Julia Cartwright

Julia Cartwright
Julia Cartwright

Chief of Staff

Senior Associate Dean for Communications, Promotion and Public Affairs

Clinical Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Professional overview

Associate Dean Julia Cartwright leads the strategy in promoting the college’s academic programs and efforts to build prominence for the NYU School of Global Public Health domestically and internationally. She oversees internal and external communication, and media relations.

Before joining NYU and with a career devoted to social change communications, for 12 years, she led Legacy’s award-winning communications initiatives devoted to raising public awareness about the deadly toll tobacco takes in our nation. Prior to her tenure with Legacy, she had devoted 18 years to the nonprofit, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC). As a member of the original team that helped to launch the NCMEC in 1984, Ms. Cartwright is credited with helping shape the early public image of the nonprofit as it grew from a handful of committed child advocates to the internationally-respected organization it is today.


BA, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA
MA, Corporate Communications, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Executive Certificate, Nonprofit Management, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Executive Certificate, Executive Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Honors and awards

Finalist, PR News’ Annual PR Professional of the Year (Nonprofit/Association) competition (2006)

Areas of research and study

Public Health Communications
Tobacco Control



Tobacco: An equal-opportunity killer?

Prohibiting menthol in tobacco products: A policy whose time has come


julia.cartwright@nyu.edu 708 Broadway 8FL New York, NY, 10003