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.
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. She is currently funded by the National Institute of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research. Dr. Zuniga’s work has widely disseminated with over 33 published manuscripts in peer-reviewed nursing and multidisciplinary journals.