Julia McQuillan came to UNL as an Assistant Professor of Sociology in 1998. She became interested in applied research in 1992 and had several research related positions in graduate school. In 2005, she was promoted to associate professor in the Sociology department. Julia enjoys researching gender and disease related problems and is part of the research team that obtained the 5-year NICHD Family Choices (infertility) project that the BOSR is currently conducting. She is currently chair of UNL's Sociology Department.