Wilson Center Experts
Julia Moore is director of research, Pew Health Group at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Prior to joining Pew in 2009, she was deputy director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars’ Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies. During 2003-5, she was senior advisor in the Office of International Science and Engineering at the National Science Foundation. In that position, she covered a broad range of policy issues including emerging technologies like nanotechnology and biotechnology.
Moore has over 20 years experience working on the Congressional, public affairs, and public policy aspects of international science, technology, and security issues. For three years (2000-2003), Moore was a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center working both in Washington, DC, and London, UK. Her research centered on the genetically-modified food controversy. She focused on the lessons learned from this debate for 21st century science and technology policy-makers, including those in the area of nanotechnology.
Prior to the Wilson Center, she served for five years (1995-2000) as director of legislative & public affairs at the National Science Foundation--a $6 billion federal agency supporting basic science and engineering research. From 1991-95, Moore was executive director of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Before joining PSR, Moore was a senior associate at Ogilvy & Mather Public Affairs headed by former White House Press Secretary Jody Powell. Moore was communications vice president of World Wildlife Fund (1986-1990), working under former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator William K. Reilly. She also was deputy director of The Arms Control Association (1982-1984) at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Moore served for over a decade, both overseas and in Washington, DC, with the U.S. Department of State (1975-1986). She was deputy director of the Department’s SALT Working Group, the ratification team for the SALT II Treaty, and U.S. Liaison Officer for Information at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels, Belgium.
Moore graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1972. She was a Dean & Virginia Rusk Fellow (1985-86) at Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy. Her professional memberships include: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, and Council on Foreign Relations.