Julia Van Liew, Des Moines University Behavioral Medicine

Julia Van Liew, Ph.D.

Additional Roles
Assistant Professor, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Program
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Medicine, Student Research Mentors

Areas of Expertise

Dr. Van Liew’s clinical and research experiences on interprofessional health care teams have focused on addressing co-occurring physical and mental health concerns to optimize patient wellbeing and delivery of patient-centered health care, particularly among older adults.

As part of DMU’s innovative collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to integrate NAMI’s Provider Education Program into health professions education, Dr. Van Liew studies the impact of the program on student outcomes including stigma about mental illness.  She is also engaged in research on curricular efforts in culturally and socially responsive health care.

Primary Teaching Roles

  • Physician as Professional (A and B)
  • Clinical Sciences II (Psychiatry)
  • Clinical Sciences IV (Geriatrics)
  • Research rotation preceptor
  • Mentored Student Research Program mentor

Primary Service Commitments

  • COM Strategic Planning Team Co-Lead (Research)
  • University Integrity Committee member
  • Psychiatry Club faculty advisor
  • Green Bandana Project suicide prevention trainer
  • COM DO faculty advisor

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Iowa (Health Psychology emphasis)
B.A., Psychology, Spanish Language and Literature, Marquette University

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