Julie Zuniga

Julie Zuniga
PhD, RN Assistant Professor

NUR 3.438

Area:
Adult Health Nursing Research Public Health Tenured/Tenure Track
Expertise:
Chronic Disease/Disability Health Disparities

Biography

Dr. Julie Zuniga is an assistant professor. Her research interest includes 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.

Education

  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Emory Univeristy, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • PhD, Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
  • MSN, Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
  • BA, History, Austin College, Sherman, Texas

Certification and Licensure

  • RN, Texas (active)
  • RN, Georgia (inactive)

Research

Honors/Awards

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (To be inducted October 2019)
  • Ed and Molly Smith Centennial Fellow of Nursing, The University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing
  • Young Researcher Award, American Public Health Association–Public Health Nursing Section, 2017
  • Early Science Investigator Award, Southern Nursing Research Society, 2017
  • Cyber Mentor Protégé Award, American Psychological Association, 2014
  • Doris Bloch Research Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, 2012

Research

  • Zuniga, J. (PI) “Investigating Self-Management of the Dual Diagnosis of HIV and Diabetes”. National Institute of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research (R15NR017579)