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Julia M. Thorsness


Public Health Specialist – Comprehensive Cancer
Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Alaska Department of Health


Julia Thorsness has worked as the Coordinator for the State of Alaska Comprehensive Cancer Control Program since 2007.  During that time she has worked with workgroups around colorectal cancer screening, cancer survivorship, cancer clinical trials and palliative care.  As a part of the Section of Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Leadership Team, she works on integrated and collaborative partnerships and strategic key preventive screenings.  Prior to her work with the State she was Executive Director of Hospice of Anchorage.   Julia is a long time Alaskan who enjoys cabin life and fishing.