Julie C Brown, MD

Julie C Brown, MD

Emergency Medicine

On staff since September 2001

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Title: Co-Director, Emergency Medicine Research

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

  • Biography

    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.

  • Patient Testimonials
  • 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
    Ambulatory Pediatric Association Fellows Award 2000
    Young Faculty Award, Center for Clinical and Translational Research Science Day Seattle Children’s Research Institute 2011
    Shirley Riva Fisher Prize in Palliative Care McGill University 1991
    Elected to the Society for Pediatric Research 2011
  • Publications

    Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • 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
    • 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

    Published Abstracts

    • 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
      2015 May
    • 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
      2015 May
    • Mitchell RM, Brown JC, Parish HG, Follmer K, Coleman T, Otjen JP and Riehle, K
      Grill Cleaning Brush Bristle Ingestions in Children
      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
      2014 May
    • 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

    Other Publications

    • Otjen JP, Mellon K, Brown JC
      Acupressure Magnets, a Possible MRI Hazard
      Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2015 : 41(3)858-860
    • Brown JC, Osincup D
      Pediatric Procedures: Nasal & Otic Foreign Bodies
      Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 7th edition, 2010 : 976-982
  • Presentations
    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


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Medical/Professional School

McGill University, Montreal, QC


Case Western Reserve University Endodontics Reside, Cleveland, OH
University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA

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, Translational research, observational studies, investigator-initiated interventional studies, Quality Improvement, Therapeutic Trials