Julia Felice
Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies
Division of Nutritional Sciences

B36B Kinzelberg Hall



My education and professional training has focused on the use of natural, statistical, and social sciences to investigate and address problems of public health. This training includes a Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from Cornell University as well as postdoctoral training in both research and curriculum development in Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences, respectively. My expertise and personal interests relate to maternal and child health and to promoting justice and equity in public access to health, well-being, and opportunity.

As Associate Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, my activities primarily relate to coordinating the undergraduate advising program, including collaborative with the College of Human Ecology, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the Office of Undergraduate Biology, directing the Division’s research-based Undergraduate Honors Program, and teaching.

I continue to work with Dr. Kathleen Rasmussen and her extended research group on projects related to human milk expression and the experiences and potential consequences for mothers and infants.

Yamada, R., Rasmussen, K.M., & Felice, J.P. (2018). ‘‘What Is ‘Enough,’ and How Do I Make It?’’: A Qualitative Examination of Questions Mothers Ask on Social Media About Pumping and Providing an Adequate Amount of Milk for Their Infants. Breastfeeding Medicine; doi: 10.1089/bfm.2018.0154.

Felice, J.P., Rasmussen, K.M., & Geraghty, S.R. (2018). The Evolution of Breast Pumps and Bottles and a Revolution in Infant Feeding. In: A. Ventura (Ed.), Bottle-feeding: Perceptions, Practices and Health Outcomes. Hauppage, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Rasmussen, K.M., Felice, J.P., O’Sullivan, E.J., Garner, C.D., & Geraghty, S.R. (2017). The Meaning of “Breastfeeding” Is Changing and So Must Our Language About It. Breastfeeding Medicine, 12(9), 510-514.

Felice, J.P., Geraghty, S.R., Quaglieri, C.W., Yamada, R., Wong, A.J., Rasmussen, K.M. (2017). ‘Breastfeeding’ without baby: a longitudinal, qualitative investigation of how mothers perceive, feel about, and practice human milk expression. Maternal & Child Nutrition, doi: 10.1111/mcn.12426.

Felice, J.P., Geraghty, S.R., Quaglieri, C.W., Yamada, R., Wong, A.J., Rasmussen, K.M. (2017). ‘Breastfeeding’ but not at the breast: mothers’ descriptions of providing pumped human milk to their infants via other containers and caregivers. Maternal & Child Nutrition, doi: 10.1111/mcn.12425.

Yamada, R., Rasmussen, K.M., & Felice, J.P. (2016). Mothers’ Use of Social Media to Inform Their Practices for Pumping and Providing Pumped Human Milk to Their Infants. Children, 3(22); doi:10.3390/children3040022.

Felice, J.P., Cassano, P.A., & Rasmussen, K.M. (2016). Pumping human milk in the early postpartum period: its impact on long-term practices for feeding at the breast and exclusively feeding human milk in a longitudinal survey cohort. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1267-1277.

Felice, J.P., & Rasmussen, K. M. (2015). Breasts, pumps and bottles, and unanswered questions. Breastfeeding Medicine, 10(9), 412-415.

Dieterich, C.M, Felice, J.P., O’Sullivan, E., & Rasmussen, K.M. (2013). Breastfeeding and Health Outcomes for the Mother-Infant Dyad. Pediatric Clinics of North America, (60)1, 31-48.

Dr. Felice currently teaches NS 1200 Nutrition and Health: Issues, Outlooks, and Opportunities, a course focused on career and academic development, and NS 3980 Research in Human Nutrition and Health, a course directed toward upperclassmen that gives a broad overview of a range of considerations and issues related to conducting research. 

NS 3980 Research in Human Nutrition and Health

NS 1200 Nutrition and Health: Issues, Outlooks, and Opportunities

Ph.D., Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Biology


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