Julie C. Brown, MD

Julie C. Brown, MD

Emergency Medicine

On staff since September 2001

Children's Title: Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Research

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Julie C. Brown, MDCM, MPH, is an emergency medicine attending physician at Seattle Children's Hospital and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from McGill University, Montreal, and her MPH from the University of Washington.

She completed her first two years of pediatrics residency at Rainbow Babies and Childrens in Cleveland. She completed her third year of pediatrics residency and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Seattle Children's. She has also completed one-year fellowships in pediatric biomedical diseases and evidence-based medicine. She is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is co-Director of research for the Division of Emergency Medicine. Her research interests include foreign bodies, minor procedures, emergency management of respiratory diseases, and the use of technology in medicine. She is ATLS and PALS certified.


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Medical/Professional School

McGill University, Montreal


Pediatrics, University Hospitals of Cleveland Attn: Faculty Affairs, Cleveland
Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle


Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
Pediatrics, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle

Research Description

My research interests include minor procedures, ear and nose foreign bodies, aerodigestive foreign bodies, emergent management of respiratory diseases, and electronic decision support. My current research projects include a number of studies evaluating magnet ingestions in children, as well as devices for use in minor procedures, such as lumbar puncture and ear foreign body removal. I recently completed a role as the site principal investigator on three industry-sponsored multi-center studies: a randomized clinical trial evaluating a new therapy for pediatric asthma; validation of a clinical score for asthma; and a study of the epidemiology of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), an important cause of wheezing illness in infants. I have authored two chapters on the management of croup, and numerous peer-reviewed publications involving the care of the febrile infant, electronic decision support, and the management of foreign bodies.

Research Focus Area

Chronic Conditions / Special Health Care Needs, Therapeutic Trials, Quality Improvement

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Washington FEAST (Food Allergy-Eczema-Asthma Support Team) Extra-Mile Award "In recognition of your splendid support of the food allergy community and especially the Teal Pumpkin Project" 2014
Young Faculty Award, Center for Clinical and Translational Research Science Day Seattle Children’s Research Institute 2011
Elected to the Society for Pediatric Research 2011
Ambulatory Pediatric Association Fellows Award 2000
Shirley Riva Fisher Prize in Palliative Care McGill University 1991


  • 21. Brown JC, Tuuri RE, Akhter S, Guerra JM, Goodman IS, Myers S, Nozicka C, Manzi S, Long K, Turner T, Conners GP, Thompson RW, Park E
    Lacerations and Embedded Needles Caused by Epinephrine Autoinjector Use in Children
    Annals of Emergency Medicine , 2016 : 67(3)307-315
  • Lion KC, Brown JC, Ebel BE, Klein EJ, Gutman CK, Hencz P, Fernandez J, Mangione-Smith R
    Remote Interpreter Modality and Outcomes in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A Randomized Trial
  • Lion KC, Brown JC, Ebel BE, Klein EJ, Gutman CK, Hencz P, Fernandez J, Mangione-Smith R
    Patterns and Predictors of Professional Interpreter Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Otjen JP, Mellon K, Brown JC
    Acupressure Magnets, a Possible MRI Hazard
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging , 2015 : 41(3)858-860
  • Arthur KC, Mangione-Smith R, Meischke H, Zhou C, Strelitz B, Acosta-Garcia M, Brown JC
    Impact of English Proficiency on Care Experiences in a Pediatric Emergency Department
    Academic Pediatrics , 2015 : 15(2)218-224
  • Otjen JP, Mellon K, Brown JC
    Acupressure Magnets, a Possible MRI Hazard
    Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging , 2015 : 41(3)858-860
  • Brown JC, Klein EJ, Reid J, Strelitz, B
    A Randomized Clinical Trial of Pediatric Lumbar Puncture Success Using the Compass Pressure Transducer.
    Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting , 2014 May
  • Carlsson J, Patterson J, Brown JC, Xu M, Selke S, Huang M, Wald A, Corey L, Frenkel L
    HSV, HHV-6, and Parvovirus B19 in Ill Young Infants Presenting for Emergency Services
  • Mitchell RM, Brown JC, Parish HG, Follmer K, Coleman T, Otjen JP and Riehle, K
    Grill Cleaning Brush Bristle Ingestions in Children
  • Brown JC, Osincup D
    Pediatric Procedures: Nasal & Otic Foreign Bodies
    Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 7th edition , 2010 : 976-982


Presentations Title Event Location Date
Epinephrine and Auto-injectors Food Allergy Bloggers Conference Denver CO Nov. 2015
Anaphylaxis, Adrenaline and Autoinjectors and Jeopardy! Can You Make The Diagnosis? Clinical Pediatrics, Family and Emergency Medicine Conference, Allergies Vancouver BC Sept. 2015
Anaphylaxis: Recognition and Management. What EMS Providers Need To Know King County EMS Training and Education BLS Midyear Conference Kirkland WA June 2015
Pediatric Ear and Nose Foreign Bodies Resident Noon Conference Seattle WA June 2015

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
Life Sciences Discovery Fund Commercialization Grant 2010 - 2014