Professor Julie Collins-Dogrul completed her Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California, Davis in 2007 and began teaching at Whittier College in 2008. Collins-Dogrul is an internationally oriented scholar with expertise in transnational social problems, health disparities, social determinants of health, US-Mexico Border issues, and inter-organizational cooperation and governance. Her research focuses on transnational cooperation on public health issues at the U.S.-Mexico Border.
Collins-Dogrul's courses include the Sociology of Health and Medicine, Transnational Migration and Latina/o Communities, the Sociology of Work, Introduction to Sociology, and Approaches to Social Research. Along with teaching classes, mentoring students, and research, Collins-Dogrul manages a campus qualitative research lab and is part of the Center for Engagement with Communities.