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Tabitha Julien 
MPH, PhD (c)

Researcher. Storyteller. Organizer.

Tabitha Julien is a Public Health Researcher who is a current doctoral student at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and a Tenant &  Anti-Displacement Organizer with Equality For Flatbush (E4F). 

Place matters. Especially for health outcomes. Tabitha is passionate about telling the untold stories of the direct and indirect health effects of gentrification on long-time rent-stabilized tenants in Brooklyn through her research. Her goal as a storyteller is to supplement scientific journal articles, by amplifying the unheard voices of her home community of Black & Caribbean rent-stabilized tenants through Public Health Journalism. You know, the stories and realities that statistics don't capture and mask.


Public Health in Action. Tabitha has found her home as an organizer for E4F, a grass-roots organization that fights gentrification and displacement for Black & Caribbean tenants in Brooklyn, NY since 2013.  It is through this organization that she is able to rapidly respond to housing displacement emergencies that threaten the safety and health of tenants while also holding landlords and management companies legally accountable.

Tabitha aims to "Shake the table... for good!" and is driven by a deep desire for justice. She plans to give a street-level account of public health in action through media, scientific publications, and organizing. 

Prior to joining NYU, Tabitha worked at the NYC Department of Mental Health and Hygiene within the Division of Disease Control as a Research Scientist a part of the Zika Virus response. 


"You know, the stories and realities that statistics don't capture and mask."

Community Engagement

Equality For Flatbush 

Tenant & Anti-Displacement Organizer



CUNY Brooklyn College Bachelor of Science (B.S)

Major: Biology

Minor: Women's Studies

SUNY Albany School of Public Health Master of Public Health (MPH)


NYU Grossman School of Medicine Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


In Progress


NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Division of Disease Control

Research Scientist

November 2015-August 2017

NYS Department of Health

Center for Environmental Health

Research Scientist

December 2014-October 2015

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