Julia Valliant is a public health researcher focusing on learning from farmers and ranchers about how agricultural incentives can support them in building farm-level biodiversity and raising more nourishing food. Present projects address how farms and ranches continue, or transition, from one generation to the next; the food movement as a farmer-led health movement; grazing management for surface water point protection; and performance payments to reward grazers and farmers for ecological outcomes in agriculture.

Political Science
PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Health, Behavior and Society, 2012
MHS, Johns Hopkins University, International Health, 2000
BA, University of Virginia, Environmental Science, 1997