Julii Brainard


  • 01.01a Bio-Medical Research Centre (BMRC)

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Academic Background

BA in Geography SDSU 1991, PhD in Environmental Sciences, UEA, 1998.


Julii has a background in systematic reviews, health communication and geography, geographic information systems, risk analysis, carbon accounting, epidemiology, environmental economics and assessing inequitable impacts of environmental pollution.


RA/SRA at the Norwich Medical School since 2013.  RA and SRA in Environmental Sciences, UEA 1992-1997 and 2000-2005. RA in physical geography at Loughborough University 1998-2000. Environmental Impact Researcher in San Diego 1989-1991.

Research Interests

I am a Senior Research Associate in Modelling Public Health Threats as part of the NIHR-funded Health Protection Unit in Emergency Preparedness.  I do other projects, too, systematic reviews in nutrition and secondary data analyses.

Key Research Interests

Selected Publications

Brainard, J., Howard Wilsher, S., Salter, C., Loke, Y. K. (2016) Methodological review: quality of randomized controlled trials in health literacy in BMC Health Services Research 16.

Brainard, J., Hooper, L., Pond, K., Edmunds, K., Hunter, P. R. (2016) Risk factors for transmission of Ebola or Marburg virus disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis in International Journal of Epidemiology.

Brainard, J., Hunter, P. R. (2016) Contextual factors among indiscriminate or larger attacks on food or water supplies, 1946-2015 in Health Security 14. pp. 19-28

Edmunds, K., Abd Elrahman, S., Bell, D., Brainard, J. and 15 others (2016) Recommendations for dealing with waste contaminated with Ebola virus: a Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points approach in Bulletin WHO 94. pp. 424-432.

Brainard, J., Pond, K., Hooper, L., Edmunds, K., Hunter, P. (2016) Presence and Persistence of Ebola or Marburg Virus in Patients and Survivors: A Rapid Systematic Review in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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