Our Leadership

Cure JM is led by a passionate team of volunteers, staff, and medical experts in juvenile myositis research and care.

Emily Ciaran

Julie Houpt

Location: Dallas, Texas

Julie and her husband, Nicholas Houpt, have been involved with Cure JM since 2018.  Julie has served as a member of the research committee since October 2022 and has a particular interest in advancing research to help all children and young adults battling juvenile myositis.

Nick is an attorney in Dallas. Julie studied Science-Business at the University of Notre Dame, earned a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University, and is currently raising her three young children.