Association where she served as a past chair of their Health Communication Working Group.

Dr. Doto is available for comment on the following topics: designing and marketing health communication and medical education materials for consumer and clinical audiences; chronic disease prevention targeted towards hard-to-reach and vulnerable audiences; and evidence and assessment tools related to health literacy.


Email: julia.doto@marymount.edu