Dr. Julie Thompson-Dobkin is a Board-certified neurologist, currently residing in San Francisco. She previously served as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the University of Pittsburgh and was part of the clinical teaching staff at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Thompson-Dobkin has most recently served as a consultant at Share Our Selves Medical Clinic, providing neurological care for the indigent and uninsured population of Orange County, California.
Apart from her medical work, she has a keen interest in addressing quality of life issues for those living with chronic illness, poverty, and housing insecurity. She founded Hidden Truths Project in 2012, which is dedicated to engaging and empowering individuals impacted by visible and invisible disabilities, through the arts. The primary focus of HTP is in utilizing a creative platform becoming the narrative for people who have been marginalized.
Her work in social justice has included membership on the Inclusion Council at Newport Harbor High School, where she worked with academic staff and students to address racial, gender identity, and socio-economic injustices in the school and local community. She has served on the Board of Someone Cares Soup Kitchen and Tutoring Program, which addresses the local community needs precipitated by homelessness and food insecurity. She volunteers at St. Anthony’s Foundation in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, working with the homeless and inner-city elderly population living with food insecurity.
In 2020, she was invited to become the Cover Editor for Epilepsy & Behavior and join the Elvsevier Reviews Platform team.
In her spare time, she is a novice artist, runner, and distracts herself playing piano.