Julie Haizlip, MD, MAPP

Clinical Professor of Nursing, University of Virginia School of Nursing

Attending Physician, University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics

Director, UVA Center for Appreciative Practice

Co-Director, Center for ASPIRE

Dr. Julie Haizlip is a clinical professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing and faculty in the University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics.

In addition to her training as a pediatric critical care physician, Haizlip has also earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology. She has published and presented internationally on using applications of positive psychology to create culture change in academic healthcare. Her article entitled, “The Negativity Bias, medical education, and the culture of academic medicine: Why culture change is hard” earned her and her co-authors the ABIM Foundation Professionalism Article Prize.

In her role as co-director of the Center for Academic Strategic Partnerships for Interprofessional Research and Education (ASPIRE), she is actively involved in clinical, teaching and research activities that promote collaborative education and practice in health care. She has recently been elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP) in Medicine.

Haizlip has also been a faculty member of the UVA Center for Appreciative Practice since its inception and became director in 2016. She has been integral to its Wisdom and Well-Being lecture series and UVA Health System’s offering of Schwartz Center Rounds®.
Haizlip’s professional goal is to integrate her interests in positive psychology and interprofessional healthcare to promote high functioning healthcare teams for the benefit of both practitioners and patients.