Chapter Director Spotlight: Julie Philbrook, RN, DNP

Julie Philbrook, RN, DNP


Julie Philbrook (MN) has been a registered nurse at Hennepin County Medical Center, a Level 1 Peds and Adult trauma center in downtown Minneapolis, for 35 years. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) from Augsburg College. She has been a Chapter Director for ThinkFirst Hennepin County for 26 years and has planned and coordinated countless prevention programs including bike rodeos, high school mock car crashes, worksite traffic safety programs, and car seat safety events. She has received several prevention grants; including a four-year Robert Wood Johnson funded Injury Free Coalition for Kids project grant. She was one of the first child passenger safety technician instructors in the nation and a founding member of the MN Child Passenger Safety Advisory Board. In 2016, she became a “Stepping On” Senior Falls Prevention Master Trainer.  Her work has been recognized locally and nationally with several awards. In April, the ThinkFirst National Injury Prevention Foundation presented her with their 2018 Innovative Community Outreach Award. Julie is the State Chapter Director Subcommittee Chairperson.

Julie has lived in MN all her life. She and her 15-year-old daughter, Emily, will be traveling to the east coast for a week this summer with the High School marching band, where Julie will serve as the band nurse. She is also a volunteer Faith Community Nurse for her church.