Julia Durante, MD, MPH

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Julia Durante, MD, MPH, is an attending physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia PA 

Residency

Pediatrics - Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Allentown, PA

Fellowship

Adolescent Medicine - University of Texas Southwestern/Children’s Health, Dallas, TX

Board Certification

Adolescent Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Biology - Haverford College, Haverford PA

Graduate Degree

Master of Public Health - University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston TX 

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2023

Durante JC, Sims J, Jarin J, Gold MA, Messiah SE, Francis JK. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception for Adolescents: A Review of Practices to Support Better Communication, Counseling, and Adherence. Adolescent Health, Medicine and Therapeutics. 2023;14:97-114. Published 2023 May 5. doi:10.2147/AHMT.S374268  

Mang A, Jetelina KK, Mcneely C, Durante JC, Sánchez V, Tiro JA, Francis JKR. Characteristics of parents who think intrauterine devices or contraceptive implants are “best” for their daughter: An exploratory analysis. Contraception, 30 May 2023, doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2023.110084 

Durante JC, Higashi RT, Lau M, Tiro JA, Francis JKR. Parent Perspectives about Initiating Contraception Conversations with Adolescent Daughters. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2023;36(4):399-405. doi:10.1016/j.jpag.2023.02.008 

2022

Francis J, Weerakoon SM, Lucas SL, Mathew MS, Durante JC, Kelly N, & Tiro JA. (2022). Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Network Open, 5(9), e2234000. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.34000 

Durante JC, Lau M. Adolescents, Suicide, and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Pediatr Ann. 2022 Apr;51(4):e144-e149. doi: 10.3928/19382359-20220317-02. Epub 2022 Apr 1. PMID: 35417315. 

2018

Mercier RJ, Durante JC. Physician and Nurse Perceptions of Gentle Cesarean Birth. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2018 Mar/Apr;43(2):97-104. PMID: 29227288, doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000404. 

2017

Durante JC, Woodhams EJ. Patient Education About the Affordable Care Act Contraceptive Coverage Requirement Increases Interest in Using Long-Acting Reversible Contraception. Womens Health Issues. 2017 Mar - Apr;27(2):152-157. PMID: 28063850. doi: 10.1016/j.whi.2016.11.006.

Books

Update in Adolescent Medicine (2023). Keshwani, N., Bretz, L., Davidson, A., Durante, J., Kim, G.C. In: Beckwith, S. (eds) Update in Pediatrics. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-41542-5_1

Posters and Presentations

2024

Health Literacy in Foster Care Transition Planning and Barriers to Care. Julia C Durante, MD, MPH, Robin T. Higashi PhD, Anubha Sood, PhD, Parker Brady, Amy Six-Means, MLIS, Kimberly Stone, MD, MPH. Poster at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine conference, San Diego CA, March 2024. 

2023

Barriers to Healthcare Access for Adolescents and Young Adults Formerly in Foster Care and impact on Reproductive health. Julia C Durante, MD, Anubha Sood, PhD, Parker Brady, Amy Six-Means, MLIS, Kimberly Stone, MD, MPH. Poster at the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Annual Clinical and Research Meeting, Nashville TN, March 2023.

Parent Perspectives about Initiating Contraception Conversations with Adolescent Daughters. Julia C. Durante MD, Robin T. Higashi PhD, May Lau MD, MPH, Jasmin A. Tiro PhD, Jenny K.R. Francis MD, MPH. Poster at the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine conference, Chicago IL, March 2023.

Preventing Adolescent Suicide. Lau M, Durante JC, Loria H, MacDonald B. Multidisciplinary Case Conference, Pediatrics Department, Children’s Health, Dallas TX.  February 2023

2022

Practical Updates for Pediatricians on the 2021 CDC STI Treatment Guidelines. Texas Pediatric Society Annual Meeting, Texas Chapter of AAP, Galveston TX. September 2022. 

HPV Vaccination Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Francis JKR, Weerakoon SM, Trenkner S, Durante JC, Allouch S, Kelly N, Mathew MS, Lucas SL, Tiro JA. Poster at Pediatric Academic Societies, April 2022, Denver CO. 

Invited Lectures

2023

Sexual Health of Adolescents with Disabilities: Understanding Unmet Needs and Supporting Reproductive Decision Making. North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Adolescent Health Lecture Series, September 2023.

Communication with Adolescents and Young Adults about Sexual Health: Considerations for Hematology-Oncology. Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Grand Rounds, Children’s Health, Dallas TX,  March 2023.

Talking to Adolescents about Sexual Health for Healthcare Providers. Adolescent Health Today Lecture Series, Children’s Health, Dallas TX. January 2023.
Equity and Empowerment in HPV Cancer Prevention and Vaccination: Let's Talk About It. Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Office of Community Outreach, Engagement, and Equity, UTSW, Dallas TX. January 2023. 

2022

Strategies for Scholarship Success - Using Technology to Enhance your Presentations. Second Year Fellows Core Curriculum, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas TX. October 2022.

Antidepressants for Adolescents: Evaluation, Selection, and Monitoring. September 2022.

2021

LGBTQ Health and Youth with Disabilities. Kissel A, Jarin J, Durante JC, Kuper L, Meneses V, Vash-Margita A, Francis J. Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics Annual Conference, October 2021. 

Awards and Honors

2023, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health 2014-2017, Clinical and Translational Research Program – Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University 
2014-2015, Lavine Research Scholarship, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University 
2014, Dean’s Summer Research Program, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University