Julie Barroso

Title/Position: Associate Dean for PhD / Professor


Julie Barroso is the Associate Dean for Doctoral Programs and a tenured Professor. She has been an educator since 1989, and has taught in BSN, MSN, and PhD programs. In addition, she has mentored numerous PhD students and junior faculty, and has sponsored 3 funded NRSA grant applications. An internationally recognized expert in qualitative research, she teaches qualitative research methods and qualitative data analysis to doctoral students. She has won several teaching awards, most recently the Outstanding PhD Faculty Award from the Duke University School of Nursing. Dr. Barroso received funding from NINR to develop the techniques for qualitative metasynthesis (Dr. Margarete Sandelowski, PI), to determine the psychosocial and physiological factors associated with HIV-related fatigue, and to test the feasibility of a stigma reduction intervention for HIV-infected women. She has published more than 50 articles, most of them data-based. She has won several awards from the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, including the Researcher Recognition Award and the President’s Award. An Adult Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Barroso treated patients with HIV infection for 15 years while holding academic appointments. She is currently on the Board of Trustees for the International Association of Providers in AIDS Care, the first nurse to be selected to serve in this capacity.

Julie Barroso, PhD, ANP-BC, RN, FAAN

BSN, Florida State University, 1983
MSN, University of South Florida, 1988
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1993

Certifications/ Licensures
Florida RN license 9377984
ANCC-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner; certified 9/1/2010-8/31/2015 – certification #0237036

Clinical Specialties
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Care of the patient with HIV infection

Primary Teaching Areas
Qualitative methods, doctoral

Research and Academic Interests
Qualitative metasynthesis
Qualitative research methods
HIV-related fatigue
Stigma reduction interventions for HIV-infected women

Research (selected)
NIH-NINR - "Feasibility of a Stigma Reduction Intervention for HIV-Infected Women"
Principal Investigator - Approved Project Period: 2011-2013
Total Cost: $275,000

NIH-NINR - "Fatigue in HIV-Positive People"
Principal Investigator - Approved Project Period: 2004-2009; NCE 2009-2010
Total Cost: $2,477,528

Publications (selected)
Steinhauser, K. E., & Barroso, J.  (2009).  Using qualitative methods to explore key questions in palliative care.  Journal of Palliative Medicine, 12, 725-730.  PMID:  19663573    
Barroso, J., Hammill, B. G., Leserman, J., Salahuddin, N., Harmon, J. L., & Pence, B.W.  (2010).  Physiological and psychosocial factors that predict HIV-related fatigue. AIDS and Behavior, 14, 1415-1427. PMC2975810   

Bailey, D. E., Barroso, J., Muir, A. J., Sloane, R., Richmond, J., McHutchinson, P., Patel, K., Landerman, L., & Mishel, M. H.  (2010).  Patients with chronic hepatitis C undergoing watchful waiting:  Exploring trajectories of illness uncertainty and fatigue.  Research in Nursing and Health, 33, 465-473. PMID:  20730869

Shim, B., Barroso, J., & Davis, L. L. (2012).  A comparative qualitative analysis of stories of spousal caregivers of people with dementia: negative, ambivalent, and positive experiences. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49(2), 220-229. PMID: 21944564

Toles, M., Barroso, J., Colón-Emeric, C., Corazzini, K., McConnell, E., & Anderson, R. A. (2012).  Staff interaction strategies that optimize delivery of transitional care in a skilled nursing facility: A multiple case study. Family and Community Health, 35(4), 334-344. PMID: 22929379

Barroso, J. & Voss, J. G. (2013). Fatigue in HIV and AIDS: An analysis of evidence. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (JANAC), 24(1 Suppl): S5-S14.  PMID: 23290377

Barroso, J., Harmon, J. L., Madison, J. L., & Pence, B. W. (2013). Intensity, chronicity, circumstances, and consequences of HIV-related fatigue:  A longitudinal study. Clinical Nursing Research, doi: 10.1177/1054773813492998. PMID: 23814175

Shim, B., Barroso, J., Gilliss, C. L., & Davis, L. L. (2013). Finding meaning in caring for a spouse with dementia. Applied Nursing Research, 26, 121-126. PMID: 23827824

Horigan, A. E., Schneider, S. M., Docherty, S., & Barroso, J. (2013). The experience and
self-management of fatigue in patients on hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal,
40(2), 113-122. PMID: 23767335

Harmon, J. L., Collins-Ogle, M., Bartlett, J. A., Thompson, J., & Barroso, J. (2013). Integrating routine HIV screening into a primary care setting in rural North Carolina. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2013.01.001. PMID: 23582578

Major Accomplishments / Honors
President’s Award, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 2005

Named a Distinguished Professor, National Academies of Practice in Nursing, 2006

Named a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, 2007

Researcher Recognition Award, Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 2008

Outstanding PhD Faculty Member, Duke University School of Nursing, 2013

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