Julienne Rutherford

Assistant professor of women, child and family health science


Julienne Rutherford

Julienne Rutherford. Photo: Mark Mershon/UIC College of Nursing (click on image to download larger file size)

Julienne Rutherford believes the marmoset monkey may hold the key to reducing stillbirths in human mothers.

Rutherford’s work has found that the environment a female marmoset experiences as a fetus has enormous repercussions for reproductive success as an adult.

Rutherford received an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health in 2013 to track the growth and development of the female marmoset reproductive system from birth to first pregnancy, spanning three generations.

She received a Leadership Fellowship from the American Anthropological Association. In 2013, the American Society of Primatologists presented her with its inaugural Legacy Award for her contributions as an early career researcher in the field of primatology.

Subject areas

  • Anthropology
  • Women’s issues
  • Health and medicine
  • COVID-19 and pregnancy
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