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Julie Barroso R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N.

Julie Vaughn Barroso R.N., Ph.D., F.A.A.N.

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Julie Barroso, PhD, ANP, RN, FAAN, is a Professor and the Department Chair of the College of Nursing, and she teaches primarily in the PhD program. She received her BSN from Florida State University, MSN in Adult Health with a minor in Nursing Education from the University of South Florida, and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Her specialty areas are HIV infection and qualitative methods.

Dr. Barroso was an adult medical/surgical nurse when the first wave of those infected with HIV were being seen in the inpatient setting. She volunteered to care for these patients, seeing them as vulnerable and victims of discrimination. Dr. Barroso also worked as a community health nurse during these early years. Wanting to expand her role, she returned to school to become an adult nurse practitioner, and knowing that she wanted to teach, also earned a minor in nursing education. She joined the Board of Directors of the Tampa AIDS Network, beginning a lifetime of grassroots activism. She then entered doctoral studies, conducting a qualitative dissertation on long-term survivors of AIDS. An internationally recognized expert in qualitative research, she teaches qualitative research methods and qualitative data analysis to doctoral students. 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. An Adult Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Barroso treated patients with HIV infection for 15 years while holding academic appointments. She is on the Board of Directors for LowCountry AIDS Services and is a Director-At-Large for the Board of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

Keywords: HIV-related fatigue, stigma reduction interventions for women living with HIV infection, qualitative metasynthesis.