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Julia Kobulsky

Assistant Professor
Social Work

Ritter Annex 551
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Julia M. Kobulsky, PhD, joined the faculty of Temple University’s School of Social Work in July 2018. Prior to this she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland School of Social Work (2016-2018) and a doctoral training fellow of the Administration of Children, Youth and Families (2014-2016). She received her doctorate from Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences in 2016. She worked for six years at Beech Brook, a Cleveland-area nonprofit organization where she conducted research and evaluation on a continuum of prevention and intervention programs for emotionally disturbed youth.  

The goal of Julia’s research and teaching is to support the mental and behavioral health of youth involved in the child welfare system. She conducts research on adolescent substance use and other behavioral health problems in child welfare populations and on the measurement of child maltreatment. She also has an interest in program evaluation and implementation science, and is passionate about collaborating with child welfare and behavioral health agencies to support innovations to improve outcomes for youth and families. As a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Maryland, she served an evaluator on the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI), an eight state pilot of an online training program for the mental health and child welfare workforces.


  • PhD, Case Western Reserve University
  • MA, Sociology, The University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA, Anthropology, Loyola University Chicago