Julia Fleckman, PhD

Director, Violence Prevention Institute

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health

School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Tidewater Building, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 1500
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Education & Affiliations

  • PhD, Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University
  • Master of Public Health, Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish Literature, Colgate University


As a social scientist and mixed methods researcher, the primary focus of Dr. Fleckman's work is the prevention of violence. Her current research interests include the evaluation of structural and community-level mechanisms for the prevention of gun violence, childhood adversity, and intimate partner violence. Much of her work contributes to how such mechanisms can be influenced to reduce risk for violence and promote health equity. Dr. Fleckman works collaboratively with local and national community-based groups and advocacy organizations. She also serves as the Director for the Tulane University Violence Prevention Institute and the Senior Director for the Tulane Gun Violence Policy Lab. Prior to joining as faculty, Dr. Fleckman completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the support of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.


Fleckman, J. M., Taylor, C. A., Theall, K. P., & Andrinopoulos, K. (2019). Perceived social norms in the neighborhood context: The role of perceived collective efficacy in moderating the relation between perceived injunctive norms and use of corporal punishment. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 36(1), 29-41.

Fleckman, J. M., Taylor, C. A., Theall, K. P., & Andrinopoulos, K. (2019). The association between perceived injunctive norms toward corporal punishment, parenting support, and risk for child physical abuse. Child abuse & neglect, 88, 246-255.

Fleckman, J. M., Taylor, C. A., Storer, H. L., Andrinopoulos, K., Weil, L. E., Rubin-Miller, L., & Theall, K. (2018). Breaking the mold: Socio-ecologic factors to influence the development of non-harsh parenting strategies to reduce risk for child physical abuse. Children and Youth Services Review.


Gun Violence, Community Violence, Family Violence, Parenting, Child Maltreatment, Primary Prevention