In the Name of Allah
Most Gracious-Most Merciful
Julie Samia Mair
Julie Samia Mair, JD, MPH is the author of two children’s books and a freelance writer. She has published fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in magazines, books, and scientific journals. She writes on a variety of topics, including Islam, public health, and law. She publishes under ‘J. Samia Mair’ in her non-scientific publications.
Julie received a Juris Doctor from The University of Pennsylvania Law School (cum laude), a Master of Public Health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Bachelor of Arts from Smith College (cum laude). She received a Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance, a Certificate in Health and Human Rights, and a Certificate in Injury Control from Johns Hopkins as well.
She practiced law for nearly eight years, three-and-a-half of which she spent at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor in the Appeals Unit. She went on to study public health and served on the faculty of The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for over six years. There, her research focused on violence prevention in prisons, refugee camps, and other places.
Julie was born in the Philadelphia area and was raised as an atheist in a culturally Christian environment. As an adult, she investigated other religions, before converting to Islam in January 2001.
Organization and Group Membership/Affiliations
- Islamic Writers Alliance
- Muslimah Writers Alliance
- National Writers Union
- National Association of Muslim Lawyers
- Maryland and District of Columbia Bars
- The Perfect Gift (children’s book), published by The Islamic Foundation (2010)
- Amira’s Totally Chocolate World (children’s book), published by The Islamic Foundation (2009)
- ‘The Photograph’, short story published in the IWA anthology: Many Voices, One Faith II – Islamic Fiction Stories (2009)
- ‘Tea Talk’, regular column in SISTERS Magazine (UK, 2009 - current)
- Regular contributor to SISTERS Magazine and Hiba Magazine
- ‘Iron’ and ‘Milk’, poetry published in the IWA anthology: Many Poetic Voices, One Faith (2009)
- ‘Shipwrecked’, ‘A Convert’s Loss’, and ‘Wisdom’, poetry published in Islamic Ink (2009)
- ‘The Moon Waits’, poetry published in Between Love, Hope & Fear (An-Najm Publishers, 2007)
- Numerous articles as Baltimore Muslim Examiner for Examiner.com
Selected Scientific Publications
- ‘A Public Health Perspective on Gun Violence Prevention’ in Suing the Gun Industry: A Battle at the Crossroads of Gun Control and Mass Torts. (University of Michigan Press, 2005) Available: www.press.umich.edu/pdf/0472115103-ch1.pdf
-The Use of Zoning to Restrict Fast Food Outlets: A Potential Strategy to Combat Obesity (Center for Law and the Public’s Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities, 2005) Available: www.publichealthlaw.net/Zoning%20Fast%20Food%20Outlets.pdf
-‘New hope for victims of prison sexual assault,’ published in The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (2003) Available: http://www.justdetention.org/en/academicarticles/2001-2005.aspx
- Violence prevention and control through environmental modifications,’ published in Annual Review of Public Health (2003)
Co-Recipient of the 2004 Community Service Award from the D.C. Prisoners’ Legal Services Project for research on healthcare access for women in D.C. jails
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