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Julie L. Watson, PhD, OTR/L

Director, Doctor of Health Science, Master of Public Health, and Post-Professional OTD

BS, University of Maryland; MOT, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences; MHS, University of Florida; PhD, University of Florida

Dr. Julie Watson is the program director and full-time faculty member of our Doctor of Health Science, Master of Public Health, and Occupational Therapy Doctorate programs. She brings extensive clinical and community practice as well as online teaching experience to her role at Bay Path.

Dr. Watson earned a PhD in Public Health from the University of Florida along with two master’s degrees, one in health science from the University of Florida and the other in occupational therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

She is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Wildflower Healthcare, a nonprofit organization that provides free medical and dental care to uninsured adults. Dr. Watson also serves as the Northeast Florida Regional Representative for the Florida Occupational Therapy Association and as a Scholarly Mentor for the Brooks Institute of Higher Learning Occupational Therapy Neurologic Residency Program.

Learn more about Dr. Watson and the OTD program, click here.