Biography

Julii has a background in systematic reviews, health communication and geography, geographic information systems, risk analysis, carbon accounting, epidemiology, environmental economics and assessing inequitable impacts of environmental pollution.

Career History

RA/SRA at the Norwich Medical School since 2013.  RA and SRA in Environmental Sciences, UEA 1992-1997 and 2000-2005. RA in physical geography at Loughborough University 1998-2000. Environmental Impact Researcher in San Diego 1989-1991.

Research Interests


I am a Senior Research Associate in Modelling Public Health Threats as part of the Health Protection Unit.  I am also currently working on updating systematic reviews on the health benefits of consuming fish oils (for the World Health Organisation).

Academic Background

BA in Geography SDSU 1991, PhD in Environmental Sciences, UEA, 1998.

All Publications

Brainard, J., Pond, K., Hunter, P. R.

(2017)

Censored regression modelling to predict virus inactivation in wastewaters,

in Environmental Science and Technology

51

(3)

pp. 1795–1801

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Kintz, E., Brainard, J., Hooper, L., Hunter, P.

(2017)

Transmission pathways for sporadic Shiga-toxin producing E. coli infections: A systematic review and meta-analysis,

in International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health

220

(1)

pp. 57–67

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brainard, J., Hooper, L., Pond, K., Edmunds, K., Hunter, P. R.

(2016)

Risk factors for transmission of Ebola or Marburg virus disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis,

in International Journal of Epidemiology

45

(1)

pp. 102-116

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brainard, J. S., Ford, J. A., Steel, N., Jones, A. P.

(2016)

A systematic review of health service interventions to reduce use of unplanned health care in rural areas,

in Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice

22

(2)

pp. 145-155

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brainard, J., Alefounder, H.

(2016)

Ambulance Trust initiatives to reduce conveyances to emergency departments,

in European Journal of Emergency Medicine

23

(3)

pp. 235-236

Full Text

(Letter)

(Published)


Edmunds, K., Abd Elrahman, S., Bell, D., Brainard, J., Dervisevic, S., P Fedha, T., Few, R., Howard, G., Lake, I., Maes, P., Matofari, J., Minnigh, H., Mohamedani, A. A., Montgomery, M., Morter, S., Muchiri, E., Mudau, L. S., Mutua, B. M., Ndambuki, J. M., Pond, K., Sobsey, M. D., Van der Es, M., Zeitoun, M., Hunter, P.

(2016)

Recommendations for dealing with waste contaminated with Ebola virus: a Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points approach,

in Bulletin WHO

94

(6)

pp. 424-432

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brainard, J., Hunter, P. R.

(2016)

Contextual factors among indiscriminate or larger attacks on food or water supplies, 1946-2015,

in Health Security

14

(1)

pp. 19-28

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brainard, J., Pond, K., Hooper, L., Edmunds, K., Hunter, P.

(2016)

Presence and Persistence of Ebola or Marburg Virus in Patients and Survivors: A Rapid Systematic Review,

in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

10

(2)

article no. e0004475

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brainard, J., Loke, Y., Salter, C., Koos, T., Csizmadia, P., Makai, A., Gacs, B., Szepes, M.

(2016)

Healthy ageing in Europe: prioritizing interventions to improve health literacy,

in BMC Research Notes

9

article no. 270

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brainard, J., Howard Wilsher, S., Salter, C., Loke, Y. K.

(2016)

Methodological review: quality of randomized controlled trials in health literacy,

in BMC Health Services Research

16

article no. 246

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Brainard, J., Hunter, P.

(2016)

Do complexity-informed health interventions work? A scoping review,

in Implementation Science

11

article no. 127

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(Published)


Bouzid, M., Brainard, J., Hooper, L., Hunter, P. R.

(2016)

Public health interventions for Aedes control in the time of Zikavirus- A metareview on effectiveness of vector control strategies,

in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

10

(12)

article no. e0005176

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Geboers, B., Brainard, J., Loke, Y., Jansen, C. J., Salter, C., Reijneveld, S. A., de Winter, A. F.

(2015)

The association of health literacy with adherence in older 2 adults, and its role in interventions: a systematic meta-review,

in BMC Public Health

15

article no. 903

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(Article)

(Published)


Brainard, J., Salter, C., Howard Wilsher, S., Loke, Y.

(2015)

Healthy Ageing in Europe: Prioritizing Interventions to improve Health Literacy,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Brainard, J., Hunter, P.

(2015)

Ebola Virus Disease Water and Sanitation Risk management,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Geboers, B., Brainard, J. S., Loke, Y. K., Jansen, C. J. M., Salter, C., Reijneveld, S. A., de Winter, A. F.

(2015)

Erratum to: The association of health literacy with adherence in older adults, and its role in interventions: a systematic meta-review,

in BMC Public Health

15

(1091)

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Howard Wilsher, S., Brainard, J., Salter, C., Loke, Y.

(2015)

How health literacy can contribute to the efforts to improve healthy diet,

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Salter, C., Brainard, J., Mcdaid, L., Loke, Y.

(2014)

Challenges and Opportunities: What Can We Learn from Patients Living with Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions, Health Professionals and Carers about the Concept of Health Literacy Using Qualitative Methods of Inquiry?,

in PLoS ONE

9

(11)

article no. e112041

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(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Selected Publications

Brainard, J., Howard Wilsher, S., Salter, C., Loke, Y. K. (2016) Methodological review: quality of randomized controlled trials in health literacy in BMC Health Services Research 16.

Brainard, J., Hooper, L., Pond, K., Edmunds, K., Hunter, P. R. (2016) Risk factors for transmission of Ebola or Marburg virus disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis in International Journal of Epidemiology.

Brainard, J., Hunter, P. R. (2016) Contextual factors among indiscriminate or larger attacks on food or water supplies, 1946-2015 in Health Security 14. pp. 19-28

Edmunds, K., Abd Elrahman, S., Bell, D., Brainard, J. and 15 others (2016) Recommendations for dealing with waste contaminated with Ebola virus: a Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points approach in Bulletin WHO 94. pp. 424-432.

Brainard, J., Pond, K., Hooper, L., Edmunds, K., Hunter, P. (2016) Presence and Persistence of Ebola or Marburg Virus in Patients and Survivors: A Rapid Systematic Review in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases 10.