Julie Linton

Clinical Professors,Julie Linton, M.D., FAAP

Julie M. Linton, M.D., FAAP

Clinical Associate Professor
Clemson University School of Health Research
Medical Director of the PASOs Program in Greenville County

Contact: 864-455-8911 or jlinton@ghs.org


Who is Dr. Linton?

Julie M. Linton, MD, FAAP, joined the faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville as an associate professor and as the Medical Director of the PASOs program in Greenville County in 2018. PASOs helps build a stronger South Carolina by supporting Latino communities with education, advocacy, and leadership development.

After graduating with a B.S. in psychology from Duke University, Dr. Linton spent 9 months in Panama as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, in partnership with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. Dr. Linton earned her medical doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, followed by pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After gaining clinical experience in rural and urban settings in Greenville, South Carolina and Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Dr. Linton was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, the Advocacy Director for the Wake Forest Pediatric Residency Program, and the Associate Director of the Integrating Special Populations Program at the Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity. Nationally, Dr. Linton serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Council on Community Pediatrics Executive Committee and is the Co-Chair of the AAP Immigrant Health Special Interest Group. Dr. Linton is a current fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Leaders Program.

For more information, see her Curriculum Vitae.

How Dr. Linton’s research is transforming health care

Dr. Linton is a general academic pediatrician with a particular interest in the health and wellbeing of children in immigrant families and the intersection between immigration policy and health. Her research seeks to identify opportunities to optimize clinical care, mitigate stress, and build resilience for children in immigrant families and to advocate for policy-level action. In her new roles here as an associate professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville and as the medical director of the PASOs program, she hopes to engage in clinical, educational, scholarly, and advocacy activities that support the health and well-being of Latino families and children in immigrant families under a framework of health equity.

Her early work in global health prepared her for a pediatric career devoted to global health within U.S. borders. Prior to relocating to Greenville, South Carolina, she was involved with efforts to improve immigrant and refugee health in partnership with the City of Winston-Salem through the Building Integrated Communities initiative, and the Forsyth County Department of Public Health through the Forsyth Refugee Health Collaborative and the Forsyth Adolescent Health Coalition. Nationally, she co-chairs the American Academy of Pediatrics Immigrant Health Special Interest Group. In 2017, she was selected for the Culture of Health Leaders Program by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Within that program, she is focusing on building cross-sector collaborations in an effort to foster health equity for children in immigrant families.


Key Health Research Interest Areas

children in immigrant families; mixed-status families; Latinos; immigration policy; child detention; advocacy; social determinants of health; health equity