Julie A. Zuniga, PhD, RN
Recipients of 2019 Rising Star Alumni Award
Julie Zuniga is an Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Zuniga received her BA from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, her MSN and PhD from The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing, during which times she worked in infectious disease/internal medicine unit at the county hospital. She completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship from Emory, in Atlanta Georgia. In 2019, she was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. She was also awarded the Early Science Investigator Award, by Southern Nursing Research Society in 2018 and the Young Researcher Award, American Public Health Association – Public Health Nursing Section. She became a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2019.
Dr. Zuniga’s area of research is self-management of people with multiple morbidities with an emphasis on people living with the dual diagnoses of HIV and diabetes. Currently she is the Principal Investigator of a study that examines self-management behaviors for people with the dual diagnosis of HIV and diabetes National Institute of Nursing Research (R15NR017579). She is also the co-PI of a project “The acceptability of Long Acting PrEP for the prevention of HIV in the transgender community” funded by Merck. She has disseminated 42 articles in nursing and multi-disciplinary journals