• Affiliate Professor, Global Health
  • Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane

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Julie Cliff is an Australian physician and epidemiologist who teaches at Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique.
She graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1967, followed by postgraduate training in internal medicine in London. She studied community health and tropical medicine at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and has been an International Epidemiologic Fellow at the US Centers for Disease Control.
She is an Affiliate Professor at the University of Washington, Seattle, associated with Health Alliance International.
Her research topics have included infectious disease prevention and control and health policy, with her main interest being the paralytic disease konzo, associated with eating cassava.

She has given the Annual Pumphandle Lecture to the John Snow Society in London. And a keynote speech to the 7th African Field Epidemiology Network Conference, where she received a merit award for her services to field epidemiology in Africa.

In Australia, she has been awarded an Order of Australia and honorary doctorates from Monash University and the University of Melbourne.

  • MSc (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK))
  • DTM&H (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (UK))
  • MBBS (University of Melbourne (Australia))
  • FRCP (Royal College of Physicians (UK))
Country Affiliations 
  • Portuguese
Health Topics 
  • Adult Mortality
  • Community Health Workers
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Immunizations
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neglected Diseases, Tropical Medicine (incl. Parasites)
  • Neurology
  • Nutrition

Gudo ES, Falk K, Cliff J. Historical Perspective of Arboviruses in Mozambique and Its Implication for Current and Future Epidemics. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2018;1062:11-18.

Salom√£o C, Nacima A, Cuamba L, Gujral L, Amiel O, Baltazar C, Cliff J, Gudo
ES. Epidemiology, clinical features and risk factors for human rabies and animal bites during an outbreak of rabies in Maputo and Matola cities, Mozambique, 2014:
Implications for public health interventions for rabies control. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Jul 24;11(7):e0005787. PMID: 28742094.

Taibo CLA, Cliff J, Rosling H, Hall CD, Park MM, Frimpong JA. (2017) An epidemic of
spastic paraparesis of unknown aetiology in Northern Mozambique. Pan Afr Med J.
2017 May 28;27(Suppl 1):6. PMID: 28721170.

Muloliwa AM, Cliff J, Oku A, Oyo-Ita A, Glenton C, Ames H, Kaufman J, Hill S,
Cartier Y, Bosch-Capblanch X, Rada G, Lewin S. Using the COMMVAC taxonomy to map vaccination communication interventions in Mozambique. Glob Health Action.
2017;10(1):1321313. PMID: 28573937.