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Julie Zuniga | Assistant Professor

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Phone: 512 471-4696

Office: NUR 3.438
The University of Texas at Austin, School of Nursing
1710 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78712

Website: Dr. Julie Zuniga's Reseach Site

Dr. Julie Zuniga is an assistant professor. Her research interest include self-management of stigmatized illnesses in conjunction with co-morbid conditions, with a focus on HIV and diabetes. Dr. Zuniga received her doctorate in nursing at The University of Texas at Austin and completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Active Research

  • Principle Investigator: Investigating Self-Management of the Dual Diagnosis of HIV and Diabetes. National Institute of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research. R15NR017579
  • Principle Investigator: Investigating Biomarkers in Persons with Dual Diagnoses of HIV and Diabetes. The St. David’s Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations.
  • Principle Investigator: CommUnity Care Healthcare Utilization. Summer Research Funding

Completed Research

  • Principal Investigator: Improving self-management of diabetes in persons with HIV. National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research, P30NR015335-01 (Center for Transdisciplinary Collaborative Research in Self-Management Science, Kim, PI).


  • Brown, S., García, A.A., Zuñiga, JA, Lewis, K. (In Press) Effectiveness of Workplace Diabetes Prevention Programs: A Systematic Review of the Evidence. Patient Education and Counseling.
  • Zuñiga, J. A., Bose, E., Park, J., Lapiz-Bluhm, M. D., & García, A. A. (2017). Diabetes Changes Symptoms Cluster Patterns in Persons Living With HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 28(6), 888-896.
  • *McCoy, K., Higgins, M., Zuñiga, J. A., & Holstad, M. (2016). Age as a moderator for stigma in HIV+ Women.  HIV/AID Research and Treatment, SE(3), S1-S8
  • Zuñiga, J. A., Easley, K., Shenvi, N., Nyugen, M., & Hostad, M. (In Press) The impact of diabetes on CD4 recovery in persons with HIV in an urban clinic in the United States. International Journal of STDs & AIDS.
  • Dillard, P., Zuñiga, J., & Holstad, M.  (In press) An integrated review of the efficacy of motivational interviewing in HIV management. Patient Education and Counseling.
  • García, A. A., Zuniga, J. A., & Lagon, C.  (In press). A Personal touch: The most important strategy for recruiting Latino research participants. Journal of Transcultural Nursing.
  • Meyer, J., Morrison, J., & Zuñiga, J. (In press). The benefits and risk of CrossFit: an integrated Review.  Workplace Health & Safety.
  • Park, J. M., & Zuñiga, J.  (2016) Effectiveness of using picture-based health education for people with low health literacy: An integrative review. Cogent Medicine 3(1).
  • Zuniga, J. A., Holstad, M., & Nguyen, M. (2016). Predictors of dual control of HIV and diabetes.  AIDS Care 28(9), 1124-1127.
  • Meyer, J., Pomeroy, M., Reid, D., & Zuñiga, J. (2016) Implications for nursing care of pregnant Muslim woman during Ramadan. Nursing for Women’s Health 20(5), 456-462.
  • Zuniga, JA, Yoo, M., Waldrop-Valverde, D. (2016) Understanding the nature of depressive symtpoms in relation to retention in HIV Care.  AIDS Patient Care and STDs.
  • Garcia, A., Brown, S., Horner, S., Zuñiga J., & Arheart, K. (2015) Home-Based Diabetes Symptom Self-Management Education for Mexican Americans with Type 2 Diabetes.  Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice.
  • Zuñiga, J.A.  (2015) An Integrated Review of Directly Observed Therapy for Tuberculosis in Latin America. Hispanic Health Care International (13)1.
  • García, A., Zuñiga, J., Reynolds, R., Cairampoma, L,& Sumlin, L. (2015) Evaluation of the Spoken Knowledge in Low Literacy in Diabetes Scale (SKILLD) for use with Mexican Americans.  Patient Education and Counseling 26(3), 279-286.
  • Zuñiga, J.A., Muñoz, S., Johnson, M., & García, A. (2014) Tuberculosis Treatment for Hispanic Men Living on the US-Mexico Border. American Journal of Men’s Health.
  • Zuñiga, J.A., Muñoz, S., Johnson, M., & García, A. (2014) The Lived Experience of Tuberculosis Treatment for Mexican Americans Living on the US-Mexico Border.  Journal of Nursing Scholarship 46(4), 253-262.
  • Zuñiga, J.A. (2012) Case Study: The lived experience of Directly Observed Therapy for the Treatment of Tuberculosis. Healthcare for Women International, 33(1), 19-28
  • Zuñiga, J.A. (2011).  Integrated Review: Medication Adherence of Tuberculosis treatment in the Hispanic Population. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 14(1), 23-29.